This was as described and I believe increased the signal strength of my router. The only thing I didn't care for about the item was that the antenna swivels far too loosely, It mounts securely to the threads of the router--its making good connection and not going anywhere, but the swivel itself is very loose. I have it vertically, but I'm not sure it will stay there. I think with the slightest bump, it will be oriented horizontally or straight down. Possibly I got the one bad one though.