Summary: To get the max benefit, one has to point this antenna right at the source. Fine tuning is cumbersome since it is large and the brace offers limited adjustment flexibility. Also, since it is outdoors, going in and out to make each adjustment is much work. Unless fine tuned to exact point, I found the signal strength equal to my alfa indoor antenna.
I recommend using best quality cable such as Times microwave LMR400
Patricia Klecker, Amazon
19 December 2014
Summary: I'm getting all 5 bars signal strength from my neighbors router 1000 feet away and I don't even have it mounted outside yet. My neighbor has standard type router with stock antenna. I recommend using best quality cable such as Times microwave LMR400, use shortest length possible to lower signal loss. This would be a good antenna for an attic installation but it's much easier to aim if you can see your target.
Summary: I am very happy with the TP-Link antenna. I am using this antenna with the Alfa AWUS036NHR adapter and the Alfa R36. My wifi source is about 1 mile away and I get solid reception where I can browse the internet quickly and watch netflix on all my devices. If I really wanted to improve my setup and lose less signal, I could get high quality, expensive LMR-400 cable and shorten my 33 feet of cable. However, I am very happy with my wifi and don't need to do that.
Summary: I have a difficult point to point link of 4.5 miles through some ground clutter (read about fresnel zones if you are having trouble with a link). Increasing height was not an option so I needed to improve the gain either through the antenna or power of the transmitter. I tried higher power with a different radio on my current antenna (17 dbi flat panel). The improvement was minor.
Summary: A bit tricky to aim. It took me several tries from several different spots to get it positioned just right but when I finally got it right it's like I'm in the same room with the router even though I'm across a highway. The public hotspot was too near to not use and this made it work.
Summary: It's a bit big but works great. I've been using it for months now and it picks up signals better then anything else I've tried. I live on the fringe of town with no dsl nor cable. in my area. I found a reliable subscription wifi signal 8 miles from my location. The antenna is connect to a Ubiquiti Nano Station via the ext antenna port then runs into house over a 100' flat Ethernet cable. Without this system I'd be out of luck for a low cost internet access.
Summary: Ordered used, recieved new, minus original package material I have it at around 35 ft on a mast with a rotator. Works REALLY well. Be sure to use marine silicone on ALL joints and cables, and seal with black tape where needed. Use silicone adhesive on the reflector at the front of the horn, it has only one screw. Signals went from barely usable to full scale, goes through trees and most obstacles. Line of sight is best, of course.