Buying an antenna

Buying an antenna

Postby NiTrIc.AcId » Sun Aug 18, 2002 11:11 am

Hey,
I was looking through all the posts about antennas and i noticed that an omni with too high dBi will "flatten" out the signal area, so higher isn't better. Being a first time stumbler, I've concluded that 8 dBi omni is a good balance between the best reception area (volume) and money. (Correct me if i'm wrong). Now, I know that a lot of people here build their own antennas, and i'm planning on building a directional one later, but I want to buy this one for reliability reasons. I have two questions, very n00bish, but I've searched the fourms and couldn't find an answer (perhaps my fault).

1) What's a good online source for +8 dBi omni (or any) antenna, that's balanced between quality and price?

2) Does the antenna have a wire that directly plugs into the card (mine is an Orinoco), or do I have to result to soldering and buying converters?

Tnx for the replies, and if these questions have already been answered, but i didn't find in my search, please KINDLY redirect me there.

Tnx
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Re: Buying an antenna

Postby blackwave » Sun Aug 18, 2002 11:50 am

Originally posted by NiTrIc.AcId
Tnx for the replies, and if these questions have already been answered, but i didn't find in my search, please KINDLY redirect me there.


Check out the NetStumbler banner:
http://www.wirelesscentral.net/aprod/STUM-ANTW.html?ns
Check out Fab-Corp:
http://www.fab-corp.com/
Check out Fungus' store:
http://www.ebaystores.com/id=5541302

Anyway a lot of ppl, including me get the fab-corp 5dBi magmount and the "ORiNOCO connector to N-Type connector" pigtail. Works Great for wardriving :)
Check out some of the FAQ's and search the board for more detailed and alternative information :)

***just noticed someone is selling their antenna and pigtail here:
http://forums.netstumbler.com//showthread.php?s=&threadid=3339
of course buyer beware***
-=BW=-
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Postby internex » Thu Aug 22, 2002 7:42 pm

Hello All,
I also am looking to get an antenna, price under $250 is fine... I am hoping to use it for wardriving nearby, then possibly mount inside or outside. My access point is a linksys.

I assume I nead a card with the jack on it, but my question is whats the best omni directional or dish type with the highest gain, that can be mounted to a car's roof rack and later transferred to a pole or interior.

I am hoping to pick up some signals nearby, such as the starbucks down the street :).

Any ideas would be great...

Regards,
GW
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