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  • Wifi How Far???

    How far can Wifi travel? I turned on my Wifi on my laptop just for the heck of it. I have a "piggybacked" signal off of someone that I'm using right now. The amazing thing is that the closest house with a computer at all is around 100' away with a house between me and them. Yes, this IS true.

    So how far can Wifi travel?

    J.C.

    (Yes, I'll cut it off soon as I don't feel right using it.)

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    Would you like me to take a laptop stroll?

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
      Would you like me to take a laptop stroll?
      Yes, that's exactly what I need. Take your laptop and walk around the neighborhood. Don't forget the measuring wheel so you can measure from your laptop to the router.

      J.C.

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        Or are you perhaps worried alliens are going to align your interests with hitler's first radio projection back in the thirties?

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        • #5
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          it's got to be a few hundred feet as i too have used unsecured wireless access from the road.

          problem i find is that the majority of networks are now secured.

          best luck is coffee shops, fast food, schools.

          so, if you see me on during the day, it's not because i'm home

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
            Or are you perhaps worried alliens are going to align your interests with hitler's first radio projection back in the thirties?
            No worries there brother. Already got the roof covered in tinfoil.

            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Wifi How Far???

              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
              Yes, that's exactly what I need. Take your laptop and walk around the neighborhood. Don't forget the measuring wheel so you can measure from your laptop to the router.

              J.C.
              I'd rather use the hilti laser tape

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                I'd rather use the hilti laser tape
                Sounds expensive.

                J.C.

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                • #9
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                  In the city, some people use their address as WiFi name. I can easily pick up signals 2 blocks away which is sometimes 500 feet or more. EVERY city block has an unsecured wifi signal

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                  • #10
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                    That's amazing to me for whatever reason. Maybe I should make a plumbing trade with my neighbor. Use their wifi for some repair. Hmmmmmmm

                    J.C.

                    (I do know a little about key counters & password protection)

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                      That's amazing to me for whatever reason. Maybe I should make a plumbing trade with my neighbor. Use their wifi for some repair. Hmmmmmmm

                      J.C.

                      (I do know a little about key counters & password protection)
                      I'm seeing a new level of Cheap.
                      Do you take home the paper coffee cups from McDonalds to wash and hang with the paper plates and towels?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                        I'm seeing a new level of Cheap.
                        Do you take home the paper coffee cups from McDonalds to wash and hang with the paper plates and towels?
                        Now you're giving me ideas!

                        Wonder what the "levels" of cheap are.....?

                        J.C.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Wifi How Far???

                          When I am in Utah I can pick up signals from the resort and/or a local diner from about a 1/4 mile away.

                          Mark
                          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                            When I am in Utah I can pick up signals from the resort and/or a local diner from about a 1/4 mile away.

                            Mark
                            Signals hitting us from everywhere.

                            You can drink all the red wine, eat organic vegetables, & taking a pomegranate enema-but these signals will probably be what gets us.

                            J.C.

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                            • #15
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                              I have a friend that bought a special antenna, reception has gone a tad further than a 1/2 mile, but it loaded real slowly. It was pricey but to him, well worth it. I might have to do the same thing, out there on the road. And I thought I was going this morning, but my trainer truck broke down. Now I'm sitting in the lobby for him to pick me up, whenever that may be.....
                              Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

                              http://www.contractorspub.com

                              A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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