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.