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Linksys Launches New Line of High-Gain Antennas for Wi-Fi Networking.

LONDON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- The Linksys High Gain Antennas Help Increase the Effective Range of Wireless-B or Wireless-G Networks

Linksys(R), a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the leading global manufacturer of VoIP, wireless, and networking hardware for home, SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and small business environments, today announced a line of high-gain antennas for use with select Linksys Wireless-B and Wireless-G products. The antennas have been developed to help increase the effective range of a Linksys home or small business wireless network. Linksys antenna solutions include a pair of TNC Connector Antennas (HGA7T), a single SMA Connector Antenna (HGA7S) and Antenna Stands (AS1SMA and AS2TNC) for mounting the antennas to walls or ceilings.

"One of the most asked questions we get on our advice line and in customer service is 'How can I get more coverage out of my wireless network?'", said Robert Auci, sales director for Linksys in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Customers are looking for ways to get their Wi-Fi signal in more rooms throughout their homes and offices, as well in distant corners or other hard to reach areas. Our new antenna line is a solution for these customers looking for more wireless range."

According to the market research firm Instat/MDR latest Wireless LAN report from Q1 2005, Linksys is currently the worldwide leader of wireless devices with an 18.3% revenue market share. With nearly 20 million wireless devices shipped in the past 4 years, Linksys is helping its current installed base to take advantage of advanced technology to achieve greater coverage within their wireless networks.

TNC Connector Antennas (HGA7T)

The pair of TNC connector antennas(a) are designed to help increase both the effective strength of outgoing Wi-Fi signals and the receive sensitivity for incoming signals for improved range with the goal of assisting home and small business users to obtain wireless access in rooms that the current signal isn't reaching. The attachable dual TNC connector antennas are suitable to work with the following Linksys devices: WRT54GS, WRT54G, WAP54G, BEFW11S4, WAP11, and the new AS2TNC Antenna Stand.

SMA Connector Antenna (HGA7S)

The single SMA connector antenna(a) is ideal for connecting to single antenna wireless adapters, bridges and routers, including the WRV54G, WMP54GS, WMP54G, WET54G, and the new AS1SMA Antenna Stand.

The attachable antennas are simple to use. Simply unscrew the current antennas attached to the router, access point, or network adapter or bridge and attach the high gain antennas in their place. There are no drivers to install and no modifications to the setup. The antennas will automatically begin to increase the effective range of a wireless network.

9 Metre Antenna Cables for R-TNC Connectors (AC9TNC and AC9SMA)

Linksys antenna cables allow you to relocate your wireless networking device's current antenna or a Linksys high gain antenna, to a location with clearer signal paths to the other devices in your wireless network:

 - Relocate your antenna to avoid reflective or signal blocking obstacles
 - Superior flexibility to allow routing through tight spaces without
 - Overlapped aluminum tape outer conductor provides exceptional RF
 shielding and interference immunity
 - Works with reverse TNC or SMA type devices

TNC and SMA Antenna Stands (AS2TNC and AS1SMA)

Linksys has also launched two new antennas stands to be used with the TNC and SMA connector antennas. The antenna stands allow users to mount the antennas on walls or ceilings up to 2 metres away to obtain a clearer signal to other devices on their wireless network.

Pricing and Availability:

Linksys high gain antennas are immediately available via Linksys' distribution and partner network at the following Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Price:

 TNC Connector Antenna -
 Pair (HGA7T): 39.99 GBP incl. VAT
 SMA Connector Antenna(HGA7S): 35.99 GBP incl. VAT
 TNC Antenna Stand (AS2TNC): 20.99 GBP incl. VAT
 SMA Antenna Stand (AS1SMA): 20.99 GBP incl. VAT
 TNC 9 metre antenna cable for
 R-TNC connectors (AC9TNC) 34.99 GBP incl. VAT
 SMA 9 metre antenna cable for
 R-SMA connectors (AC9SMA) 22.99 GBP incl. VAT

A listing of all Linksys channel partners for where to buy can be found at:

About Linksys

Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) is a recognised global leader in Wireless, VoIP and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit

(a) Regulatory requirements throughout the EU allow the use of the antennas with attenuator cables only. By using a proper attenuator cable the combination of a High Gain antenna with a wireless product continues to work within the permissible output power limits. Further information regarding such attenuator cables is available at

Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright (C) 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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