req adv: grid vs dish antennas

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by tg, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. tg

    tg Guest

    I want to get a high gain directional wlan antenna and I was thinking about a Cisco
    AIR-ANT3338 solid dish - they're pricey but I expect excellence from Cisco. I've also
    seen these grid antennas about which are a fraction of the price and yet advertise the
    same gain levels. Is there an advantage to getting the Cisco or am I just paying for the
    name? Thanks for any advice.
    tg, Jun 4, 2008
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  2. Hi
    It all depends on the environment and your expectation of the outcome.
    Under normal situation the brand of the Antennae make is Not a big issue.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 5, 2008
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  3. tg

    tg Guest

    so instead of a £300 cisco dish I may get exactly the same performance form a £50 grid
    tg, Jun 5, 2008
  4. tg

    Lem Guest

    It depends on what you want to do with it. See, for example, this
    thread (and the ones linked from it):

    You'll probably get more info from alt.internet.wireless than from this
    XP-oriented newsgroup.

    Lem -- MS-MVP

    To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
    Lem, Jun 5, 2008
  5. tg

    tg Guest

    ok thanks Lem I'll try alt.internet.wireless
    tg, Jun 6, 2008
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