[TriLUG] OT: long haul 802.11b?
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 14:46:42 -0500
----- Original Message -----
> So this is a little off topic, but here it goes anyway. Has anyone done
and work attempting to push a 802.11b signal over a long distance. I'm
thinking of somewhere in the range of 200-300 meters (outdoors). Some
antennas claim they do this now but I would like 90% signal at 200-300
meters, not the reduced 1 meg signal.
> My second questions refers to line of sight vs. a "blanket" signal.
Optimally I would like to have a blanket type signal projected for 200-300
meters, not a line of sight (because I'd like to move around).
> Has anyone played around with this? I am running 802.11b at the house but
I don't have any external antennas on my Orinoco access point.
This is a fairly constant topic on alt.internet.wireless. I think the folks
at orielly got one to go five miles..