Unidirectional attenna

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by techmanblues, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    A recent windows shopping at the CompUSA revealed so many different types of wireless networking devices, but there is one that I find curiously missing. Unidirectional attennae. You know, the type of attenna that can be self-made with a empty potato chip container? Why is that? I have seen these unidirectional attenna in action, they do transmit the signal for a mile. But why haven't the likes of Linksys come out with them? FCC regulation restriction?
  2. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    These are not called unidirectional, becouse they don't transmit the signal in a sphere pattern. They are directional antennas, becouse they focus the signal in one direction.
    No big networking company sells them for many reasons, but mostly becouse they are too cheap.
    However, eBay is full of them.
  3. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    most home users aren't linking 2 routers together, you can get omnis for half the price linksys wants for them elsewhere, and they could charge anything they want for a directional if they wanted to sell them, but there would be no market for that kind of thing to home users, most want to wander around anywhere in their house with their laptops not connect 2 fixed points...
  4. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    Does any of you know a good source on eBay or others to buy this directional antenna? Particular sellers?
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