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Thread: Increasing wifi range with external antenna and amplifier

  1. #41
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    ok. finished the project last year.

    Installed in a remote area in australia. There were no other 2.4ghz WiFi networks around.

    Mounted the 10db omni on a 12 metre high pole on a workshed.



    Using an iphone was able to get signal from 600 metres away from tower.



    Using a directional antenna and laptop and on a slightly elevated hill (the AP was in a valley) we were able to connect from 11.03 km's away. Made a skype call and it worked well.

    Didn't have the iperf software at the time. Next time I'm out there I'll try an iperf throughput test.

    *edit*

    didn't end up using the 2watt booster. We connected it and it worked but when I tried speedtest it was really really really slow.

    ended up taking it off and running the wrt54gl at 150mw.
    Last edited by Dan; 01-20-2012 at 03:03 AM.

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    Nice shootin tex!

  3. #43
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    Yeah I was suprised at how well it worked

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