The high-grade, heavy duty, HAO17SDP Hi-Gain Wireless17dBi Antenna is built to add more wireless coverage to your existing wireless 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n devices. The HAO17SDP increases the standard antenna strength of most devices (around 2dBi or decibels) to a staggering 17dBi, resulting in a 700% increase in wireless strength and coverage. The HAO17SDP uses smart antenna technology called MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output), to improve wireless communication performance between your devices. In addition, Dual-Polarization is an essential component for high speed and high bandwidth networks with data intensive applications such as streaming media, VoIP, gaming, etc. The Directional Antenna concentrates the signal in one direction for stronger signal and better long range wireless connections. The Directional Antenna is also great for long range Point-to-Point wireless applications as in the diagram below. For optimal results, use a pair of Directional Antennas to maximize your distance. Installation of the HAO17SDP is simple and straight forward. It is compatible with most wireless devices (Access Point, Routers, Bridges and Network Adapters) on the market with removable external antennas. The Hawking Antenna comes equipped with N-Type to SMA connectors to support a wide range of wireless devices.