September 30th, 2006, 07:15 PM
High Gain Directional Antennas
Im trying to find a powerful directional antenna to pickup a signal about 500 feet from one concrete building to another. I tried using a 7dB omni, but it wasnt anywhere near powerful enough to pickup the signal.
All I could find was a 12dB Cantenna, and a 14dB Yagi Cantenna, anyone perhaps know if there would be any real significant gain between the two cantennas?
After that all I could find were 18db+ dishes which I would like to avoid using if at all possible.
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October 1st, 2006, 06:01 AM
According to these crazy Kiwis, 12-15dB is the expected gain, and the cost is a fraction of what you'd pay. Not to mention the satisfaction of building your very own Wi-Fi antenna