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TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Antenna

by TP-Link
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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  • Very easy to install, no software required
  • 8dBi Omni-directional operation boosts your signal to a higher range
  • RP-SMA Female connector, works with device with RP-SMA Male connector
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TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Antenna + TP-Link TL-ANT24EC5S 5m Antenna Extension Cable + TP-Link TL-ANT2408C 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Desktop Antenna
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Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions35.2 x 8.2 x 1 cm
Item model numberTL-ANT2408CL
Hardware PlatformPC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,781 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 g
Date First Available20 Sep 2010
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What This Product Does

Indoor omni-directional antenna TL-ANT2408CL operates in the 2.4-2.5 GHz band and provides 8dBi omni-directional operation, which largely extends the wireless range and delivers much better wireless performance. The antenna offers the RP-SMA Female connector guaranteeing wider compatibility with most of the wireless equipment’s.

Replacing your Wi-Fi antenna with TL-ANT2408CL will significantly increase the range and strength of your Wi-Fi signal. This quality built omni-directional antenna is a direct replacement for the antenna that comes standard with your router, access point. Because it is omni-directional, no aiming is required - it can send and receive Wi-Fi in all directions.

Easy To Use

Installation is very easy - just detach your device's factory antenna and attach our booster antenna and you'll experience an instant increase in signal coverage and stability. Please note that the increase in signal strength depends mostly on your router or adapter; upgrading the antennas helps but the signal cannot transmit or receive at a level that your modem or adapter does not have.


∙ Compliant with 802.11n/b/g (2.4GHz)

∙ 8dBi signal gain

∙ RP-SMA Female connector

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed Boost 30 Sep 2011
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I think it best to start this review by mentioning what these aerials are not for; specifically, these aerials will not magically boost the range of your network, so if you're having trouble getting a usable wireless connection in a large property or with an awkwardly located router, then I'm afraid these aren't going to help you. Anyone in such a situation may experience a small boost at best with these aerials, and only if both devices (wireless access point and wireless client) are able to fit these external aerials, you are much better off looking into moving your wireless router to a more central location, or investigating a wireless bridge or a repeater (both will likely require your existing router to support WDS!).

What these aerials are good for however is boosting the performance of an existing, stable wireless connection, which is what they've done for me. I was in a situation where my wireless performance fluctuates a bit, largely because of interference from neighbouring houses, so while it gave great performance during the day, this would drop off in the evenings and slow my ability to connect to the internet considerably. After fitting six of these aerials, probably a bit overkill with three on the router and three on the client, I now get better speed at all times of the day. The aerials are 29cm long, but should fit onto most wireless devices with external aerials; remember to spread them so they're not all pointing in the same direction, as this gives the best signal.

So, at 4.15 a pop these are a good way to replace external aerials on devices that may ship with somewhat cheap, dinky aerials. In my case I had a
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal upgrade for a Firewall Router 24 Dec 2012
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I have just built myself a nice pfSense firewall router and found the antenna on the Dlink card to be ok but gave me signal issues around the house. I bought 4 of these, 3 for the router and one for my USB card for the laptop and they do exactly what it says on the box. Signal in all rooms in the house is much better and I dont have issues with the signal dropping out any more.

Only issue I do have is the antennas are not only much longer but also thicker. this means that you can not fit all 3 to a dlink card as the connectors are to close together (other cards may be ok) however this was easy to fix with a small SMA-RP pigtail lead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me.. 17 Feb 2012
By Simba
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First thing to remember is that wireless is always environmental. Conditions change in every house/office.

Got 3 of these aerials on a TP-Link WA901ND Access point.
I got the best results having the middle aerial straight up, and the far left at 45degrees and the far right at 45degrees \|/. This increased the quality of signal but not range of signal. The people on the end on the reception radius, now get better speed and signal strength.

Physically these are big and chunky. If you fan out the aerials like: \|/ It's almost 2ft wide..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overall performance 6 Feb 2011
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If your router/AP or desktop wireless card/camera has reverse-SMA connectors - generally "a connector" with external antenna - chances are these antennas will work and provide better performance than what you get with your product. They are much longer and thus provide better signal.

I have bought 5 of these, 3 for an AP and 2 for another router. In both cases it has made a difference to justify the small cost. These antennas are great to replace the antennas included with most routers and provide better coverage throughout and higher signal ratio but might not provide enough gain for a specific application.

If you need to pick up a specific signal, directional antennas will be better so it depends what you need them for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much better signal. 9 Oct 2013
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This enhances the signal over my old aerial by about 1.5x, wich is much better. Worth the money, I would buy another one if I needed to.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth getting 6 Sep 2012
By Lucky
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I didn't see any real improvement using these bigger aerials.

But I can recommend getting the Netgear N300 Wi-Fi card this is excellent, full bar range & you can move the aerial anywhere to receive a perfect signal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Connected 24 July 2012
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I bought this as I was losing the signl on my Denon Ceol RCD 7. This aerial is about 4 times longer and very well made.

It connected quite easily at the back of the the Denon and after resetting it picked up my wireless router and stayed with the signal.

Very pleased with it so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big, black and they work. 13 July 2012
By Nickrs
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These antennas are big and black but they do work well. A very cheap way of enhancing and stabilising your wifi network if you need to extend the range of your LAN. They work very well with TP-Link's range extender products TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150MBPS Wireless Lite N Range Extender, Atheros, 1T1R, 2.4GHz or TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150MBPS Wireless Lite N Range Extender, Atheros, 1T1R, 2.4GHz.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As I said about the other products I've bought, I fitted it after the...
These items are spot on, just as listed, came within a couple of days, very good service and quality items, will be buying other items in the ear future.
Published 16 days ago by Ronnie Lees
3.0 out of 5 stars Made a difference but..
What you should realise is that these things are huge! They are about 12" high yes they made a difference on my NUC with a passive Akasa case but I just couldn't live with the size... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Dabbler
5.0 out of 5 stars Does make a difference
I put one on my router which has three antennae and the gain is about 3 Db according to inSIDDer.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for Thick Walled houses
Router to laptop is through 2 walls and this aerial has increase my signal by 2 bars, whatever they measure. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good upgrade and increased stability of wireless
Replaced the x 3 aerials on my TP Link AP with these. First thing to say is they are long 30cm (think of a ruler) and they have a good girth to them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CJO
5.0 out of 5 stars good item easy to set up and fast delivery
just unscrew old Omni-Directional Antenna and screw new one in the range expansion is great well worth it if you have some distance to travel
Published 2 months ago by NIck2010
3.0 out of 5 stars No noticeable difference
Swapped originals for two of these to improve upstairs reception. Don't seem to make a noticeable difference but probably more to do with the obstructions than the antenna. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris G
5.0 out of 5 stars Does it's job perfectly
My PC uses a PCIe Wi-Fi card and the two antennas it came with are OK, but sub-par when the PC is sat on the floor surrounded by cabinets in a room with bricked walls only 10... Read more
Published 3 months ago by thebuyinator
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
Sorted out my poor reception problem great. Luckily it stands upright as in the picture without falling over but it is extremely long.
Published 3 months ago by Anthony Cockell
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformed my router. No need for extenders.
This worked much better than I expected. I was not having much luck with wifi range extenders due to poor signal quality and stability. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Tripathi
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