[CS-FSLUG] Hi-Gain Wi-Fi Antennae

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 19:03:15 CDT 2006

At one time I was interested in setting up a Wi-Fi system to cover the
whole town...maybe 100 acres...  I was told that it was possible.  It
would take gain at BOTH ends of the path.  ( i.e. in this context,
gain = either more antenna or more transmitting power)

On 6/14/06, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>         Has anyone tried a high gain antennae for serious wi-fi range on a
> router? I'm trying to blanket a rather large building and a few
> smaller buildings with access and alternately extend another network
> from one house to another that is 6/10 of a mile away. I was looking
> at a few 9-15 dB boost, high-gain, outdoor antennae that claim to go
> 1.5-1.8 miles if placed on the roof top. I'm curious what will
> *really* happen once the marketingspeak is put aside.
>         I've looked at something from Hawking Technology as well as
> something called the Super Cantenna (it is a premade version of the
> home-made pringles can antenna for those of us who don't solder).
>         Any insight or suggestions?
>         Thanks,
>                 Tim
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Jim Isbell
"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
you are just taking up too much space."

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