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urgannagru

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wifi range
« on: October 14, 2008, 12:40:03 AM »

how hard would it be to get a wifi signal from my normal netgear g router from a block away?
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 06:58:44 AM »

One word: Cantenna

It can be homemade or you can purchase one, whatever.  The biggest thing is that it's directional, so you'll have to be a block away but in line of sight of the antenna.  You will not be able to get that kind of range with a multidirectional antenna however.
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 10:16:10 AM »

line of sight through buildings would work though right?
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 03:55:02 PM »

line of sight through buildings would work though right?

how big is the block?  More than a quarter mile?  probably not.  200 feet?  maybe.  Also interference from other access points would play a part.
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 04:41:32 PM »

i don't know, standard block sized. not huge not small. maybe 600 feet?
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 07:27:51 PM »

i don't know, standard block sized. not huge not small. maybe 600 feet?

only one way to find out... cantennas were about $20 last time I checked...
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 03:33:53 AM »

so lets say i install a cantenna. since its directional, i would have to switch antennas or redirect it when i want to use it around the house, right? (or buy a second router that i keep sans cantenna)
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Re: wifi range
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 07:04:02 AM »

Well if your router has multiple antenna like most do then you only have to use one for the cantenna.  I'm guessing you do not though from your question, so yes you'd either need a 2nd router or to point the cantenna around.  IMO, a 2nd router is a much better option considering the price is relatively low on new routers.
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