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Old 01-16-2008, 06:02 AM
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Default Cant get highspeed...but neighbours can!

I happen to live in one off those dumb areas that has no cable wires ran to it and the phone line is on a bridge tap so I have no options for broadband either than to work a deal with a neighbour up the road who has wireless. They dont want to modify or add any external antennas to their router, and their house is ~ 500 feet away. I do have line of site, but earlier I had no luck with an old satellite dish and a wifi dongle. I was looking at a Belkin 11dbi directional antenna. Problem is, it only has 5 feet of cord, and wifi cable seems to be made out of gold because it is very expensive if I can even find it at all. I have a pretty standard realtek 54mbps wirelss card in my computer. What do you think my chances are with this antenna and maybe some modification (satellite reflector?) Ive had experience with a can-tenna and I thaught it sucked compared to other home made antennas.

Any input is appreciated...
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:28 PM
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Here is a cheap wireless bridge setup you may be interested in. You'll need two units. When they are in bridge mode you can think of it as a REALLY long piece of CAT-5.

Your PC----Router->WAN----Your Bridge-=-=-=-=-=-=-Buddies Bridge----LAN->Buddies router--->Cable/DSL Modem---->Internet!

802.11b/g Wireless Outdoor Access Point/Router/Bridge CW2026 CW2026

There are lots of units out there, I don't know any more about this unit than what is on the web-page.

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