Wireless question, maybe off topic

Katinka Mills kat-free at kaqelectronics.dyndns.org
Sat Aug 9 08:42:21 PDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Eric De la Cruz
> Lugo
> Sent: Saturday, 9 August 2003 11:31 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Wireless question, maybe off topic
> Sorry if this is not the right list, I have checked de Hardware Notes for
> FreeBSD 4.8 and there is this wireless adapter called:
> Netgear MA401
> Its a PCMCIA adapter.
> But i was checking on google and found this one:
> Netgear MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter
> I need a PCI card for my desktop wich runs FreeBSD I want to
> connect peer to
> peer 2 FreeBSD boxes at 1 mile from each other, (I want to try
> the pringles
> antennas as described in
> http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/weblog/view/wlg/448
> I know there are Aironet PCI adapters but they are expensive, I
> want to try
> with cheaper hardware and the Netgear is cheaper in an order of
> maggnitude.
> Hope some one knows about this, if possible, or point me to the
> right list to
> ask.

The Pringles antenna are not as good as people make out, a good yagi any day
will out perform most anything else, as they are directional, most of the
power is radiated forward, how much depends on the design.


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