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Build your own WiFi access point
    #2863788 - 07/07/04 04:56 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Wireless home networking can be a pain if the signal isn't strong enough to reach the corners of your home/property where eager users and their computers are demanding a stronger WiFi signal for your 802.11x network.

Why spend $30-$100 on a pringles can and some wire with a brand name on it when you can build your own WiFi access point using a pringles can and some wire.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daba]
    #2863964 - 07/07/04 07:15 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

old news... this was posted almost a year ago...


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daba]
    #2864231 - 07/07/04 11:10 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

I think those homemade antennas work on 802.11b only.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daba]
    #2864327 - 07/07/04 11:40 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

If you have an extra computer lying around and need an access point,
just get wifi card,and a nic, install linux and hostap.

You can make the computer an access point as well as download some pretty nice live cds where you can actually administer your own public hotspot.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daussaulit]
    #2864362 - 07/07/04 11:53 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

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daussaulit said:
I think those homemade antennas work on 802.11b only.




You have to make them to pick up the right wavelength, so they could work for any wavelength.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: Redo]
    #2864436 - 07/07/04 12:16 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

> so they could work for any wavelength.

Within reason... I don't know of any configuration of a pringle can are going to pick up a wave at 420nm for example.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: Seuss]
    #2864565 - 07/07/04 12:46 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

lol ya, thats why could was italicized.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: Seuss]
    #2866096 - 07/07/04 07:49 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

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Seuss said:
old news... this was posted almost a year ago...




It's not old news to me.


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daba]
    #2867045 - 07/08/04 12:16 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

too bad wirless is absolutly unsecure encryped or not. im sticking to wired until they fix the whole key broadcasting thing


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Re: Build your own WiFi access point [Re: daba]
    #2867953 - 07/08/04 09:13 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

> It's not old news to me.

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Security&Number=2226993

(ok, so it was only half a year ago...  :grin:)


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