Summary: Larger than expected, though not huge it is near 3 feet across when assembled. Went from seeing 3 or 4 networks to a dozen or more in a rural setting. The bolts provided are much too long by half, they don't interfere with assembly just look like you scrounged them as they don't need to be 2 inches...
Summary: It didn't take much time to put together. 4 stars because the female prong was offset and I am not 100% certain the coupling is occurring of the male adapter. However the performance is on par with a 20 dBi directional antenna, so all is well.
Summary: This antenna gets the job done, while clear line of sight will yield the best results, I feel it's pretty well suited for the city & the obstructions that come with city life. I can connect to free wifi about 3 blocks away (90% Signal Strength / 86% Link Strength), while utilizing the antenna...
Summary: I really love this item. Works like a charm. I am in a very forested area and I can occasionally pickup other signals. But as I said, I am in a very forested area. Nearest neighbor is 1/4th mile away.
Summary: Instructions are very basic but a little common sense and the antenna goes together easily. This antenna is big. The reflector is solid, not flimsy metal and appears powder coated. The packing was good.
Summary: It's a pretty simple piece, just plug in and point. I have 2 of these, each connected to a tp-link 801ND 300 Mbps access point. I've successfully linked 2 buildings together and haven't had any issues. I'm guessing the distance was around 1500'.
Summary: It didn't give me the signal I hoped for, but that might be because I'm not really an expert at these things too. It did get me a strong enough signal to work with but not as much as you'd expect for the size of this thing. If nothing else it looks impressive up there anyway, lol.
I will follow up once installed - (update) It's big and it works :-)
Marco Mike, Amazon
15 February 2012
Summary: package arrived on time and in good order. all parts included. I will post follow up once installed. waiting for cable and network adapter to arrive. 1-13-13 update: Cable and adapter arrived - Yesterday I installed Tp link 2.4g antenna to one post of Amped wireless range extender 10000.
Summary: After receiving this antenna, I'm a bit frustrated due to unexpected size, which mean larger than was thought. I didn't expect the size after having 5.8Ghz grid parabolic before this antenna. Then I did the evaluation test after complete the installation.
Summary: I use this with my DDWRT router to have a wireless repeater. This offers very good range compared to other products I've tried. One thing I do not understand is that some say if you hook this up with a high-powered wireless receiver it'll perform better. For me that was not the case.