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Thread: Any way to use your car's antenna as a WiFi antenna?

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    heres my idea.

    what about using my cordless phone's antenna? it's longer than the one on my wifi card and same frequency 2.4ghz.

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    Used a pringles can as an external antenna on my dlink in my laptop and used a coffee can @ my friends house and was able to get a link from his router.
    1 mile away! I have the directions if anyones wants them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthGaVigor
    Used a pringles can as an external antenna on my dlink in my laptop and used a coffee can @ my friends house and was able to get a link from his router.
    1 mile away!
    That's freakin' amazing...here in NYC, that would essentially ensure a constant signal using netstumbler! however, there is no way in hell that i am going to mount a coffee can to my roof or trunk!! hahaha

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    I've seen that done before on the show the screen savers. They used a coffee can to increase thier wifi signal, it worked really good.
    The cordless phone antenna would be much better looking in a car, if it works.
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    Actually, some of the multi-band cellphone antennas have a ~2Ghz band. they also come in car-mountable versions. This might make a much better looking design.
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    hah, If you search the net long enough, they have a Satellite dish WiFi antenna, which boosts a DIRECTIONAL signal about 20 Db. There are also other tutorials on the net on how to build your own WiFi antenna. But you do need impediance matched componets. And about the frying, if you dont understand, its like trying to run a amp designed for 4 ohms + at 2 ohms, it will overheat, it will fry, and probably smoke. and NO its not going to be magic =/

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    What about a WiFi that was also a Radio Antenna?

    Would it be possible to get a WiFi Antenna that could be used as an antenna for recieving radio signals as well as transmit WiFi?

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    I want to see the directions for this cofee can pringles nonsense
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Quick question about the Ebay antenna.... Would it hurt reception to have something going through the center of the coils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    I want to see the directions for this cofee can pringles nonsense
    pringles nonsense

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