QuickerTek Inc. announced Wednesday the release of the AntennaKit, an external antenna designed for Apple’s AirPort Base Station (Snow) and AirPort Extreme Base Station.
QuickerTek claims the AntennaKit extends signal strength of the base stations by up to 50 percent. The kit itself includes a 5dBi omnidirectional antenna, mounting bracket, connecting cables, torx wrench tool, CD-ROM and installation guide.
AirPort Extreme Base Stations can accommodate an external antenna (indeed, such antennas have been available from third parties almost as long as the base station itself has been available), but the Snow AirPort Base Station has no such ability. To that end, QuickerTek advises Snow AirPort Base Station users that they’ll need to drill “a small hole” in the cover; the company provides a hole guide to simply this procedure.
QuickerTek sells the AntennaKit for US$129.