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Old 04-10-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default Stealing internet though big ol' anntenna

What can i use to get wifi reception from a very long radius (consider it within a quarter mile)???/
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11) an 802.11g connection has a range of about 140 meters.

a quarter of a mile is 400 meters.

it's not just the base station that you'll have to fit a big antenna to but also your recieving computer (as that transmits as well).

you can use certain areials (google Cantenna) to increase the effective range as these act as amplifiers, focusing the signal in a single direction.
you'd use this to share wifi between two fixed locations.

not exactly sure of the distances achievable though.
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set up a repeater + the whole cantenna thing would work, but a repeater kinda defeats the object, unless you really needed access to this network, but then where would the repeater go ....
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