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The HOA12DP Outdoor Wireless-AC 12 dBi Directional Antenna is a heavy-duty, weather proof antenna for extending the range of your 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi devices. The HOA12DP increases the wireless strength from a standard 2 dBi (decibels) to a staggering 12dBi, resulting in a 400% increase in the wireless coverage and strength.
The most commonly used wireless bandwidth is 2.4GHz. It is one of the older standards and provides good Wi-Fi range and wall/obstruction penetration. However, neighbors, roommates, Wi-Fi hot spots, etc. all use this same frequency which can cause interference and major slowdowns. It has limited bandwidth for simultaneous activities, so multiple users on the same network sending emails, video chatting, streaming movie, gaming, etc. can grind internet speeds to a halt. In addition, the same 2.4 GHz frequency is shared between different devices (i.e. common household devices like microwaves and cordless phones), causing more interference. Wireless-AC technology addresses this problem. It provides much faster speeds, providing more bandwidth so more things can be done quicker. Wireless-AC also uses the 5 GHz frequency, which means separate channels from 2.4 GHz users, thus avoiding the congestion. However, 5 GHz does have a drawback of less range and not being able to penetrate walls and obstructions as compared to 2.4 GHz. Hawking concurrent Wireless-AC products provide maximum flexibility for Wi-Fi networks. Wireless-AC devices can connect to the popular 2.4 GHz frequency for compatibility and range and also simultaneously off-load traffic to a faster, less-crowded 5 GHz AC frequency for speed. The users can simply pick the network of choice. The HOA12DP strengthens and extends the Wireless-AC signal for long range, high traffic wireless networks.
The Directional Antenna concentrates the signal in one direction for more wireless strength and longer range. The HOA12DP Antenna is ideal for long range Point-to-Point wireless applications. As shown in the diagram, use a pair of Directional Antennas, one on each end (location A & B), for optimal results.