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    wardriving antenna

    So i kind of figured out that my current wardriving setup has **** poor reception, so i need an antenna. I see these tiny antennas that cost about $90, and then theres this one on ebay that is only $20.

    other than the fact that the ebay one looks like a CB antenna, anyone know anything about this antenna?
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    I own the big brother to that antenna, the 7dbi with two swirls. Wheras before I had to be within, say, 150 feet of an AP, with the antenna I can usually be up to 1000 feet, and in some rare cases up to 2000 feet.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=45000

    night and day difference.

    P.S. i'm speaking of suburban environments.
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    well, there ya go.

    thanks for that link
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    There's nothing to the antenna but you can't argue with results! I also have a cantenna I can break out if I want to be more discrete and go further away, or simply pinpoint the source of the signal.
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    Try looking for an 8dB one. They are a little more money but again more distance and not that much bigger.
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    I'm gonna try to solder a wire to my Linksys USB G WiFi unit.
    I was mounting it, and kinda broke/exposed the attenna element.

    Even though attenna's are tuned for frequencies, sometime's it help having a larger untuned attennna.

    I'm gonna see if it uses a ground to make a goround plane and maybe solder that to my car chassis, or is it just 1 element. Well, I can do test later, this USB is easy to hack.

    My attenna will be used for file transfer and not so much wardriving. If I wanted to WarDrive, I would get a Orinaco base but that oonly does 802.11b, but works with Netstumbler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    I'm gonna try to solder a wire to my Linksys USB G WiFi unit.
    I was mounting it, and kinda broke/exposed the attenna element.

    Even though attenna's are tuned for frequencies, sometime's it help having a larger untuned attennna.

    I'm gonna see if it uses a ground to make a goround plane and maybe solder that to my car chassis, or is it just 1 element. Well, I can do test later, this USB is easy to hack.

    My attenna will be used for file transfer and not so much wardriving. If I wanted to WarDrive, I would get a Orinaco base but that oonly does 802.11b, but works with Netstumbler.
    Try this site
    http://www.radiolabs.com/products/antennas/wifi.html
    and look at this THREAD
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    Quote Originally Posted by psyclobe
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    So i kind of figured out that my current wardriving setup has **** poor reception, so i need an antenna. I see these tiny antennas that cost about $90, and then theres this one on ebay that is only $20.

    other than the fact that the ebay one looks like a CB antenna, anyone know anything about this antenna?
    Th is one looks and sounds bas ***!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6&category=176
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