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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 09:09 PM

Make 2.4GHz parabolic mesh dishes from cheap but sturdy Chinese cookware scoops & a USB WiFi adaptor !
The largest (300mm diam)shows 15-18dB gain (enough for a LOS range extension to 3-5km), costs ~US$5 &
comes with a user friendly bamboo handle that suits WLAN fieldwork- if you can handle the curious stares!

Lots more here: http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/

Interesting! :lol:

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:31 PM

That is seriously interesting, but I wonder how well it really works, and how tideous you have to be building it to get it to work right?

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:24 PM

i love it :lol: i bet it is simple to set up... :lol:

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:36 PM

Kung Pao WiFi -or- WiFi Stir Fry! :lol:

Even Better, Fry-Wi

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:40 AM

View PostNvyseal, on Jul 25 2006, 04:36 PM, said:

Kung Pao WiFi -or- WiFi Stir Fry! :D

Even Better, Fry-Wi
:lol: :D :lol: :lol: :D :lol:

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:53 AM

Fry-Wi, if someone copyrights it maybe gets rich. B)

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:10 PM

heh! thats funny!!! lol, have all these cookware strapped to ya roof :lol: lol

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:59 AM

Hmmm, I also wonder if this works? Any ideas if one would have signal interference with this extender?

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 04:40 PM

View PostLinoman, on Aug 1 2006, 02:59 AM, said:

Hmmm, I also wonder if this works? Any ideas if one would have signal interference with this extender?

I have a Coffie Can On the end of my Wireless card, It gives me about one more bar.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:36 PM

View Postpatman174, on Jul 26 2006, 12:31 AM, said:

That is seriously interesting, but I wonder how well it really works, and how tideous you have to be building it to get it to work right?


View PostLinoman, on Aug 1 2006, 09:59 AM, said:

Hmmm, I also wonder if this works? Any ideas if one would have signal interference with this extender?
It works like a charm actually. I have two of those (one for each antenna) pointed at a tower about 500 meters away. Now a friend of mine has internet two :lol:

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:29 AM

really? nice! how big in the pan? whip is a photo! lol

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:51 AM

I used two cans that officially were for beans :blush:
I'll see if I can take a picture of it... for that I have to hang out of my balcony to get a decent shot on them

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:47 AM

lol, good ol cantennas, id make one but im way too lazy. id just end up buying a better antenna for my WRT54G lol!

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:47 PM

That's pretty cool. I don't need wireless though. Don't have a lappy. Hate lappies :blush:

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 11:37 PM

View PostDavid_Heavey, on Aug 5 2006, 08:47 AM, said:

That's pretty cool. I don't need wireless though. Don't have a lappy. Hate lappies :blush:

Hehehe Dave I have a Desktop With a Wireless G+ Card (108MBPS) and Its not to bad, on close servers (300 miles) I can still get 28-40 ping (DSL)




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