What is it and how does it work?😎
A WiFi antenna is a passive element that does not offer any additional power to the signal .
A Wi- Fi antenna simply redirects the energy it receives from the station ( from the router ). This energy redirects it in an orientation in which it has more energy, and less energy in the other directions. In other words, a USB WiFi antenna works like a repeater but in reverse : instead of sending the signal further, it attracts the waves to the same point .
The general operation of usb wifi antennas is plug-and-play (connect and start using). However, it is possible that the download of software is required for its correct use (usually this is done by the computer itself).
Below we show you a series of Wi- Fi antennas including their most outstanding characteristics so that you can choose the best one according to the use you are going to give it.
The best usb wifi antennas
We start strong with this incredible USB Wi-Fi antenna that has:
- Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter
- High speed AX1800. Up to 1201 Mbps on 5 GHz or 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz on your PC or laptop. 1.5 times the speed of AC1200
- Receive a targeted signal: With Beamforming , this 5GHz USB WiFi Adapter creates a fast, focused WiFi connection even when your router is on a different floor
- USB 3.0 port - Works up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
- Effortless setup : plug in the WiFi 6 USB , install the preloaded driver , and it 's working ! No need to run any CD for setup
- State-of-the-art WPA3 encryption : Strong password protection protects personal data even when the PC is connected to a public network
- Also, compatible with Windows 10 and 11
Now we go with one of the best selling wifi adapters , the TP-Link Archer T3U Plus AC1300 . This one has ideal specifications at its low price, let's see them👇
- ULTRA-FAST SPEED - AC1300 ( 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band or 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band ) Dual Band Wi-Fi
- MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY - Improve the performance and efficiency of the entire network with MU-MIMO technology
- DUAL-BAND INTERNET - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands provide flexible connectivity, giving devices access to Wi-Fi AC routers for faster speeds and extended coverage
- HIGH GAIN ANTENNAS - Advanced high gain external antennas greatly improve the receive and transmit signal strength of the USB adapter
- WINDOWS/MACOS COMPATIBLE - Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP and macOS
Below we see a USB 3.0 without an antenna that acts as a Wi- Fi adapter. It has unbeatable features for its price, let's see them😁
- Up to 400Mbps on 2.4GHz and 867Mbps on 5GHz
- It offers highly efficient wireless connection . WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2, WEP
- WiFi receiver for PC , provide wireless networks to desktop computers or old laptops
- With Soft-AP mode , this wireless USB adapter can turn a wired internet connection to a PC or laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot , offer Wi-Fi signal to your mobile devices.
- Compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Mac OS X 10.9-10.15.
Network card (desktop computer)
Now we will see one of the jewels in the crown , a network card (integrated into the motherboard of desktop computers). In this case, it is capable of providing up to 2400Mbps in 5Ghz and 6Ghz. In 2.4Ghz it gives up to 574Mbps . Apart from all this, it provides latest generation bluetooth 5.2 🤩
- Superior Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Compatible with our portfolio of differentiated Wi-Fi 6 features in the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands
- 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz or 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
- Bluetooth5.2 . Compared to BT5.1, higher capacity, faster speed and extremely low latency. Includes the Isochronous Channel feature that lays the foundation for the implementation of the next generation of Bluetooth audio: Low Energy Audio
- Browse safely knowing your high-speed WiFi is protected from hackers and malware through advanced WPA3 encryption
- Compatibility --- Support Windows 11/10 for desktop PC
If what you want is a simple network card that connects to the PCI Express port of your computer and is capable of providing up to 433Mbps in the 5Ghz band and up to 200Mbps in the 2.4Ghz band, this is your ideal card. Power, design and performance, all inside this little card 😉
- AC600 DUAL BAND WIFI - Get the most out of your network with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 600 Mbps ( 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 200 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band )
- MU-MIMO COMPATIBLE - Increase network performance and efficiency when working with a MU-MIMO compatible router
- HIGH GAIN ADJUSTABLE ANTENNA - High gain 5dBi multidirectional antenna, adjustable and detachable according to your needs
- EXPANDS WIRELESS COVERAGE - Boosts signal significantly extends your existing WiFi reception , allowing you to enjoy fast, uninterrupted 4K streaming and smooth gaming
- WPA3 COMPATIBLE - Enhance cybersecurity with more secure, individualized protection
- INCLUDES LOW PROFILE BRACKET - Custom options give you the flexibility to find a bracket that perfectly fits your board's design