How to set the antennas correctly?

Keenetic routers are equipped with external standard Wi-Fi whip antennas, which can be either removable or fixed. As a rule, these antennas are omni-directional.

Omni-directional antenna - is an antenna that has 360 degree coverage in the horizontal plane (i.e. it provides the signal to pass in all directions horizontally).

Directional diagram (vertical):


Directional diagram (horizontal):


These antennas are not directional (other type of antennas that create a narrow beam of signal in one direction), so you do not need to direct the router's antenna to another device in the wireless network (this is one of the frequent user errors).

NOTE: Important! For best signal reception and transmission, it is recommended to place the Keenetic router's antenna vertically, to spread the signal in a horizontal plane. Place the antennas vertically or with a slight vertical deflection towards the desired reception area.


In the horizontal plane (perpendicular to its own axis), the antenna will emit the signal in all directions evenly.


It is the vertical position of the antenna on the router which will transmit the signal over a larger distance horizontally with maximum power.

If your Keenetic device has several external antennas, we recommend to place them vertically as well.


There are also Keenetic routers with built-in omni-directional antennas (there are no ordinary external antennas on the device, they are hidden in the case). It is recommended to install such routers vertically (for example, you may fasten them to the wall), as the built-in antennas in the case are usually placed horizontally.


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