[rescue] Poor Man's WiFi extender
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri Oct 22 13:19:42 CDT 2004
velociraptor wrote ...
> I know some folks were talking about ways to extend Wi-Fi, I found
> this interesting site:
FWIW, we're able to connect to WiFi access points on the other side of Puget
Sound (about 8 miles) with a home-made "bi-quad" antenna fed from a normal
WiFi card in a laptop. At one time I contemplated using that for general
'net connectivity, but large ships interrupt the connection.
We can also connect across the water with a high-power WiFi card equipped
with external antennas, from the bar in my office. The ships interrupt
Once, the interrupting ship was a Princess cruise liner, and we were able to
get a login screen from their onboard "pay by the day" hotspot.
Lounging on the deck, connecting to passing cruise ships is a fun
fair-weather sport. We call it "war-sitting."
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