In this chapter
Understanding Wi-Fi antennas
Antennas and the FCC
Adding an antenna to a Wi-Fi card
Adding an antenna to an access point
Antenna in a can
Where to buy an antenna
Adding antennas to your Wi-Fi network—both to your access point and to the Wi-Fi cards in your computers—can greatly extend the range of your Wi-Fi network.
This chapter explains the ins and outs of antennas. What are the best kind to use and how do they connect? How should an antenna be positioned, and are there other configuration issues? What do antennas cost, and where should you buy yours?
I'll answer these questions and more in this “broadcast blast” of a chapter.