Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
well cant do that either... damn linksys just had to make these cheap little stick antennas.... im thinking that the link i posted will be the only one free that will work... maybe not... help me out!
Actually you can....the shielded wire is just really short. You can open the box and go out and buy some shielded wire ( a couple of bucks) and solder a longer piece on.
OTHER THAN THAT...that link you posted is your best bet. It's directional though. So, forget getting wireless all over the place. Also, the formula for the waveguide is not very thorough. If you could find a more accurate measurement technique for the parabolic section of the antenna, you could get a higher boost.
EDIT: FYI: I was referring to your PC that is the receiver...NOT the WiFi base station. It's best to leave the base station as is and let your PC direct it's signals to the station. That way, if you have more than one PC trying to talk to the station, you won't be constrained to a particular direction.