Mark 2 DIY USB WiFi antenna !

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by manuka, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. manuka

    manuka Guest

    Half the WiFi world seems to have latched on to the Poormans USB WiFi
    "scoop" antenna idea we rustled up mid 2004, with ~1000 hits daily
    still averaged at the resource page =>

    To suit situations where such Chinese cookware WiFi antenna may be
    -ah- "visually distracting", we've rustled up a more professional USB
    WiFi parabolic design based around cheap cooking sieves and a flexible
    stalk desklamp base. See pix & Netstumbler testing graphs =>

    Performance, measured with NS,indicates 12+ dB gain over a bare USB
    dongle- the classic " scoop" gives more like 15dB of course. When
    spray painted black, the Mk.2 setup looks almost invisible & could
    easily be used in a library etc with ones laptop - cover with a
    plastic bag or jersey perhaps for discretion. Bill of materials
    ~NZ$15, with parts readily available via "The Warehouse" etc.

    Recommended ! Stan in NZ
    manuka, Jan 26, 2005
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