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Helical antenna on access point?

Postby austin7777 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:25 pm

I am building a helical wifi antenna and would like to attach it to my linksys access point. The antenna will be on top of my shop which is ~150 meters from my house. If I have a wireless card in my pc at home with the antenna in the window, will I be able to get a connection? I know it works the other way from the card to the AP, but can I reverse the elements and still get an extended signal?

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Postby streaker69 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:30 pm

austin7777 wrote:I am building a helical wifi antenna and would like to attach it to my linksys access point. The antenna will be on top of my shop which is ~150 meters from my house. If I have a wireless card in my pc at home with the antenna in the window, will I be able to get a connection? I know it works the other way from the card to the AP, but can I reverse the elements and still get an extended signal?

Thanks!

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Postby theprez98 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:45 pm

streaker69 wrote:Did you do the math?


Isn't that Thorn's line? :rolleyes:
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Postby streaker69 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:51 pm

theprez98 wrote:Isn't that Thorn's line? :rolleyes:


It's almost midnight, his wetnurse already tucked him into bed. He won't be up till 10am tomorrow bitchin' for his coffee.
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Postby theprez98 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:51 am

streaker69 wrote:It's almost midnight, his wetnurse already tucked him into bed. He won't be up till 10am tomorrow bitchin' for his coffee.


Ouch!
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Postby Thorn » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:53 am

<Note to self: Cross streaker69 off the will.>

Now then, did you do the math?
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Postby Dutch » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:08 am

Thorn wrote:<Note to self: Cross streaker69 off the will.>

Psst...Streaker69, quick...Serve him some fresh java, and he might forget the will thingy...

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Postby streaker69 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:05 am

Dutch wrote:Psst...Streaker69, quick...Serve him some fresh java, and he might forget the will thingy...

Dutch


Thorn, how about some nice warm, mild Farina. That'll soothe those shaken nerves. ;)
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Postby Thorn » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:36 am

[quote="streaker69"]Thorn, how about some nice warm, mild Farina. That'll soothe those shaken nerves. ]
Is Farina a coffee? I don't do that effette "mocha-choca-latte-double-soy" stuff. I grew up on stationhouse coffee: Thick as tar, old enough to vote, tougher than the patrol Sergeant on midnights. ;)
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Postby streaker69 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:38 am

[quote="Thorn"]Is Farina a coffee? I don't do that effette "mocha-choca-latte-double-soy" stuff. I grew up on stationhouse coffee: Thick as tar, old enough to vote, tougher than the patrol Sergeant on midnights. ]

farina

n : fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings

I figured you needed some fibre.
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Postby Dutch » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:08 am

streaker69 wrote:farina

n : fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat]I figured you needed some fibre.[/b]


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He takes a leak at 6:30 AM, and does a dump at 7:00AM... The only problem is that these days, he doesn't wake up before 8:00 AM.... :D

*Sigh*... There goes my inheritance...


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Postby beakmyn » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:45 am

[quote="streaker69"]farina

n : fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat]


It's just like Tastey Wheat.
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Postby streaker69 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:49 am

beakmyn wrote:It's just like Tastey Wheat.


I heard that tastes like chicken.
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Postby austin7777 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:41 am

Thanks guys, your insight into the realm of wireless technology is unfathomable.
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Postby beakmyn » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:44 am

We can't help you until you've "done the math". We've got no data to work with. You've basically said
"A train leaves point A and needs to travel ~150 meters, when will it get to point B?"

Give us some number, calculate the Fresnel zone, see if you RF LOS, how high?, do the math!
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