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New Wifi record. 237 MILES!

post #1 of 24
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http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/0..._record_2.html

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A Venezuelan techie apparently has set a new record for longest WiFi link. Networking guru Ermanno Pietrosemoli established a wireless connection between a PC in El Aguila, Venezuela, and one in Platillon Mountain, a distance of about 237 miles, mostly using off-the-shelf equipment and a few hacked parts.

Sad some of us can't get a signal in the other end of the house still..
post #2 of 24
that is CRAZY! thats like me getting signal from my parents house while i am away at college twice over! man i envy that man... that means i could do the reverse and get my dual T3 connection at my house... yummm.

EDIT: oh and BTW 100th post! shake n bake!
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omg this guy needs to come visit my dad. he loses signal alot in his own house!
    
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He should post a guide of how he did it so we can all run to radioshack and make our own.
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post #5 of 24
I bet it has high latency though.
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Yea, i saw where they did this using Direct TV sattelite dishes...

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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by badape View Post
He should post a guide of how he did it so we can all run to radioshack and make our own.
Step 1) Move to an electronics free area.
Step 2) Climb a mountain for unobstructed view
Step 3) Aim unidirectional WiFi antenna.
Step 4) Jack up the power output!
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post #8 of 24
I'm going to hack my direct tv and connect it to my cable modem. Then put a dish on top of my car.
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post #9 of 24
I cannot get good internet connection on the other side of my house. My brother has the Modem (ISP: Road Runner; Router: Linksys SRX) and I get 2 out of 5 bars...

Lame.
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Couple things I want to know.

Was it usable?

At distances that high, and gains that high, was the connection usable or did the protocol breakdown like it should do at latencies that high?

Did it give everyone in the signals field cancer?
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