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EtherDesigns Cantenna

Wireless networking has become a wide spread service that many have found extremely useful. It allows flexibility for users and a lot more freedom to leave your house, taking along your personal information and fun stuff. Small companies have saved thousands by going wireless and avoiding cable installation. And those who want a network within their house no longer need to worry about drilling holes, a great relief for those who just bought a brand new home.

But as with any new technology, bugs and issues arise. While wireless isn’t new, quite a few are still not sure if they want this as their own technology highway. Wireless networking brings great security concerns; with the security updates popping up every few weeks from Microsoft, who wouldn’t be concerned?

Mfr. Specifications

  • Mini-Tenna 5″ model
    uses a can assembly and is designedfor applications that need a wider coverage area
  • Deluxe 10″ model
    uses a can that is optimized for longrange coverage and high gain.

Both models use the same basic tube assembly and has been weatherized to be used outdoors. It has a sealed front-end, and O-rings on the N-female connector to resist moisture. It also includes a solder lug washer for attaching a ground wire for outdoor use.

Each model also features a high-tech, wrinkle black, powder-coated finish. This industrial finish has several advantages over a painted can. Powder Coating, unlike paint, offers a superior finish while adding valuable performance properties like resistance to extreme weather conditions as well as corrosion, heat, solvents, chemicals, U/V rays, impacts, and abrasions. Powder coating is an industrial finish and is very durable, and it is also very attractive.

Both models also include a Tripod mount that fits any standard 1/4″ x 20 screw mount. The flexible Mini-Tripod is optional or use your existing photographic monopod or tripod. Designed to be small enough for hand-held mobile work, but now designed for use with any tripod.

Luckily today’s routers provide extra security, and, as you well know, routers are in fact the best way to protect your computer from outside harm. It keeps out the riff-raff, and protects from such viruses such as the WormBlaster that had its way with computers worldwide not too long ago. But new wireless capabilities in routers offer encryption to those who would like to lock down their LAN networks, too. Such encryption can be from 64bit all the way to 256bit.

So here you are, you have your wireless network set up to be secure, allowing you to move around with your laptop within the walls of your house/business, with fast access to your files and or internet. But then there come these connection issues slowing down your precious network, causing you havoc from a distance. Well, it’s not uncommon for a wireless router to hit brick walls and other obstacles and be unable to provide a strong signal.

This product, the EtherDesign Cantenna, can help tremendously by boosting your wireless signal, and in some cases perfecting it. It supports the latest 54g technology with the appropriate adapters, and supports it’s predecessors as well.

What’s nice about the EtherDesign Cantenna’s are its size and performance. Beyond that, EtherDesigns offers more than one size of Cantenna–yes, guys, size does matter; we’ll get to this later.




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