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3. Connect your modem to the Internet port of your router with the yellow Ethernet cable that came with your router.
4. Connect the power adapter to your router and plug the power adapter into an outlet.
5. Press the Power On/Off button on the rear panel of the router.
6. To change the LED mode, press the LED button on the front panel. Pressing the LED button turns off blinking.
Pressing the LED button again turns off all LEDs except the Power LED.
How Active Antennas Improve WiFi Performance
The growing number of WiFi devices in the home combined with the increasing demand for high-speed WiFi
connectivity, places extraordinary demands on the WiFi infrastructure. To meet this demand, many WiFi routers
now use external antennas and high-power amplifiers to maximize signal power and extend WiFi coverage throughout
your home.
Increased signal power on the router is important, but effective WiFi connectivity requires two-way communication
between the router and clients such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The client must acknowledge every WiFi
data packet sent by the router; otherwise the router resends the data packet. A strong signal from the router without
a corresponding boost in signal from the client to the router does not provide you with the full benefit.
Mobile devices continue to get smaller, while adding more features and reducing power consumption to extend
battery life. Since mobile device WiFi signal power and performance has not been improving, router technology has
evolved to find ways to compensate and improve the client-to-router WiFi signal. One passive approach to addressing
this problem is to add low noise amplifiers (LNA) on the router board to amplify the received signal. The router's
external antennas transmit the received WiFi signal to the router board. The issues with this approach are twofold.
Transmitting the signal from the external antenna to the router board reduces the signal strength and quality. In
addition, the router board injects noise from other components.The received signal deteriorates and noise is injected,
which reduces the efficacy of the received transmission.
Active antennas solve these problems. Active antennas move the powered amplification component (LNA) to the
antenna itself instead of using the router board. This eliminates signal loss during transmission since the active
antenna directly amplifies the received signal. In addition, since no noise from the router board components are
present in the antenna, the amplified signal is cleaner.
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