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Long Distance Wi-fi Link

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by SlimJimE, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. SlimJimE

    SlimJimE Network Guru Member

    Ok I am new to the forum but not new to wireless. I have a problem with tinkering with stuff and very inspired by the distance of consumer wifi.

    What I would like to start doing is tinkering with how far I can shoot a wifi and just see what I can do with it. I have access to a 2 story building in the middle of town, the city water tower, a 200 foot wireless concrete tower at the office, and too much free time.

    I live in a small town in Florida so everything is pretty flat around here. Only problem is to many trees but I hoping to overcome with tall objects.

    Anyhow I am looking for some antennas that are portable that can fit in the car and some fairly good wireless ap's. I currently have a WRT54G v2 and a WAP54g v2. I have played with Tofu and Thibor and like the Linksys look.I also really like the way the Yagi's look so I am more leaning to those although grids are more powerful but not as eye pleasing.

    Do you guys know of a good source to buy antennas? Do you think my Hardware I currently have is efficient. I would like to get the most out of whatever I buy. I prefer Linksys or Cisco but not wanting to spend a lot as I am just getting motivated. Do you have other hardware that you would recommend? Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. SlimJimE

    SlimJimE Network Guru Member

    No Comments?
     
  3. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    you haven't really told us what you are trying to do or looking for.
    For antennas on the cheap, you can try the wok antenna:
    http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/

    With directional antennas, people have established links over a few miles.
     
  4. SlimJimE

    SlimJimE Network Guru Member

    Sorry I am looking to do a few mile links. Nothing permanent just playing around. But not sure what type of equipment I would need to achieve this.

    I would like to do a few mile links with my equipment but also looking towards the future in to what would be a good product to purchase if I wanted to get more serious.
     
  5. Thingfish

    Thingfish LI Guru Member

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