[TriLUG] OT: long haul 802.11b?
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 22:45:31 -0500
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firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] wrote:
> So this is a little off topic, but here it goes anyway. Has anyone done =
> work attempting to push a 802.11b signal over a long distance. I'm think=
> of somewhere in the range of 200-300 meters (outdoors). Some antennas cl=
> they do this now but I would like 90% signal at 200-300 meters, not the
> reduced 1 meg signal.
Two to three hundred meters is trivial for line-of-sight directionals, as
many have pointed out.
> 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).
That range is a bit more difficult to do with omnis. Just how much do
you plan to move? If it's within a certain area, sector antennas are
really the way to go. You get a pretty serious signal over a wide area.
True omnis can get up there, but not quite what a sector can do. You'll
definately need one on the outside of your location, though.
For good links for antennas:
> Has anyone played around with this? I am running 802.11b at the house bu=
> don't have any external antennas on my Orinoco access point.
I haven't yet, but I just got my Linksys card installed with an=20
external antenna. Planning on getting an antenna for the roof before
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