DIY through the roof WiFi in pictures

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  1. Techno

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    Whole gallery of DIY through the roof WiFi antenna.

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    Excuse the silly question Techno but what does this thing actually do?

    Regards
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    Just at the place in the pictures where I store my van I can access four FON connections :)
     
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  5. Techno

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    I've ordered a new longer piece of pipe as the extra 150mm I can accommodate may prove useful
    750mm long pipe is only £8.99 delivered.
    I wish I could find another of these now obsolete panel antennas.

    Hopefully Adam "Addie" will try this with a current model panel
     
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    Great post, thank you. Gives a few ideas for my system.
     
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    Could you not mount a dummy TV camera on top of the aerial, then when you swivel it round looking for a wifi signal then the others on the campsite near you will think your the cops undercover and the bad guys will keep well away from your van.

    Or the top of a periscope, then you could tell people that you have a MH-Uboat hybrid.
     
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    Ive got one of those aerials. do you use the standard software or have you found something better?
     
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    I don't recall the aerial having any software. I think the software or driver comes with the repeater unit.

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    In fact I don't remember installing anything at all. You just select the wifi connection on your laptop and enter the user name and password then open your browser and type in the IP address to open the interface.
     
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    The aerial usually has software but is only needed if plugging directly into a USB port in a laptop, even then W7 probably has driver built in. As you say nothing needed if using te access point.
     
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    And here is what it sounds like, not welcome at meets...........

     
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    Nicer than a generator Brian but not as nice as a whale :LOL:
     
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    So your using the faculty X as just an aerial not using the built in router. Is there an advantage doing it that way
     
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    Router may be the wrong word. I plug my Faculty x straight into my laptop. Why do you need the repeater jobby ?

    BTW are you waterproofing the aerial ?
     
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    It is waterproof it is an outdoor antenna. Using a wifi wireless repeater hub means everyone or device in the van can connect wirelessly to the WWW. There would be nothing more inconvenient than having the USB cable strung across the van to plug into my lap top. Also Ipads Iphones etc do not have USB.
    I hope that helps? Addie will give more professional advice
     
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    Do you want to sell it?
     
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    Hi Andy, I have one of those antenna's and happy to sell it, how much are you willing to offer ;)
     
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    Whats the benefit of using this rather than a mifi or is this some sort of mifi? Thanks
     
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    £20?
     
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