[rescue] Poor Man's WiFi extender
David P Harris
dpharris at telus.net
Sat Oct 23 15:01:26 CDT 2004
Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>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."
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
Can't you just have two connections, so when one goes down , the other
continues to work?
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