NOTE:To obtain optimal results in
extending wireless range with antenna
installations, it is recommended that a
qualified, professional installer is consulted
for site survey and proper installation.
Optimize WLAN Range and Power
NETGEAR’s line of antennas and accessories for 802.11b and 802.11g devices give you multiple
options for maximizing the reach and performance of your wireless infrastructure devices. Every WLAN
deployment is unique. When planning a network that incorporates wireless, varying facility sizes,
construction materials, distance between transmission points and physical obstructions must be
accounted for. With both directional and omni-directional antennas (also referred to as range
extenders), low-loss cables, mounting hardware, and other accessories, installers can customize a
value-priced wireless solution that meets the requirements of even the most challenging applications.
18 dBi Patch Panel Directional Antenna
This indoor/outdoor directional* antenna provides a 3-in-1 solution for mixed applications in combination
with an 802.11b or 802.11g access point or wireless router. One, it delivers extended access point range in
a single floor environment ideally positioned in the corner of a building. Two, it functions point-to-point
so that you can wirelessly connect LANs between buildings in a campus-type environment. Three, it
provides multifloor transmission when placed on a ceiling, as the higher power output extends the range
through typical flooring materials. Includes several mounting options (fixed wall, wall adjustable, and pole),
cable sold separately.
*Directional: Concentrates transmit and receive radio-frequency energy into a cone, or beam, for higher signal strength and reception in a
5 dBi Omni-directional Antenna
This indoor omni-directional** antenna is designed to extend coverage and increase the performance of any
wireless 802.11b or 802.11g device. This antenna is especially useful in optimizing coverage when you want
to place your wireless access point or router out of plain view – in a wiring closet or above a ceiling pad.
Locate this antenna at the top of a cubicle, on a ceiling, desktop or wall, where it is more receptive to radio
signals. Ideal placement is on a wall, 2 m high, or on the ceiling facing the area to cover. Includes mounting
brackets, cable sold separately.***
** Omni-directional: Radiates radio-frequency energy equally in all directions for widespread, all-points deployment.
***NETGEAR recommends use of antenna cable up to 5 m long with the ANT24O5 antenna. If you need to place the antenna at a greater
distance, we recommend you use the power booster.
500 mW Power Booster****
The 500-milliwatt bi-directional power booster increases the transmission signal from an average 50 mW to
500 mW and amplifies the signal by 10 dB (10 times) in receive mode. It is used to enable a single access
point device to cover a larger area. Consisting of a bi-directional amplifier, 500 mW (+27 dBm) in transmit
mode for +5 to +15 dBm input, it provides 10 dB gain in receive mode. It can also be used to fully compen-
sate for the loss of long antenna cables without any reduction of performance, and permits one to position an
antenna at a greater distance from a wireless node. Used in conjunction with a high gain antenna, such as the
18 dBi ANT24D18, it can provide very high outdoor range – up to 120 km or about 74 miles. Easy to
install, no configuration required; includes ceiling/wall mount bracket, cable sold separately.
**** NETGEAR has approved this product for use in the United States only. As per FCC regulations, the ANT24BNA booster is sold
as part of a transmission system which includes the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point and the NETGEAR 3m cable
(ACC-10314-02). This product may only be ordered as part of a bundle p/n: ME103BDL1NA. Use of the ANT24BNA with any other
products is strictly prohibited by FCC regulations. Netgear expressly disclaims the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose for any damage caused by misuse of the ANT24BNA.