satellite dish and wifi

WHATAGOAL1

WHATAGOAL1

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2.4, 1.8channelmaster, tm5402, tech1500, db920
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Leic
there are on internet, tales of people setting up a sat dish, modifying the lnb and logging on to a public wifi upto 3 miles away. Is this feasible?
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Perfectly feasible, 2.4GHz band is just a smidgen above S-Band.

(Get the biggest one you can that can track horizontally :D )

4.5 Meter Dish Project
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
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My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
..I'll post up a photo of my 'Cantenna ' when I get home ..
'Tis a thing of beauty ...and better than a pringles tube..
lol
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Messages
10,918
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Never tried it on a dish tho' ..
perhaps I should..
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Terryl

Terryl

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My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
I have successfully used two BUD's (ten foot "C" band dish) for a WIFI connection at ten miles between the two.

Both had good elevations (both were located on hill sides) and had direct line of sight to each other.

LNB's were removed and small WIFI antennas were used and boosters were installed inside the protective cover for the LNB, once lined up the WIFI signals were flawless and error free.
BUD WIFI 001A.jpg BUD WIFI 003A.jpgBUD WIFI 005A.jpg

The first photo is the antenna and it's USB 2.0 WIFI 2000 mW adapter, the second one is the enclosure for the antenna and the USB inter face, the third is how it was mounted.

The USB WIFI interface was powered by a simple 2 port USB hub, then that was fed into a USB to CAT5 and POE converter, the CAT5 cable ran back into the house and was connected to the other end of the CAT5 to USB interface.

All that was needed was a PC at one end and a PC with internet port sharing setup to the router at the other.
 
PaulR

PaulR

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
A friend of mine who has several cameras set up around Wirral used to (possibly still does) send a Wi-Fi signal over to Hilbre Island, distance of about three miles.
 
Terryl

Terryl

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My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
You also need to remember that it is a two way street, you may be able to pick up that WIFI signal but can your little 200 mW signal get back to it?

If you go and attach the antenna to your computers WIFI card with coax longer then ten feet you will suffer tremendous signal loss as most WIFI signals at 2.5 GHz have problems with standard coax, that is why I went to the WIFI USB interface, the coax used in my project was about a foot long.

Most home brew antennas do not provide signal gain to compensate for the coax loss at 2.5 GHz.

The better WIFI antennas now have the WIFI interface located right at the antenna it's self, my internet service uses a 5 GHz antenna with the active stuff right at the antenna, then all is run down CAT6 to a POE device that has a LAN connection on it, works great, signal path is about 4.5 miles to the repeater.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
re. Your final paragraph, I have a similar system, which relies upon Fixed Wireless Access at 5GHz.

Each connected Community or Outpost has a volunteer host with a small dish with a range of tens of
km to/from the nearest Base Station and then the signal is further distributed over shorter ranges to other local users.

The base stations are connected ultimately to the Virgin Fibre Network.

It's cheap, it's fast and it's a rapidly growing architecture for rural areas of the UK and many other European Countries. No doubt it's used throughout the World, to some extent.

No need whatsoever to have an old fashioned telephone "line, either, as VOIP does the job better and far cheaper.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
No need whatsoever to have an old fashioned telephone "line, either, as VOIP does the job better and far cheaper.
Unless there is a major power outage. Copper will still provide for the dog and bone.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
True, but then I'd just blow the cobwebs off my ancient Mobile.

Have spent the princely sum of £7.56 on VOIP calls in fifteen months, plus £2.40 per month for Hosting of my old BT number after Porting.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Unless things have changed in the last five years, mobile masts will not work without power (they were always off when I was with T-Mobile during blackouts).
 
Terryl

Terryl

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,704
My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Unless things have changed in the last five years, mobile masts will not work without power (they were always off when I was with T-Mobile during blackouts).

This is where a good UPS system come into play, power goes out and your still up and running.

I have one with a 4 day battery reserve on my server.

And two inside, one for the main PC and one for the entertainment system, (bigger one) power goes out and I can still finish up that movie before it's bed time.
 
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