Many people talk about meshing and meshing can be a solution in some cases, but at FON we opted instead for designing our own antennas that we call the Fontennas. These are the specs.
La Fontenna is being designed to help FONeros extend their WiFi signal reach to localized areas around their house or flat and still have very good signal at home. The first Fontenna to be launch this month will be the Fontenna Panel. Panel antennas are ideal to be placed on windows or outdoor walls facing the street.
The Fontenna is also designed to improve, in a lower degree, the WiFi coverage on the area located at the back of the device (inside the home). The Fontenna is weather proof so it can be installed both indoor and outdoor with the proper fixation. It comes with double side stickers to be fixed to flat surfaces as glass or metal and also a couple of screws and a mounting plate so you can fix it to a wood or brick wall.
This is the first of a series of Fontennas that will help us see more traffic on our Foneras. We will now be able to get nice connections from the street, even if we live in a four storey building (range may vary depending on many environmental variables). Other Fontennas will follow as the Omni Fontenna that will be more useful for ground floor homes or other specific scenarios. Here’s a detail of the specs on this first Fontenna Panel:
Frequency Range: 2400Mhz to 2500Mhz
Antenna gain: 7~8dBi
VSWR: 2.0 : 1 MAX
Polarization: Linear, vertical
Impedance: 50 ohms
Temperature: -10 to +55 Celsius
Connector: R/P SMA PLUG
Cable length: 3 mts Low Loose cable
Now people walking down the street will be able to “feel” our Fonera presence with their WiFi gadgets and FON coverage will improve big time. The Fun has just started!!
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