Self made 5GHz antenna

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by =?iso-8859-2?Q?Jan_Werbi=F1ski?=, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Is it possible to make homemade 5,6GHz antenna?
    I need it only for 100m link.
     
    =?iso-8859-2?Q?Jan_Werbi=F1ski?=, Jan 2, 2006
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  2. Yes, it is.
     
    mattjohnson2005, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. any link?
     
    =?iso-8859-2?Q?Jan_Werbi=F1ski?=, Jan 3, 2006
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  4. =?iso-8859-2?Q?Jan_Werbi=F1ski?=

    dold Guest

    5.8GHz antennas for 802.11a are produced commercially.
    http://www.fab-corp.com/ is one vendor.

    Is this for a PC/laptop, or the access point, or both?
    Does an existing link work at all at this length?
    Is it clear line of site between two windows, outdoors, brick buildings,
    trees?

    The D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG530 PCI card comes with an external
    antenna.

    There is no reason that you couldn't build your own, except that tolerances
    are tight, but for this distance, that doesn't matter. A cantenna should
    be about 50mm in diameter, 150-200mm long.

    If you have an existing access point, you might just put a reflector on it,
    like www.freeantennas.coim EZ-12, although the + point for the antenna
    should be half as far away from the reflector.
     
    dold, Jan 3, 2006
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