[LMB] OT: Internet in remote locations

markus baur baur at chello.at
Tue Sep 20 21:13:09 BST 2011

there are also ways to improve the efficiency / directionality of the 
antenna, which improves range of such routers a lot ..



Am 20.09.2011 22:06, schrieb quietann:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM, fred smith
> <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>  wrote:
>> also, some people (probably fairly techie types) have been known to set
>> up their own wireless network by finding a friend who DOES have whatever
>> service is available then getting a couple of wireless routers and a
>> highly directional antenna for each, install one router/antenna at their
>> friend's place and the other at home. this assumes you can get line-of-
>> sight, however, and can find a willing friend.
> A friend moved from our area to a cabin in a canyon near Rapid City,
> SD and had to do this.  The cable internet provider in the area was
> pretty much useless.  She was able to get permission to put the
> router/antenna from someone who lives on the canyon's edge.  She had
> to do this to keep her (techie) job.
> Ann

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