use a primestar dish as an ieee 802.11 wireless networking antenna

a primestar dish as an ieee 802.11 wireless networking antenna

i’m totally going to do this, and i think i just scored an extra direct tv dish too.

..make a dish into a highly directional antenna for the very popular IEEE 802.11 wireless networking. The resulting antenna has about 22 db of gain, and is fed with 50 ohm coaxial cable. Usually LMR400 or 9913 low loss cable is used if the source is more than a few feet from the antenna. The range using two of these antennas with a line of sight path is around 10 miles at full bandwidth.

10 miles!

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