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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Adding an Antenna to an Access Point

As they say, some guys have all the luck. If your access point, like the Linksys Wireless Broadband Router does not have a connection for an external antenna, you can't add an external antenna to it (and you are out of luck!).

Although some Wi-Fi access points intended for home use don't have an external antenna connection, almost all Wi-Fi access point and bridge units that are intended for commercial applications have connections for (and are used with) antennas. Of course, these industrial-strength units do tend to cost more.

On the other hand, if your access point, like the Apple Extreme Base Station, comes ...

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