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#1 Skibum

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 07:13 AM

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I saw your questions about long distance 802.11 on the HS board. I have some sources and opinions if you are interested. I currently use it to go about 600 feet through fairly dense foliage. (YES you CAN go through foliage.... just not very well)

Edited by Skibum, 15 January 2004 - 07:14 AM.


#2 Dan (electron)

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:06 AM

Looking forward to the details SkiBum.

Here are some links that show some really long distance examples, but probably not useful, just cool :lol:

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:32 PM

Yes, I would be interested. I really don't need a long distance (maybe 80-100 feet) but I do need it to be reliable. I don't want it to act like my old satillite internet (a cloud on the east cost would cause a 5 minute outage sometimes...)

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:56 PM

electron;

Loved that "Long Distance Shootout" article.

Its amazing what a custom antenna can do for distance. Hmmm, I think I'll be posting my 1/4" Wave Guide Ground Plane Antenna tutorial soon (for use with the MR26A), wonder if one can be made for this also. Might be more of a challenge because of the higher frequency.

I also once saw at a Comdex (one before this last recent one) an extender base unit for a Linksys system. Don't know how much or even if it still is available.

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:52 AM

I saw something like that too at the Home Electronics Expo in Long Beah back in November. There was a booth that had nothing but antennas for wireless networks...




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