Help me find a Wifi Antenna.... Not you normal setup :)
Im looking for a 2.4Ghz Wifi antenna that has a built in network adaptor or some other means of getting to ethernet.
I need a way to put an antenna a long ways from the computer without have to get power to it. Normal router and external antennas are not what Im after because the longer the coax the more signal you lose.
What its going to be used for so you get an idea.
I do alot of traveling and have kinda an odd occupation. I do lighting for concerts, tv, movies stuff like that. Basically Im looking for a way to come up with an internet connection when there isnt one. Ive looked into doing the Verizon high-speed wireless data thing. Thats not a great option because I spend alot of time indoors where you cant even get cell phone service.
So at this point the best option is some sort of ethernet line with a few hundred feet of cable that I can put on top of a roof. Once its on the roof I can aim it at a hotel or some other place nearby and get internet access. My intent is not to steal the service, I will gladly
log into a hotels system and whip out the credit card. It must beable to act like a normal adaptor. As is be useable with netstumbler and the like.
I realize this is a bit crazy...... a few hundred of cable, roofs, monkeying around and whatever. But once Im in the place we pretty much have free run of it so the roof is not an issue, we run miles of cable anyway (whats one more lol) and I have the spare time to mess with it.
I would like a flat panel directional antenna, I found one earlier, but lost it.
Why not look into DirecWay, it's a satellite based ISP. The cable going from the dish to the computer can easily run 100+ feet. The latency is quite bad compared to other high speed options, but it's available anywhere in the U.S. as long as you have a view of the southern sky. Why do you need a Internet connection for doing lighting at concerts? Maybe thinking about running a bootleg audio/video stream?
If I recall you can't have more then several hundred (300) feet of ethernet before the connection starts getting like crap. You can just build or buy a yagi antenna and connect it to a commercial wifi router.