Options for directional antennas?

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  1. ITGuy1024

    ITGuy1024 n00b

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    I'm trying to shoot wireless a little ways down the road to my friends house. I've found a lot of omnidirectional antennas but not so much for directional. Other than using the old coffee / pringles can method does anyone have low cost recommendations?

    Hooking up to a WRT54g of course.
     
  2. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You need directional antennas on both ends. The router is less of a signal power problem than the wifi-adapter. You can't have a connection unless both can talk with each other.
     
  3. ITGuy1024

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    Thanks, I'm aware that I'll need two.
     
  4. FLECOM

    FLECOM Modder(ator) & [H]ardest Folder Evar Staff Member

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    common directional antennas would be

    Yagi antenna
    Dish antenna
    Grid antenna
    Sector/Sectoral antenna

    for what you want to do dishes would probably be your best bet... check out the stuff ubiquiti has, a lot of them have the radio built into the antenna so you just run network cable/poe to it