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5.0 out of 5 stars DX WiFi for a modest price, 17 Aug. 2011
This review is from: TP-Link TL-ANT2424B 2.4GHz 24dBi Grid Parabolic Antenna (Accessory)
We bought one of these to connect to Brightlingsea Wireless 2.5km away. Used it with a TP-Link TL-WA5110G 54MBPS High Power Wireless Access Point in WISP mode and it pulls in a strong signal. However, it is highly directional and you will need to aim it carefully and ensure that the arm is horizontal.

The first thing that you notice is the size - this is a big dish - and as already noted it is heavy too. You will need a solid 2" pole to mount it on. The second thing you notice is the rather short pigtail. But you will need a TP-LINK TL-ANT24PT3 Pigtail Cable - 3m to connect it to your WiFi router, so the length is a bit immaterial. n-connectors are supposed to be weatherproof but we wrapped the connection in self-amalgamating tape anyway...

It comes in kit form but construction is straightforward. Joined it up, turned on the router and up popped the WAPs we wanted loud and clear.

Does the job and it is excellent value for money -
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2014 15:55:10 BDT
Mark H says:
Thanks for the review. I would guess that cable loss would be a problem if you used more than a few metres. Did it work better without the 3m extra cable ?

Also can you estimate how accurate the aim needs to be ? One degree ? Ten degrees ? Also in the horizontal and vertical planes.

Did you try one of the lower gain yagi antenna in the same application ?

I assume the other end was some sort of omni-directional wireless access point and you used this to get connectivity at a greater range.
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