Faster and Stronger Signal Wireless Without Wires
WICHITA, Kan. –10/05/06– More than double the wireless range and
signal strength available to MacBook users – without any wires! You
don’t have to open the MacBook case to run a cable from the internal
AirPort card. Connect does the wireless boosting unlike any other
product available. The Connect is available from QuickerTek and its
dealers for $199.95 USD.
The Connect product boosts the signal between the internal AirPort
card and the AirPort and AirPort Extreme Base Station or other 802.11
wireless access point from vendors such as Belkin, dLink, Linksys and
others. This signal boosting then doubles the wireless range of the
MacBook – and maintain fast and satisfying network speeds.
The MacBook Connect can be setup using any web browser and since
there’s no wires, you don’t need an engineer to install it. Of course
it can’t violate your AppleCare warranty since you’re not mucking
around inside the case. MacBook Connect is powered from either a USB
connection or AC adapter and can be attached to the MacBook case or
simply rest it on the desk. Connect users access wireless networks no
differently than using a standard MacBook. Connect also works with
any Mac OS X operating system.
Generating five times the standard wireless range of the stock
MacBook is made possible with a 200 milliwatt repeater. RF power is
the rating for wireless products and a stock MacBook has less than 50
milliwatts. Improving the RF rating from 30 to 200 milliwatts is what
delivers extra wireless range and speed. You can even move your
Connect from the MacBook to any other WiFi-ready computer – Mac or
Windows – and it will work similarly.
QuickerTek’s MacBook Connect combines a more powerful 2dBi external
antenna with a design that does not require opening the MacBook case.
Later, when you want even more power, you can add one of QuickerTek’s
higher power antennas.
An Apple AirPort Express and MacBook Connect appear to operate
similarly, however they are very different in capability and
performance. AirPort Express has a smaller data buffer which limits
wireless performance. AirPort Express can only be powered from AC
adapter which severely limits mobility. MacBook Connect accepts a
variety of external antennas through the included antenna connector,
unlike the AirPort Express where there’s no access to the RF
connector. The Connect generates four to five times more RF output
and has a more sensitive receiver than the AirPort Express so that
users get greater range, doesn’t require alot of extra steps to
change networks and it works on all 802.11b/g wireless networks, Mac
Like most QuickerTek products, MacBook Connect is backed with a
one-year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information
is found at (http://www.quickertek.com/PBConnect.php).
QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF
products for Apple Power Macintosh G4, G5 as well as Intel models;
iMac PPC and Intel; PowerBook; iBook and MacBook computers.
QuickerTek products can be purchased online at
http://www.quickertek.com and from authorized dealers at