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    SD beats everything. So there. danielkh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Also just so you know you can setup an EXTREMELY directional signal using an old satellite dish and pointing it directly at the receiver (usually another sat. dish).

    You can get about 3 to 4 miles out of that max I have seen working. We did this at our highschool. 2 old dishnetwork satellites from ebay and some soldering and electronics and we had private internet node at high school. They blocked pretty much all the sites so even doing school work was hard, hence the need.

    I would look into that and then nobody would even see the network unless they intercept the very direct beam.
    I actually thought about that since I still have a sat dish on the roof that isn't used since cable moved into our area, but the reason I went with a flat panel antenna is because I have to hit two places (guesthouse and neighbors) in a horizontal line. Great information, though, for the person asking the question!
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    You could also use wireless Extenders / Repeaters. This would mean you would have to power each unit though. If you bought high powered versions you may only need 3 of them. My neighbor is 2 cheap to pay full price for highspeed internet so I simply placed a extender inbetween the houses which gives him 100% signal. Mind you this is going through several walls of each house and a gap inbetween houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    You could also use wireless Extenders / Repeaters. This would mean you would have to power each unit though. If you bought high powered versions you may only need 3 of them. My neighbor is 2 cheap to pay full price for highspeed internet so I simply placed a extender inbetween the houses which gives him 100% signal. Mind you this is going through several walls of each house and a gap inbetween houses.
    But again you are broadcasting your wireless signal omnidirectional at every extender. And every extender must be placed on your property or with permission of whoever owns the property. Which means you are very dependant on other people to maintain your hardware. 2 directional links between the sources is the best way to go.
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