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QuickerTek intros Wi-Fi antenna upgrade for MacBooks

updated 12:15 am EST, Tue December 15, 2009

New 5dBi Whip Antenna improves range

QuickerTek has introduced a Wi-Fi antenna upgrade claimed to offer up to three times the wireless range compared to the stock MacBook components. The antenna mounts to the LCD screen, while the cord attaches directly to the internal AirPort card by passing through either the security slot or ExpressCard slot of any unibody MacBook or MacBook Pro, including 13-, 15-, and 17-inch models. It requires no extra software and includes a detailed installation manual to assist with installation.

The antenna provides 5dBi of gain and works with Apple's AirPort base Stations or any other 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access points from companies such as Belkin, Cisco, and DLink, among others. It supports wireless communication across both 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz bands, while a one-year warranty covers parts and labor.

The new antenna upgrade is available to order directly from QuickerTek.com for $50.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Zubaz.

    Megazoinks!

  1. WayneWilliams

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    QuickerTek Policy

    Complete rip off. After installation, my connection jumped back and forth between connected and not connected. The device became extremely hot and I received a system message advising that the computer needed to shut down. After reboot, the incident report cited their software as the culprit. Additionally, the usb chord is far too short to hang on the top of the laptop as illustrated. When I called to return, they only offered "store credit", pointing to the "terms and conditions of sale" accompanying the order. My attorney advises that QuickerTek may be in violation of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (“Federal Lemon Law”) and I am considering prosecuting as a class action. Any one want to join in?

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