How to build a tin can waveguide antenna
Assemble the probe and mount in can Now you'll need that bit of wire. You'll need a soldering iron or a friend with one as well. Cut the wire so that when it is stuck in the connector as shown, the total length of both the brass tube and wire sticking out past the connector is 1.21". Get as close to this length as you can. When you've got your wire correctly sized, solder it into the connector keeping it as straight and upright as you can. Connect your antenna to your wireless card or access point To use your cantenna, you'll need a special cable commonly called a "Pig Tail". You'll want to have a wireless NIC or access point with an external antenna connector. Hook up your cable, point the antenna at a friend's, and see how far you can stretch you network. This antenna has linear polarization. For more information, check out these resources: Go to the Homebrew WiFi Antenna Shootout Go to the Wireless Home
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