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802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455025 06/05/04 09:24 AM
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I might as well. Anyone know the best place online to buy Airport/802.11 antennas? I live in the Valley (LA) and from the top of my apartment building I can see EVERYWHERE. I really want to sit up there one afternoon with a laptop and directional antenna (preferably a parabolic [looks like a satellite dish]) and find fast open wireless access. I can see the Universal Studios building from up there, I gotta wonder if they have some open access points.

Any advice? I am an engineering idiot, so don't suggest building one. But you can build one and join me on the roof if you want :-)

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455026 06/05/04 10:00 AM
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Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I have posted a new mod guide in the peripheral's section for airport base stations. The guy actually use his extra satelite antenna. Might be worth taking a look.

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/48/2/

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455027 06/06/04 01:22 AM
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And I found this, but again, I'm not sure this is what you are looking for.

http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/Airport/Airport.html

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455028 06/07/04 06:07 AM
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Thanks guys! I'll check these out :-)

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455029 06/07/04 07:53 AM
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Ahhhh, gotta love it when a brand new forum comes together for all mankind!! :-D

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455030 06/09/04 12:27 AM
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oojacoboo wrote:
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Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I have posted a new mod guide in the peripheral's section for airport base stations. The guy actually use his extra satelite antenna. Might be worth taking a look.

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/48/2/



If you follow that link you will see the story and instructions from another fellow, who took his access point and put it into the "feeder tube" ON the dish and got a range of nearly 1000 feet! :unsure: :blink:

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455031 06/09/04 05:14 AM
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I saw that. With 1,000 feet, you could go out into traffic on a street and sell wireless bandwith while people are sitting waiting for traffic lights. Check your email? Sure .... that'll be $$$.
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Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455032 06/09/04 09:26 AM
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Ah heck. Just call up McDonalds. They're going wireless you know! Just tell them you want one in LA! smile

McD Wireless

Re:802.11 antennas? [Re: DaddyMac] #455033 06/09/04 09:31 AM
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Wow thats great, I didn't know that they were going wireless. McDonalds is really changing their image. They use to be the quick stop in and go place, and now they want to be the plac where you can sit and surf the net. Strange how times change.

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oojacoboo wrote:
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Wow thats great, I didn't know that they were going wireless. McDonalds is really changing their image. They use to be the quick stop in and go place, and now they want to be the plac where you can sit and surf the net. Strange how times change.


I love going to the local coffee shop and using the WiFi and enjoying a cafinated beverage now and then bt I will NEVER use my laptop in a McDonalds. Why would you want to use an expensive laptop in a greasy, messy, and loud fast ffod joint. I could see this a useful for all those with WiFi equipt PDAs but no one in their right mind will want to work with their laptop in a fast food joint. I just think this is a waste and way to justify increasing the cost of the "food" they sell there.

All that and I LIKE McD's

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