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Researcher Ermanno Pietrosemoli has set what appears to be a new record for the longest communication link with Wi-Fi.

Pietrosemoli, president of the Escuela Latinoamerica de Redes (which means networking school of Latin America) established a Wi-Fi link between two computers located in El Aguila and Platillon Mountain, Venezuela. That's a distance of 382 kilometers, or 238 miles. He used technology from Intel, which is concocting its own long-range Wi-Fi equipment, and some off-the-shelf parts. Pietrosemoli gets about 3 megabits per second in each direction on his long-range connections.

Most Wi-Fi signals only go only a few meters before petering out. Conventional Wi-Fi transmitters, however, send signals in all directions. By directing the signal to a specific point, range can be increased.
http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-973...g=2547-1_3-0-5
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they should use laaassers! that would not only be cool! but it would LOOK cool. haha
    
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^ you likely wouldn't see the lasers

but it would still be cool
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Wi-max is good for around a 20 mile radius and has a end-user speed of 50mbs. Sprint and a few other companies will be launching this technology first in California, this year.
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