Antennas for Network Adapters

If you're using a point-to-point link to reach a single distant network client, you will need a network adapter that accepts an external antenna. You might find a PC Card adapter with an antenna connector, but Buffalo and other manufacturers offer USB Wi-Fi network adapters that can use an external antenna.

Because some adapters use proprietary antenna connectors, they require a special cable called a pigtail with a standard antenna cable connector at one end and a plug that matches the adapter's connector at the other. A proprietary pigtail can cost more than the network adapter, but comparable pigtails are also available at less than a third of the adapter maker's prices from several other sources, including Fleeman ...

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