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can  i import a router wifi signal from 7/10 of a mile away when you have to be within 100 feet to get it on a laptop without any antenna or other aid?   thanks, dsrtdwlr

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Probably not unless you used a much better receiver.  The receivers in the routers and computers are not all that good.  If you picked up a "ham" type receiver that was able to be tuned in the band you are using then you might/should be able to pick up the signal from a much further distance.

Not you would still have to figure out how  to get that signal into your computer.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Answer 10 years ago

Interesting thought there, you could wire the HAM antenna amp direct to the antenna outputs for the receiver or before the receivers amp if you were able to work out how to remove it from the circuit.  

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

10 years ago

 Yes, you'll need to make yourself a pretty decent antenna to make it happen, granted I'm hitting 500 yards using a sweetcorn can and a USB dongle...

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Only way is an external antenna, something like a can-tenna might be enough.