[RFI] Getting WiFi Upstairs

EDWARDS, EDDIE J eedwards at oppd.com
Thu Oct 9 08:43:52 EDT 2003

Check with wither Andrew or RFS (cablewave).  Andrew's leaky coax is
called radiax (their regular cable is heliax).  RFS calls it Radiaflex.

Check out: 

Before going to all the trouble to install radiax, I'd check with the
WiFi vendor if they make remote antenna systems to remote coverage.
Unless that's what the patch antenna was.

 de ed -K0iL

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Rosenberg [mailto:wd3q at erols.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 12:42 AM
To: rfi at contesting.com; pvrc-request at mailman.qth.net
Subject: [RFI] Getting WiFi Upstairs

My 70+ year-old plaster and lathing house is seriously confining my 
(D-Link) WiFi network to the basement and the room just above the Acess 
Point.  I added a 6 dBi patch antenna, but it seems to have done little 
good.  My goal is to reach from the rear of the basement to the second 
floor front room.

A friend suggested "leaky coax" as an alternative. Not knowing much (if 
anything) about the subject, I'm coming here for some advice on how to 
a) get the signal up from the basement, and b) what impact I might see 
on my HF reception -- I've not noticed anything so far, with the WiFi 
AP about 3 feet from the HF rig.

As always, thanks in advance,

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC 

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