Wireless Router Directional or Omnidirectional Antenna

Omni Directional Antenna
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What direction do you aim an antenna on a wireless router to get the best reception.


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The answer appears to depend on whether you have a Directional or Omnidirectional Antenna.

Omnidirectional Antenna

The Omnidirectional Antenna emits the waves from the sides of the antenna, although with a reduced performance in the direction of the point of the antenna

Directional Antenna

A Directional antenna must be aimed in the direction of the signal transmitter or receiver (eg: a router or WiFi hotspot). Direct line from the point of the antenna will provide the best strength and quality.


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Omni Directional Antenna Orientation

Another interesting view of the limitations of an Omnidirectional Antenna, is shown in this image, with the different heights of the antennas.


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