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    no need for wifi cards

    take a look at this, we will be all having a secondary phone with some foil and a bowl in our laptop bags

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/427927...t_your_signal/

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Cool

    Now where does the wife keep the salad bowl......?


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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    I love the comments at the bottom from people stating it really works.... :-)

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    do what?

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    lets be honest, how is pluggin one end of the ethernet cable into the back of your pc, then wraping the other one round your phone going to help your wifi card.

    Muppets!

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    take a look at this, we will be all having a secondary phone with some foil and a bowl in our laptop bags

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/427927...t_your_signal/

    Hi All .
    Good link and true.
    Being an ex-research scientist I have been there done that, If you look into the old post of mine on this site you should come across the one where I set up a 'Wifi Link' from my home to school about 150mts LOS (line of sight).
    At my house end I used an old satellite dish and at school the planners would not let me put up a satellite dish because its a listed building, so I used a lamp shade with foil on it ( and placed it in an old burglar alarm box ) at the focal point of the satellite dish and the lamp shade, I fixed a USB Wifi adapter made them weather proof and mounted them on the chimneys high up.
    Once lined up I got a 54MB connection over to school so I could look after the network from home ( as this was our charity run village school I did this for free !).

    Antenna site link

    Photo=alarm box Modified alarm box wifi antenna.


    PS.
    I live in the countryside with not much mobile signal but if I hold my mobile phone at the focal point of a satellite dish (Or metal salad bowl), Then rotate the dish (to find the strongest signal). I can get about three bars instead of one .( makes your arms ache on a long phone call !!!)




    Michael
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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan
    lets be honest, how is pluggin one end of the ethernet cable into the back of your pc, then wraping the other one round your phone going to help your wifi card.

    Muppets!
    But the mobile acts as a new wifi card - I think is the idea

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    This is the one I made a few years back when I first got my wireless setup at home. The results were rather good...
    [ Back then though there were only a handful of hot spots around ] - now there are tons.

    http://seattlewireless.net/BuildingYagiAntennas

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    There's a few interesting DIY antennas on Flakey including the infamous 'Buffalo in a box'

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    It's utter nonsense, but quite funny.

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    I must admit to using the pringles tube method before, and it actually works pretty well. Makes the signal very very directional but have heard stories of nearly a miles worth of straight line signal.

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tscnmuk
    I must admit to using the pringles tube method before, and it actually works pretty well. Makes the signal very very directional but have heard stories of nearly a miles worth of straight line signal.
    I think the latest world record is 192 miles ! in the USA. last year.

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tickmike
    Quote Originally Posted by tscnmuk
    I must admit to using the pringles tube method before, and it actually works pretty well. Makes the signal very very directional but have heard stories of nearly a miles worth of straight line signal.
    I think the latest world record is 192 miles ! in the USA. last year.
    192 miles would be brilliant.Do you know if that was using "standard" WAP's though?

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    http://www.wifiworldrecord.com/

    Unamplified wifi world record is 124.9 miles.

    Ben

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    Re: no need for wifi cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tscnmuk
    Quote Originally Posted by tickmike
    Quote Originally Posted by tscnmuk
    I must admit to using the pringles tube method before, and it actually works pretty well. Makes the signal very very directional but have heard stories of nearly a miles worth of straight line signal.
    I think the latest world record is 192 miles ! in the USA. last year.
    192 miles would be brilliant.Do you know if that was using "standard" WAP's though?
    Hi, Some info I noticed on the net when I set my school link up.
    so type a google or wikipedia search for ..wifi world record for distance.
    Loads of info out there.

    Michael.

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