SilverStone Wireless Upgrade Roundup Review

by - 6 years ago


Dual-Band 7dBi Antenna WAD17

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 product

The antenna’s performance is a crucial factor in determining the transfer speed and reliability between both sending and receiving devices in a wireless network environment. An inadequate antenna may result in dropped connections or sub par speeds. So to offer users the best possible wireless performance, SilverStone created the WAD17.

The WAD17 is a high-gain Wi-Fi antenna with SMA plug that easily replaces the stock Wi-Fi antennas found on routers or wireless network cards for immediate performance improvement.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 closeup one

While this is a dual-band antenna, the WAD17’s strength lies in the 5GHz band where it has a performance of 7 dBi. The slower and older 2.4GHz band will still get an impressive 5 dBi gain with this antenna. The antenna can be turned 360 degrees and angled at either 45 or 90 degrees next to straight position.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 closeup three

The SilverStone WAD17 is a dipole-type antenna with a linear vertical polarization and a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) is specified of 2.5 to 1 max. The 2.4GHz band is covered with a spectrum from 2400 to 2500 MHz and the 5GHz band is covered from 5150 MHz to 5875 MHz.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 closeup two


Feature Highlights

  • High gain Wi-Fi antenna improves wireless connectivity
  • 2.4~2.5GHz 5dBi and 5.1~5.8GHz 7dBi dipole
  • SMA plug RP


SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-SS-antenna 7dbi specs

Package and Accessories

The colorful package contains a photo as well as the name of the antenna on the front that also highlights the 7 dBi gain.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 box front

The rear of the package has the specifications in multiple languages.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 box rear

Inside the box, you’ll find the antenna itself and a warranty terms and conditions note.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Photo-WAD17 box inside

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Magnetic Base WAB1B
  3. Dual-Band 7dBi Antenna WAD17
  4. High-Gain 9dBi Antenna WA219
  5. Test Procedure
  6. WAD17 Performance
  7. WA219 Performance
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. View All

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1 Comment on SilverStone Wireless Upgrade Roundup Review

  • Avatar Marcus Schulz says:

    On page 4 under package you wrote that it is a 7dbi antenna 🙂
    But again a very good review so far

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