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Improve WiFi Reception To A Single Windows-Based Computer

Improve your computer's WiFi reception in all directions in your home, RV, boat or Big Rig. The CC X Mile Omni is made for outdoor use with solid construction mounting to a pole or ladder. Plug in the 30 ft. cable to the USB port on your Windows computer and the drivers normally auto install. Seconds later your WiFi is greatly improved. Estimated range is 400 ft. and in extreme distances over 1 mile (Line of sight, without walls, trees or other obstructions. Also depends on the strength of the WiFi router).

The 8dBi WiFi antenna has a cast-aluminum mounting bracket and outdoor rated connections for many years of reliable use. It can mount to a wall or a ½" to 2" pipe mast (not included).

For maximum performance in fixed WiFi environments we recommend the CC X Mile Long Range. Using this directional system we were able to cut through interference caused by too many WiFi networks.

The CC X Mile Omni works with Windows® XP - Windows® 10. Requires the installation of software drivers. Gaming stations such as the Xbox® and Sony PlayStation®, the iPad®, iPhone®, Android® and Windows RT® devices are not capable of installing these software drivers.

Have a MAC, Chromebook or need to connect more than one device? Our new CC Vector RV WiFi Repeater System will pull in those distant signals for improved reception of almost any WiFi device, including smartphones, tablets and even MAC and Chromebook operating systems (all versions). Click here for more information.

  • No Internal WiFi Required
  • Powerful, long range WiFi reception
  • Removable, omnidirectional 8dBi antenna. Upgradable for even more power!
  • Weatherproof construction, cast aluminum body
  • Mounts to a wall or to a 1/2" to 2" pipe mast
  • Works with 2.4Ghz WiFi
  • Wireless B, G, N Compatible
  • 30-foot USB cable (included), connects to computer's USB port
Size: 1.5" W x 26" L x 1.5" D. (not including mounting bracket). Weight: 1.3 lbs.
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By PAllen
Confirmed User
Still testin
I have had great help for support
Not sure if outdoor antenna has helped with receive a better WIFI signal.
not sure
Best Uses
not sure
At this still testing.
By janderson
AUstin, Tx
Confirmed User
Didn't work with my Win10
Didn't work with my Win10.
Tech support was great.
Tried everything but to no avail
Even though tech support tried everything, we couldn't get it to work. Sorry to say I had to return it. Hopefully it will work for you.
By PRoss
Sioux Falls, SD
Great for RV
Improves reception
Best Uses
We use it at RV parks
Went from WiFi that disconnected, only available a few hours per day, ran at 1 or 2 bars when available to 3 and 4 bars, just plugged it in and set on hitch of 5th wheel. Have not been disconnected all day.
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General Specifications
Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Frequency Band: 2400~2483 MHz
Chipset Gain: 22 dBm
Data Rate IEEE 802.11b: 11 Mbps
Data Rate IEEE 802.11g: 54 Mbps
Data Rate IEEE 802.11n: 150 Mbps
Receive Sensitivity 11Mbps: -91dBm @ 802.11b
Receive Sensitivity 54Mbps: -76dBm @ 802.11g
Receive Sensitivity 150Mbps: -74dBm @ 802.11n
Power Consumption Voltage: 5V±5%
LED light: None
Operation mode: Infrastructure or Ad hoc
Security: WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, 802.1x support
Wireless Broadcast Range: Up to 1.5 miles (with 8dbi antenna and no obstructions whatsoever)
Certifications: FCC, ROHS
Antenna Dimensions: 1.5" W x 26"; L x 1.5" D. (not including mounting bracket)
Antenna Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Computer Compatibility
  • USB 1.1
  • USB 2.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • MAC OS 10.3
  • MAC OS 10.4
  • MAC OS 10.5
  • MAC OS 10.6
  • MAC OS 10.7
  • MAC OS 10.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6
  • Ubuntu 10.10
Included Accessories:
  • 30 foot USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Coax-Seal tape
  • Silicone Grease Pouch
  • (2) U-Bolts
  • (4) Washers
  • (4) Nuts
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • After mounting the CC X Mile Omni high up on my roof, I can see many WiFi networks. The speed seems slower than before, and some weaker signals will not connect. What can I do to increase performance?

    If the CC X Mile Omni can see more than 30 strong networks nearby then there may be too much interference for it to work at full speed. Try using the CC X Mile Omni closer to ground level which should help to alleviate some of the interference. For distant WiFi signals in crowded locations, we recommend using our Point-to-Point directional WiFi antenna. This will focus the signal in the direction of the desired WiFi location.

  • How far will it reach?

    Typically, it will reach over 100 yards away to a normal router, depending on obstructions. Under ideal circumstances, it will reach over a mile away to a normal router. This would require no obstructions whatsoever and for it to be used in a rural location without many WiFi networks causing interference.

  • My computer is not showing that the antenna is plugged in. What's wrong?

    Check the connection between the antenna and the cable to be sure they are tightly connected. If only one USB port is available, make sure to use the main USB cable connector, not the optional Power Boost connector (single loose connector).

  • I have Windows 7/8/Vista and inserted the software CD. I clicked on "Run Autorun.exe" but nothing is happening.

    Check the bottom taskbar area for a security shield or message that is asking permission to install the software. Also, if your computer has a third-party firewall or virus protection installed, you may have to temporarily disable it.

  • My software shows that the antenna is connected but when I try to use my internet browser I am unable to view anything. What should I do?

    You may not have a strong enough WiFi connection. Successful connection to a wireless network usually requires a minimum of 2 bars of signal. If the signal is low, you can try relocating or repositioning the antenna with a better line-of-sight view to the WiFi source; or the wireless network does not offer internet service; or a firewall/virus protection is preventing access.

  • It does not improve my WiFi reception. Is there something I can do to make it work better?

    Be sure that the antenna is positioned vertically in a location that is not obstructed to the WiFi source. Mount your antenna outside and up high for best reception. If your desired WiFi network still shows a weak signal, then try a larger antenna with the CC X Mile Omni.

  • Can I use a passive USB extension cable to add on to the existing length of cable that came with the CC X Mile Omni?

    No, the CC X Mile Omni should not be connected to an additional passive USB extension cable. Please use the 30' USB cable that came with the antenna. It is not recommended to exceed the length of the 30' USB cable, as it can cause severe signal loss.

  • My computer is a Mac, and I connect to a Secure Network, but every time I shut down my computer, I have to re-enter the Ecryption Key.

    Connect to the network and click on "Add Profile". See "How to configure Network preferences for 802.1X" for more information.

  • My computer has an internal WiFi antenna; is it necessary to disable it before installing the software and the CC X Mile Omni?

    It is not a requirement, but it is recommended. If both WiFi connections are going at the same time, it will require more power from your computer and will create extra heat. Usually there is a button, switch, or key on a laptop that disables the internal WiFi device.

  • Can I use the antenna with my iPad®/iPhone®/Android® device to increase my WiFi reception?

    No. The CC X Mile Omni requires installation of software drivers. At this time, the iPad®/iPhone®/Android® devices are not capable of installing software drivers.

  • Is there a location to download another copy of the software CD?

    Click on the "Downloads/Manuals" tab above and you can download the appropriate file for your computer.

What's in the Box
  • CC X Mile & 8dBi WiFi Antenna
  • 30' USB Split Cable
  • Aluminum/stainless steel pole mount w/ "U" bolts
  • Weatherproof Coaxial Sealant
  • Silicone Grease
  • Assembly Guide & Mounting Instructions
  • Driver Software Installation CD
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • This WiFi Antenna is hands down the best. It allows me to connect to a business almost a half mile away. Two months time and this baby paid for itself. I am a very happy with my purchase.
    — John A., Mill Valley, CA
  • This radio deserves five stars because it sounds great, the ease of use and preset stations. This radio will become your favorite radio, also backed by great customer service if ever needed, thank you very much.
    — Pete P., Santa Rosa, CA
  • This is an excellent internet radio. I have had the unit playing constantly from the time I received it. Excellent sound for such a small unit and the remote works wonderfully.
    — James H., Richmond, BC
  • Good sound, lightweight and comfortable; not too tight on the head. I like one feature; it doesn't tell you where to place the speakers, left side or right side.
    — Harry W., Manassas, VA
  • I purchase this product specifically for AM recordings and it has worked superbly. I wanted to wait awhile before I gave my opinion on the product. It has worded exactly as advertised and more.
    — Jack L., San Pedro, CA
  • Very nice, economical home lighting. If you're used to the white light of fluorescent bulb replacements, these will offer the same type with no toxic ingredients or damaging UV radiation.
    — Gary B., San Francisco, CA
  • This antenna does work well; however placement and the shape you have it bent into is very important. I live about 70 miles away from Toronto and receive a lot of Toronto FM stations static free with the FM reflect.
    — Thomas S., Buffalo, NY
  • I'm not sure how I gone this far in life without it. I just love it. The best sound ever from an AM radio.
    — James G., Springfield, MA
  • This device is awesome. As a contractor, I can not access my customer's network for security reasons. Now, with my office on the second floor, I can connect to a WiFi hotspot 1.5 miles away and my signal strength is strong!
    — Robert S., Tabernacle, NJ
  • I just received my EP radio yesterday. I'm totally impressed with the old school simplicity and the modern day sound quality. Thank you, C.Crane!
    — David C., Raleigh, NC
  • I have had only one, thank the lord, occasion to use this in and emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!
    — Vernon P., Dufur, OR
  • This radio is totally fantastic!!! It will provide service in any condition and works as engineered and advertised. I am going to order more units for all family members.
    — Glen B., Bethlehem, PA
  • This radio is wonderful. Small but powerful. Several years of service and no problems.
    — William B., Litchfield, IL
  • Just received this little jewel... did not open the manual and I was listening to NPR within minutes... no kidding. I'm a radio guy and the audio is great and look forward to a lot of great listening.
    — Lin F., Inman, SC