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    Hi

    I have an alfa awus036h I have an aftermarket antenna thats just like the stock one only longer.

    Neither of these give great results picking up my wifi single from the house whilst in the shed and tend to drop out when someone microwaves something.

    So ideally I need a replacement.

    This site is local to me so I wouldnt have to wait if they have anything suitable

    ABAKS - Antennas GSM, Antenas WLAN WiFi

    Ideally I want maximum range. so what should I be looking for? IS the alfa a good dongle for range?

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    Default Re: Tell me about Antennas

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyRogers View Post
    IS the alfa a good dongle for range?
    One of the best, you either have configured something wrong, got some major interference, or are using a crappy antenna.
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

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    Yes that will be great, yaggis have a fairly thin beam-width so make sure the antenna is pointed pretty accurately toward the source signal.
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

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    Default Re: Tell me about Antennas

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyRogers View Post
    Hi

    I have an alfa awus036h I have an aftermarket antenna thats just like the stock one only longer.

    Neither of these give great results picking up my wifi single from the house whilst in the shed and tend to drop out when someone microwaves something.

    So ideally I need a replacement.

    This site is local to me so I wouldnt have to wait if they have anything suitable

    ABAKS - Antennas GSM, Antenas WLAN WiFi

    Ideally I want maximum range. so what should I be looking for? IS the alfa a good dongle for range?
    If your wifi is dropping out when someone starts the microwave, you really need to replace the microwave. It's leaking way too much.

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    Default Re: Tell me about Antennas

    Get this and pwn your subdivision lol
    DealExtreme: $23.04 2.4GHz 100W 18dBi Directional High Gain 18-Unit Antenna for Wifi/Wireless Network (SMA)

    dont mind the description, Its really 50ohms
    I believe its also rp-sma even though the pics look like sma

    and if that doesnt work poo-poo the FCC and get:
    DealExtreme: $60.45 2.4GHz 2000mW 802.11b/g SMA Broadband Wi-Fi Amplifiers/Booster

    if youre cheap and crafty with a soldering iron, you can always make yourself
    a bi-quad antenna or circular waveguide (cantenna)
    Waveguide Antenna 2.4 GHz for 802.11b (WiFi) WLAN
    Biquad Sector Antenna 2.4 GHz

    Heres a pic of the bi-quad im using, I used a cd covered with aluminum foil tape for
    the groundplane

    This pic is when I whipped it together;testing..but was obvious..


    This is it refined and more covert


    Good luck

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    Default Re: Tell me about Antennas

    EDIT: Never mind mute point I found the answer, Mod`s please delete if poss, thanks.
    Last edited by killadaninja; 07-04-2010 at 05:47 PM.
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

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