Trying to get that little bit of extra range out of your wireless network?  These articles may help.

Tip: More helpful tips on wireless networking range extension can be found on this page.  It has links to places where you can buy antennas and connectors, too!

New submissions are always welcome.

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 7/25/01

A 2.4Ghz Vertical Collinear Antenna for 802.11 Applications

Construction plans for a large omni-directional antenna suitable for 802.11b use. [Thnx Kevin Linamood!]

 7/25/01

Tim and David’s Discone

Construction plans for a smallish antenna that looks more manageable than a Yagi for war driving. [Thnx Kevin Linamood!]

 7/20/01

NoCatNet’s Connector guide

Pictures and descriptions of some popular RF connectors used in wireless networking equipment.

 7/20/01

Antenna on the Cheap (er, Chip)

Got a Pringles™ can?  Make an antenna!

 7/15/01

A Wireless Long Shot

This time, some folks from O’Reilly Associates try their hand at a 20 mile 802.11b link!

  7/15/01

Airport Base Station Antennas

Two articles on adding range extender antennas to the AirPort base

  7/15/01

How to Make a Simple 2.425GHz Helical
Aerial for Wireless ISM Band Devices

Detailed, complete instructions, but construction this antenna will take some work!

 7/13/01

I Network, Therefore I Am.

Bob Cringely, of PBS fame, gives details on the 802.11b setup he uses to get his long-range wireless DSL connection (from a cooperative neighbor).

7/2/01

Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna

What do you get when you combine an obsolete PrimeStar satellite TV dish with an empty juice can?  Why a high-gain directional 802.11b antenna, of course!  Let Rob Frohne show you how it’s done