123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

QuickerTek Unveils Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
admin
Site Admin


Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Posts: 2160
Location: U.S.A

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: QuickerTek Unveils Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver Reply with quote

QuickerTek Unveils Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver
Monday April 10, 2005

QuickerTek has unveiled the Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver designed for the Apple Mac mini. QuickerTek claims the new Transceiver can give the Mac mini up to a mile of wireless networking range. The 27dBm Transceiver for the Mac Mini pumps out an impressive 500 milliwatts of RF power in comparison to the Mac mini's built-in Airport’s 30 milliwatts. This is the second Mac mini product from QuickerTek, last month they unveiled the Mac Mini Wireless Networking Antenna. The Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver is available for $180.


QuickerTek - "We have extended the development of the 27dBm Transceiver line to include the popular Mac Mini. Users can expect wireless networking reception to extend up to a mile. Simple to connect and easy to use, this new Transceiver is $180 from QuickerTek dealers.

The 27dBm Transceiver is a high-powered wireless booster for Apple Airport users under Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. The Mac Mini Transceiver resolves the range problem often experienced when using small-cased Airport-capable computers.

This new 27dbm Transceiver operates on all 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi systems. The transceiver supports both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless networks and works with both OS9.x and OS10.x systems. This product is designed especially for Apple's Airport Extreme wireless systems and allows the maximum power output allowed. Apple wireless products have RF output of only 30mW, while this Transceiver delivers a whopping 500mW.

The kit comes with mounting brackets, adapter cable, wall mounted power supply and utility software CD. The Transceiver does not require any installation software.

"We needed maximum wireless for our trio of Mac Minis inside our own office. We tried one of our 27dBm Transcievers just to see how much they helped our network. It worked so well we had to let our customers in on it," said QuickerTek president, Rick Estes.

QuickerTek is a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF products for Apple desktop and portable computers. QuickerTek products can be purchased at Mac dealers such as Small Dog Electronics, TechnoWarehouse, PowerBook Medic, and many others, including a growing group of Mac Mini online retailers."



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/285.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
blazer
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Posts: 1113
Location: San Ramon, California

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One mile and it ain't that big! Think of everything you could sniff out!
_________________
1.42GHz Mac mini
2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini
2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini (2009)
2.5GHz Core i5 Mac mini (2011)
24" Dell LCD & 42" Sharp TV
EyeTV 250 Plus
1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G iPod nanos
16GB 3G iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dbatrium
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 78

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:52 am    Post subject: QuickerTek Unveils Mac Mini 27dBm Transceiver Reply with quote

The nets and networks of a iHome are very important indeed. I have suggested in my articles the option of a network of Mac mini's each serving specific needs. The low cost and the small form devices especially the Mac mini need the option of wireless and range inside and outside, in the grounds of an iHome. Wireless is a neat way of communication and I would also recommend cable and power backup. The need to roam freely around is basic and also have what amounts to some mini wirless stations at strategic places will ensure that wireless roaming is a cool option. Yes I like the look of this and other products of this ilk to be part of an iHome. I am not sure of what the rules of broadcast are in Australia but I imagine they will follow the standard rules seeing as we use so much wireless gear here in this country.
It seems to be a great option.
JJ<Mini Ture_MacJournal> Idea
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fstop
New Member
New Member


Joined: 30 Mar 2005
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: WHERE/HOW does it attach??? Reply with quote

WHERE/HOW does it attach??? It appears that he case needs to be opened...no thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
idave
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 464

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
WHERE/HOW does it attach??? It appears that he case needs to be opened...no thanks.


Good question! Opening the case is not a big deal.

I personally have no need for this product because I'm 3 feet away from my router" and I'm waiting for the 5 mile model Laughing . It's good to see there is an interest in extending the mini's networking range.
_________________
14" 1.25GHz G4 iBook (died)
1.42GHz Mac mini (almost dead)
1.66GHz Core Duo Mac mini (sold)
2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini '09 (sold)
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Mac mini


Last edited by idave on Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
iMav
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 2173
Location: Columbus, WI

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely be interested in some of the details of how it attaches and so forth.

My home is wired to the teeth, so I don't really use wireless...But I know of a lot of people that would enjoy that range. Smile
_________________
-=iMav=-
http://geekhack.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Texark
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 11 Apr 2005
Posts: 358
Location: Houston

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know else they include in the kit but maybe you could rig one of these for $110 and do the same thing.

http://www.wlanparts.com/product/BA24J
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Brian
News Moderator


Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 544
Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: WHERE/HOW does it attach??? Reply with quote

fstop wrote:
WHERE/HOW does it attach??? It appears that he case needs to be opened...no thanks.


From QuickerTek

"The adapator cable supplied connects to the extreme card inside the MM and then exits through the vent hole. This is the case for both the antenna and the new MM transceiver. This means the case need to be opened."

They are sending us more detailed instructions later this week. I will post them.

Brian
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
iMav
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 2173
Location: Columbus, WI

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: WHERE/HOW does it attach??? Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
"The adapator cable supplied connects to the extreme card inside the MM and then exits through the vent hole. This is the case for both the antenna and the new MM transceiver. This means the case need to be opened."

Cool. I REALLY like the idea of this product (even though I do not, currently, have a specific need). Rolling Eyes
_________________
-=iMav=-
http://geekhack.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.