the quest for a wireless antenna

At our lan party we use yagi antenna’s to connect to fon-hotspots.  But they are quite large difficult to mount indoors.  And I was curios how antenna’s worked.

Well, there are a lot of different antenna types, I discovered.
I wanted a:

  • cheap antenna
  • easy to build

First idea was to build a cantenna.  But a bi-quad looks even more interesting!  The corner antenna is the simplest of them all!

 

I’ll post more news when i’m done makeing some antenna’s.

 

global wifi antenna info sites

http://martybugs.net/wireless/
http://www.antenna-theory.com/
http://trevormarshall.com/waveguides.htm
http://www.wlan.org.uk/antenna-page.html
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Communication_Systems/Antennas

corner

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/Ez-10/index.html

cantenna

cantenna calculator – http://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/cantenna.php
http://www.thanscorner.info/how-to-build-a-cantenna/

biquad

http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/how-to-build-a-wifi-biquad-dish-antenna/
http://trevormarshall.com/biquad.htm

helical

http://helix.remco.tk/
http://www.wlan.org.uk/jhecker.html
http://www.ab9il.net/wlan-projects/wifi3A.html

wokfi

use a wok to boost your wifi – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WokFi