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QuickerTek offers 2nd Generation 5dBi Tri-Band Antenna Upgrade

QuickerTek offers 2nd Generation 5dBi Tri-Band Antenna Upgrade

Wichita based innovator, QuickerTek Inc. today announces their second generation higher gain 5dBi Tri-Band Antenna upgrade kit for the Apple 802.11n Extreme Base Station and the Time Capsule 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. We found a way to fix the modest receptive sensitivity and transmission capability by bringing the antennas outside the box. In-house testing showed up to 3 times better signal strength then that of the built-in antennas.

iPads Appear on FCC Website, Both Sporting Two Wi-Fi Antennas per Model

iPads Appear on FCC Website, Both Sporting Two Wi-Fi Antennas per Model

Both versions of the the iPad, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G, have appeared on the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) website. Although the user manual, external photos, and other materials are still being withheld at Apple’s request, there are several small discoveries to be made. Both models of the iPad have two Wi-Fi antennas, one that is shared with Bluetooth, and one that is not. These antennas cannot transmit simultaneously, are “fed with different power levels,” and are located in different places within the casing. Exact reason for the dual antenna configuration was not provided but it appears to be for reception diversity, allowing the iPad to decide which antenna is working better and switch between them, opting for the higher power version when needed.
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