Amped Wireless Pro UA600EX Wireless-N USB Adapter announced
The new USB-Adapter Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N (600 mW) Pro allows users to Mac / Windows-compatible devices to simplify the procedure to connect to a wireless WiFi-network over long distances. The model is equipped UA600EX directional antenna, which works in tandem with the built-in amplifier signal.
The USB adapter also includes a 26.5-foot weatherproof dual-connector USB 2.0 cable for connecting to a computer or USB-equipped router from where it gets its power. While users can use only one USB connector for basic operation, two are used to achieve maximum performance.
The unit is unusual in that it features 600 milliwatts of output power versus the more-usual 50. When paired with the high-gain single-directional antenna (most Wi-Fi routers have antennas with no gain at all), the device maximizes range output signal strength in a single direction.
Meant to see action in buildings, RVs, boats and other normally-challenging environments, the UA600EX intends to enable PCs, Macs and other compatible mobile devices to hook up to 2.4GHz 802.11b, g, or Wi-Fi N networks, while sporting a weatherproof enclosure and indoor and outdoor mounting kits.
The signal power in the direction of maximum gain is 29 dBm, and sensitivity at the level of -95 dBm. UA600EX supports the security protocols WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed and WPS.
System requirements for Mac are OS X 10.4 or higher, and for PC are Windows 2000 or higher. Drivers for both platforms are included, and the unit retails for $110 with a street price just under $100.