QuickerTek Inc. has announced an
antenna upgrade kit
for Dr. Bott’s ExtendAIR Omni antenna. The antenna is designed to work with AirPort Extreme Base Stations equipped with an antenna port, and improves wireless networking range for the device. QuickerTek’s modification enables the antenna to work on all AirPort Base Stations, including older 802.11b-based Graphite and Snow-colored models. It also extends range by up to 30 percent, according to the company. It costs US$34.95 and requires a soldering iron to install; if you’re not comfortable doing the installation yourself, QuickerTek offers a $25 installation service as well.