You can get a 24db gain parabolic antenna for 50 Euros - Of course such an
antenna would be illegal in this country - unless you have a long piece or
poor quality "Low loss cable" (or not so low loss).
The go down in price from here depending on the size/gain. (13db 20 euro)
These are the cheapest type of antenna (parabolic) and are sorta large
(depending on the gain you want) - but fairly adequate it seems for
Some folks in Clare are covering 4-5 kms with these (not sure what size)
(with good LOS you could probably cover even more).
(originally they were using some converted MMDS dishes).
100 meters is nothing - you could cover this with a home made Pringles can
antenna's easily and you'd have fun doing it !! (google Reilly Pringles can
antenna). In fact one antenna and a base station will probably do it (but
I'm not sure)
I THINK you generally need to buy connectors separate, the buffalo (and most
others) use the lucent connector type - called a pigtail. These cost 35/40
euro either vbnets or stella sell these.
You need to make sure you get the correct gender to match you're
Pigtails are generally short and the antenna's are large so you're probably
going to need to buy some cable - if you make it up your self you'll save
money - this cable is generally expensive (but if you buy an antenna larger
then you need then you can skimp on the cable I guess).
Note, you're going to need to 'mount' these things somehow and if you going
high you need to think about protection - NO not that kind - I mean
P.S. the 13db's are square - which
> -----Original Message-----
> From: HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) [mailto:david_hamilton3 at hp.com]
> Sent: 18 February 2002 15:15
> To: 'Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)'; HAMILTON,DAVID
> 'Kevin Dobey'; 'Ruairi Newman'; ilug at linux.ie> Subject: RE: [ILUG] 802.11b?
>>> Are the connectors on those the same as the ones on the buffalo cards?
>> The prices seem very good, and I reckon a pair of the 13dBi
> parabolic ones
> would give me a great line quality at a range of 100m.
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