Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another WiFi Dish


My neighbor down the hill brought his WiFi key up this morning and we spent the morning building him a WiFi dish like I've been using here for months. Its not to allow him to connect to me since my system wouldn't stand the extra load of me running a WiFi router along with the modem and still be able to do what I need to and want to do. He will see if he can get his Internet from the same source as I was. Problem there may be being out of the line of sight from the source.

I had the bottom to an old BBQ and it made a bang up dish with a little work. One more neighbor was also wanting to connect through me, but since that can't happen I guess we need to find another suitable dish for them to use. Will need to be larger because of the extra distance. Perhaps one of the large HughesNet dishes or maybe even a 4 foot dish. Line of sight shouldn't be a problem with this one. Only distance.

13 comments:

  1. Hey, where there's a will...there's always a way, right?

    Amazing just how creative folks can get when they need to be!

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  2. HermitJim, I sure hope it works for him. I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

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  3. Tffnguy

    I made a tin foil hat like that once to keep the Russians from controling my mind. Instead I got really good a really good wi-fi connection and the Playboy channel for free!

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  4. captaincrunch, wearing that BBQ on the head would probably give a lot less desirable results. Like a stiff neck and sore head. Might be good in a hail storm. (except for your hearing.) ;)

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  5. They say necessity is the mother of invention. Hope it works out for your friends.

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  6. Worked better then my dish up here MsB, but how well it will work down hill and out of line of sight is another story.

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  7. Have you thought about approaching the ones that want to tie into your net about upgrading your system so you can handle the addition router load? Seems like another battery and panel might do it.

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  8. Big Wooly, you're talking about a chunk of change to do that since it would take several batteries, and then I'd still have to buy a WiFi router. My down the hill neighbor has discovered he can get it from the first supplier I used after building my dish and the other neighbor will have line of sight to that same ISP or the legion either one so I'd say that would save them and me $$$.

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  9. CaptinCrunch..did you work in Alaska..there was a captin Crunch there and also a captin crack! The tin foil hats are to keep aliens fron controling my thoughts!

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  10. That's a fine looking dish y'all came up with. Hope he's able to get a connection.

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  11. D Rose, its all a matter of him paying the other guy for the service now rather than using it here. ;)

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  12. I'm always amazed by your ingenuity.

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  13. Allen, I guess I need to go in the WiFi dish business. I have a couple of trash can lids that would probably work pretty good. If I could call it art them maybe I could make big bucks. ;)

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