How can the Air Port Extreme 802.11 n Base Station be improved? By bringing the internal antennas outside the box. With a more sensitive 5dBi external antenna array. The new Base Station is quite powerful by embracing the Draft-N 2.0 specification, however there is plenty of room for improvement. The MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) antennas are all quite modest in receptive sensitivity and transmission capability.
Having an external setup offers the flexibility of using coaxial cable to put your antennas where the reception/transmission is best. This means you can arrange your 5dBi antenna array at the best possible position with 3 foot of coaxial cable, maximizing its potential.
Our kit offers the new 5dBi antenna array and a 3 foot coaxial cable to wring more performance out of that new Base Station. This is fully compatible with the other 802.11 standards of b/g/n. The range increase is 2 to 3 times greater coverage than a standard n Base Station, depending on your situation.
This upgrade increases the range of 802.11n; 802.11a is unaffected.