Do the high gain after market antenna's for routers really do anything?

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    I just ordered a Linksys 54G and i was curious what the expensive aftermarket antenna's are for, is this just if you have a big house, or will they give you faster speeds? They are kinda pricey, wondering if its cost effective, thanks
     
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    its meant to increase the range, not the speed. at least not directly. if you have a better connection, stronger strength, that means less latency which kinda translates into speed. not enough for you to notice tho

    as for if they actually work, ive no idea
     
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    Extends range.

    You'll have faster speeds at a distance, but only because you have a stronger signal.
     
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    I was at work and we have a Linksys one, its like $70, i was just curious why it was so expensive and whats the point of getting them.
     
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    Just got one for our D-Link router. My mom's desktop in her office couldn't pickup the signal from the server closet across the house, now it's very strong. I believe it was a Directional antenna however, and not just a stronger signal or w/e.
     

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