Summary: If you have a broken antenna and want to replace it... maybe this would be good.
Pros: It's better than nothing... but if you have an external antenna port, you likely already have the benefits of an antenna. The base station has a powerful magnetic bottom to grab onto a metal case nicely.
Cons: I purchased this with a TP-Link TL-WN722N USB wifi adapter. It's a hi-gain card that included a 4dBi antenna of it's own. Swapping that with this 8dBi antenna did absolutely nothing to the signal. They both got me 3 bars at 65Mbps. I tried attaching this to the USB adapter directly and to it's ow...
Summary: With the old antenna that came with my PCI card, I was downloading off the net at 600 kB/s on average (my internet connection can go to 1200 KB/s). Speeds were highly variable though, sometimes drop ping down to as low as 200-400 KB/s.
Pros: Long cord. Boosted bandwidth a little bit.
Cons: Didn't increase my bandwidth by much., If I don't have it at the correct angle, speeds would bottom out at 150 kb/s.
Summary: I got this product to increased range of my modem with 5 dBi. However there was no difference in range though the strength increased. On calling up the TP Link customer care, they said it does not increase the range. this is in sharp contrast to what s written in the product description.
Don't but this. Just buy the antenna not the stand.
Shahpoor Irani, Amazon
15 February 2012
Summary: Don't but this. Just buy the antenna not the stand. I did test and with the stand the range stayed the same or increased by max 1db. When I put the antenna directly on the router it increased by 9 to 10 db. So just buy the antenna not with the stand. It's cheaper.