C. Crane is all about reception. In most cases we know how to boost a weak WiFi signal to attain the unattainable.
The Super USB WiFi Antenna 3 plugs into the USB port of your computer for powerful long range WiFi reception. Internal WiFi is not required and installation is a snap. It can help you maintain a network connection of more than 300 feet even through several walls and as an added benefit you can typically find several new wireless networks. In our extreme distance tests we were able to connect to a network a mile away (with no obstructions).
Over the years we have made numerous improvements to this WiFi antenna. It is now weatherproof, IP65 rated and has four times the power of our original version. It is one of the best and most versatile home, mobile and RV WiFi Antennas made.
NOTE: The Super USB WiFi Antenna 3 requires installation of software drivers. Gaming stations such as the Xbox® and the Sony PlayStation®, the iPad®, iPhone® and Android® devices are not capable of installing these software drivers. We are sorry but this antenna sold as is does not work on the MAC OS 10.9 or higher.
Update: Now there is a way to connect the Super USB WiFi Antenna 3 to all of your WiFi devices. Our new Super WiFi Repeater Kit will pull in those distant signals for improved reception of almost any WiFi device, including smartphones, tablets and even MAC operating systems (all versions). Click here for more information.
Deer PaRK N.Y.
June, 3 2017
I strongly recommend this antenna
I purchased the super wifi antenna,to use in my hotel room on vacation,and I was very impressed with the,signal through concrete walls.
None so far
To pick up weak wifi signals
Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains 9,000 ft
April, 5 2017
I live and work at a remote wilderness lodge. Our only access to the world is our satellite internet service. We have wifi routers in the lodge itself but i live in a trailer several hundred yards from them. I could occasionally get a bar of signal and maybe get my email or the news. The CCrane WIFI antenna 3 has quadrupled my signal at the same distance. The power boost option (second usb plug) really does help as well. This frees me up to move my camper further back into the trees so as not to visually impact the lodge grounds. Nobody wants to see a 1962 camper outside their window when they are paying to stay here, and I don't blame them. Along with a small solar/battery setup this CCrane antenna will allow me to have a bit of convenience in my time off from work and benefit the lodge. This antenna does work exactly as advertised. One tip I wrapped my antenna, including the connectors, inside a plastic bag and secured the bag with a rubber band. It is hung unde
Compact design,simple setup on Windows 7,power boost option really works,doubled reception at same distance,very long length cord,great attachment options
Case not entirely waterproof
Extending range of wifi for a laptop
San Antonio TX
November, 25 2016
I have used this unit on Windows and Ubuntu, and it is excellent. I even installed the unit on the roof of my house in the scorching sun, wind and rain it it performed superbly. If mine ever breaks, I will buy again. If you need an antenna that will pull in weak routers, this is it. Notice that the low ratings are all from Mac owners. The problem is using Macs, not the antenna.
Powerful. Sturdy. Easy.
November, 7 2016
This antenna works well by itself,unlike the ALFA repeater it is packaged with.
Works well as advertised.
Nothing so far.
April, 22 2016
being a long haul trucker i have to use the parking lot wifi with is next to worthless.got this and couldnt believe the speed of a typical download,worth every penny for my older computer
pulls in signal with mac 10.6 at truck stops
Franklin county Mo
February, 17 2016
Best buy for your money!
Tried several other ones,but this one is the best as it was easy to install and would recommend to others.
November, 21 2015
This is the best thing I've added to my laptop to receive WiFi signals!! Since I hooked it up, I haven't lost signal and the speed rarely slows, plus no more drop signals!!
easy install,great reception
works well with an obstructed line of site!
March, 31 2015
This product worked great until I upgraded OSX to Yosemite. Now it is useless. I see the explanation in a prior review, but Crane should either write the software themselves or have a better contractual relationship with those who do. This is not acceptable. You are abandoning all your Mac users.
November, 17 2014
There is one big problem with this antenna that, if I had known prior to purchase, would have changed my mind about the purchase. The software to support the antenna is not consistently updated for Macs. Per the response to my complaint that I received from the manufacturer: Unfortunately we do not write the software for our USB devices. This normally comes from the manufacturer of the chipset that is used in our products. We will do our best to get an updated driver for our products and do understand the importance of keeping up to date with changes of software. You will be contacted via email once we hear of any updated software drivers. The manufacturer went on to say that it could be days, months, or even YEARS before the software is updated. Without updated software, the antenna is a useless piece of $100 hardware. The software is currently not updated for Apple OS X Yosemite (10.10), so the antenna that I purchased just over one year ago is currently useless.
mastic beach NY
September, 12 2014
pluged this antenna in and went fron 1-2 bars to a steady 4!!!
September, 5 2014
We have been having constant Wi-Fi problems at the RV parks until the purchase of this antenna. I mounted it on a piece of conduit with tie wraps and ran the wire through the slide clamping the pipe with simple spring clamps from the hardware store. The software is a breeze and the reception now is better and faster than my AT&T Wi-Fi. Excellent product to cure your problem and easy to use and install. You wont be sorry purchasing this antenna.
July, 13 2014
Has meet my expectations. I had an increase in signal that almost doubled. I was getting about 40 to 45?ignal strength. With the Super USB WiFi Antenna 3 it has jumped to 80 to 90?sing the antenna in the same location). Great product.
July, 2 2014
Suctioned cupped the varmint onto a high (10ft) eastward facing window about 25ft from computer. Turn on windows 7 and as advertised the varmint went off to ccrane and found the drivers and installed same. The varmint works with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 13. Will try varmint on windows 8 and post the results. The quality of Super 3 is much better than Super 2, however, Super 2 served my Linux Mint 11 OK. Super 3 delivers a much stronger signal. I hope the varmint keeps on giving :-)
May, 3 2014
I am this to piggy back from my home router. My shop is about 125 ft away. It picks up fine and has saved me from have to have another internet connection and therefore, additional bill.
April, 5 2014
I've owned this antenna now for almost two years with absolutely no problems. I've had to replace the 30 cable, but no big deal. I live in an RV Park and have the antenna mounted on an extendable pole, with the antenna about 3 above my roof line. The antenna was needed to get a decent signal from the parks wifi point. At a distance of over 200 yds. I get full strength signals the vast majority of the time. I wish you could come up with a device that would allow me to connect the antenna to a wifi router. At the moment i use a program called connectify that turns my laptop into a hotspot and transmits a wifi signal throught the trailer for my smartphone and my wifes laptop. it is a work around, but a dedicated device would be nice. all in all a great antenna
March, 15 2014
As everyone has said, works way beyond my expectations. In-and-out 28?signal is now steady 100? I havent tested moving even further away, but I suspect Im not even challenging it. I'd order another one instantly IF ONLY it had a driver that would work on my wifes Android tablet.
February, 27 2014
This is a fantastic antenna. It really does pull in weak signals. Overall, it is a very valuable addition to anyones equipment. So why the 2 stars? Because it now CRASHES A MAC COMPUTER EVERY TIME IT IS REMOVED, necessitating a lengthy restart!!!!! This problem surfaced after the upgrade to OS X Mavericks. C. Crane, please make this antenna play nice with Mavericks and you are back to 5 stars!!
March, 16 2011
excellent product - full 5 stars - exceptional range
|What's in the Box|
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
|Included Accessories:||15 foot USB Cable
Quick Start Guide
Hook and Loop Material
(2) Suction Cups
(2) Rubber Grommets
|Wireless Standard:||IEEE 802.11b
|Frequency Band:||2400~2483 MHz|
|Antenna Gain:||4.5 dBi|
|Chipset Gain:||25 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±%|
|LED light:||Link / Active|
|Operation mode:||Infrastructure or Ad hoc|
|Security:||WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, 802.1x support|
|Wireless Broadcast Range:||Up to 1 mile line of sight|
|Antenna Dimensions:||10" L x 1.4" W x 0.6" D|
|Antenna Weight:||1.8 oz|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.