updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon August 20, 2007
QuickerTek Wi-Fi upgrade
QuickerTek today rolled out an upgrade for Apple's AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station, improving wireless performance by moving the Wi-Fi antenna outside of the Base Station case for better signal gathering. QuickerTek's N Antenna Upgrade is a set of matched antennas to extend the 802.11n specification requiring multi-input, multi-output. Users can position the AirPort Extreme N Base Station using an included 4-foot coaxial cable up and away from household clutter to improve wireless performance, and the device maintains backward compatibility with previous wireless standards. The QuickerTek N Antenna Upgrade is available as a user-installed upgrade for $130, or QuickerTek can install the array on a Base Station for $180. The company also sells pre-upgraded Base Stations for $350.