The UA600EX is a high performance wireless network adapter that features a powerful 600mW wireless amplifier as well as a high gain directional antenna capable of reaching up to 4X the wireless range of standard wireless adapters. The UA600EX unit is enclosed in a weatherproof housing and comes with a special heavy duty long (26.5 feet) USB cable that enables both indoor and outdoor use simple and easy. The unit can be mounted on walls, poles or on any flat surface for use in different environments including homes, offices, boats, cars and more.
- 802.11n (Backwards compatible w/ 802.11b/g).
- Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz.
- Amplifier Power: 600 mW.
- Wireless Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS.
- Interface: Mini USB to Dual USB 2.0, 1 USB Connection for standard use, 2 USB Connection required for full power 600mW function.
Amped Wireless did not specify exactly what is the range of the UA600EX, other than the 4X that of conventional WiFi network adapter. Long range WiFi is nothing new. Both individuals and organizations have been trying to extend the range of WiFi technology by using different technologies. The TIER project at the University of California at Berkeley (in collaboration with Intel) was able to create long distance point to point network aimed at the developing world. Other groups were able to take WiFi as far as dozes of miles (See for example the Tegola Project at the Edinburgh University).