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eab

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Dec 17, 2001
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Houghton MI, MTU, up in the UP eh!
What is the apsolute longest range that you can get with a wireless home network. howbout if you did some extra atanes like the pringle one for recving and transmitting (if they have them for transmiting).

because currently I have a slow 28.88kb connection to the web.
But if I put up a wireless network at my bosses house, and then put up a reiver at my place it would be about 3km as the crow flys.

Then also I would be able to log into the company network from my home to. (My boss would let me do this I am sure.)
 

Kingslayer

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Jun 12, 2001
Location
Port Charlotte, Florida
There is no absolute. Even with the pringles can, there are too many variables on how far your going to get. Quality of the components. Proximity to high voltage wires. Obstacles (trees, hills, houses, walls, floors, ceilings...) Even solar flares from the sun can tank out wireless.

But if you have enough repeaters you can circle the globe with wireless.

If you just doing a home rig, don't count on much.
 

Stedeman

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Location
Lewiston Maine
The key is line of sight and input power, but the wi-fi systems like linksys and dlink even with a high gain antenna (see below) will only give you 1500-2000 feet this is still about 1/7 the distance you would need even with a clear line of sight I think you would do best by look into the 5Ghz systems (this still may not be good enough for you either) why not set up a wi-fi location with you neighbors (of course you would have to have a business line and make everyone an employee of your new company “x” for it to be legal)

reflector15.jpg
 

vinyljunky

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Sep 20, 2002
Location
Glasgow UK
food for thought

This is quoted from a wiki news article posted on consume.net :

"One month after beating the Spanish national record, until then 35km, with a 54km link, the Canarian Association of Wireless Networks has established a new world record of 70.5km linking the Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Saturday 3rd of August at 4h30PM a new computer wireless connection world record was established.

Thanks to the 802.11b technology a laptop computer located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was connected oversea with another one located in Gran Canaria without using any amplifier.

A video conference was achieved at 1Mbps showing journalist and witnesses the benefits of this tecnology. Two days earlier during a pre-event trial a 5,5Mbps connection was achieved. They believe the change in weather conditions may be the reason for the lower speed. The hardware used during the event was 1 Dell and 1 Asus computer laptops both with D-Link wireless cards and two 24db grid antennaes.

The world record was organised by a party of internet users belonging to ACRI (Asociación Canaria de Redes Inalámbrica - Canarian Asociation of Wireless Networks) and a group of linux users that happen to be in a computer congress in Gran Canaria."
 

flyingember

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Nov 6, 2002
Re: food for thought

vinyljunky said:
This is quoted from a wiki news article posted on consume.net :

"One month after beating the Spanish national record, until then 35km, with a 54km link, the Canarian Association of Wireless Networks has established a new world record of 70.5km linking the Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Saturday 3rd of August at 4h30PM a new computer wireless connection world record was established.

Thanks to the 802.11b technology a laptop computer located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was connected oversea with another one located in Gran Canaria without using any amplifier.

A video conference was achieved at 1Mbps showing journalist and witnesses the benefits of this tecnology. Two days earlier during a pre-event trial a 5,5Mbps connection was achieved. They believe the change in weather conditions may be the reason for the lower speed. The hardware used during the event was 1 Dell and 1 Asus computer laptops both with D-Link wireless cards and two 24db grid antennaes.

The world record was organised by a party of internet users belonging to ACRI (Asociación Canaria de Redes Inalámbrica - Canarian Asociation of Wireless Networks) and a group of linux users that happen to be in a computer congress in Gran Canaria."
that is so cool!
 

nebben

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Salt Lick City, UT
3km? As far as I've read, it is easily doable with pringles can antennas. Besides, they're less than $10 to make and .. wow.. . . make some extra antennas .. you know you want to ...

Cool as zero Kelvin. Booya.

-ben
 

nebben

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Location
Salt Lick City, UT
Stedeman said:
The key is line of sight and input power, but the wi-fi systems like linksys and dlink even with a high gain antenna (see below) will only give you 1500-2000 feet this is still about 1/7 the distance you would need even with a clear line of sight I think you would do best by look into the 5Ghz systems (this still may not be good enough for you either) why not set up a wi-fi location with you neighbors (of course you would have to have a business line and make everyone an employee of your new company “x” for it to be legal)

reflector15.jpg

5GHz will not go as far as 2.4GHz.

-ben