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No difference at all over stock, 4" anteanna.
on August 29, 2014
I have an office in a cottage adjacent to my house. I purchased a WiFi range extender to bring WiFi over there and the signal was adequate. I purchased this antenna hoping to improve the WiFi signal. Using WiFi analytic software (There is an excellent tool available for free from Amped Wireless, the manufacturer of my range extender at www.ampedwireless.com/wifianalytics) I could see absolutely no discernible difference in signal strength between this antenna and the small 4" antenna that came with the device.
I captured a screenshot with a graph depicting my WiFi signal over time during which I swap antennae. You can see a downward spike in the instance where I swapped antennae and then the signal resumes exactly the same. When I figure out how to post pictures to Amazon, I'll share.
Like so many things inexpensive these days, did I simply get the on-in-ten items that doesn't work out of the box? Who knows. It just seems like a roll of the dice any more.