How to build a Wi-Fi biquad dish antenna

Posted on Wednesday, November 16 2005 @ 9:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Are you wondering how you can build how you can build your own satellite dish Wi-Fi antenna? Engadget's new howto explains you how.
Wireless enthusiasts have been repurposing satellite dishes for a couple years now. This summer the longest link ever was established over 125 miles using old 12 foot and 10 foot satellite dishes. A dish that big is usually overkill for most people and modern mini-dishes work just as well. The dish helps focus the radio waves onto a directional antenna feed. We’re building a biquad antenna feed because it offers very good performance and is pretty forgiving when it comes to assembly errors. Follow along as we assemble the feed, attach it to a DirecTV dish and test out its performance.
Check it out over here.




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