WiFi at 189 miles!

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  1. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/27/world-record-5ghz-wifi-connection-spans-189-miles/

    "Alright kids, time to put away the Pringles can and get serious about that inter-continental LAN party of yours, 'cause the Italian Center for Radio Activities (CISAR) is making you all look bad with its new world record. Stretching from Sardinia Island to Central Italy, the 189 mile connection ran on Ubiquiti's XtremeRange5 miniPCI module at 5Mbps, and used 35dBi 5GHz parabolic dish antennas to achieve the range. It's not exactly the furthest WiFi connection ever achieved, but it is the first to use the 5GHz frequency for 5Mbps speeds, and was purportedly a snap to set up with the Ubiquiti tech. It all seems almost silly in a world where we lose a few home WiFi bars when we take the laptop into the bathroom -- maybe it's time to do something about all that lead paint."

    I would love to have this kind of WiFi access.
     
  2. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Haha, me too! "Honey, how are you getting wireless in Nebraska when your router is in Indiana???"

    "Oh don't be silly dear, we just had that giant satellite dish installed in our backyard, remember? We could get wireless in Japan if we wanted to!"
     
  3. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Man, the lengths people have to to get their Wiis online.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    While cool and all, why not spend all that time and energy just buying another router? Or a few miles of Cat5 cable.
     
  5. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Does the international space station have WiFi? *goes to check*
     
  6. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is how the conversation would go...

    'I have a new wifi router! Its range is 500 miles! I can connect from work to my home network! Its the greatest thing in the world!'

    'I've got cancer!'
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    will i be able to surf for porn?
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

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    no no, the porn will surf you...
     
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    Tell me about that one. I resorted to getting the LAN adapter, and punching a hole between my room and the computer room to get a direct connection.

    But, that would definitely be nice for AROUND the house.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    yea... if your house, was bill gates house! :lol 
     

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