Linksys Ships New High Gain Wi-Fi Antennas

Irvine-based Linksys, the unit of Belkin which develops home and business networking equipment, said today that it has launched a new, high gain antenna for Wi-Fi networks. The company said its new, dual-band, omni-directional antennas help provide roughly 2 times the performance over stock antennas on most wireless routers. The new antennas--which provider 4dBi gain in 2.4Ghz and 7dBi in 5Ghz--are aimed at use at the edge of Wi-Fi networks, and simply replace a router's existing RP-SMA antenna. The new antennas starat $59.99.