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What is the best way to setup a long range pineapple? I've been noticing that my home router far out powers my pineapple even with a smaller antenna. I'm under the impression that I need to buy a wifi booster to increase the range.

http://www.amazon.com/Alfa-designed-increase-performance-Bluetooth/dp/B002BFOCO2/ref=sr_1_66?ie=UTF8&qid=1346637217&sr=8-66&keywords=wifi+booster

Any ideas?

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I currently use a 1 watt from L-Com with the pineapple :

http://www.l-com.com...ry.aspx?id=2021

In my day job I have used these in a 24/7 environment in the Arizona heat / sun and they are rock solid. That all said they are expensive....

Which one specifically do you use? And which one specifically do you recommend I use for the pineapple?

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I personally use this one:

http://www.l-com.com...m.aspx?id=20071

For my job I used the one below to shoot 2.4GHz over 30 miles, we had line of sight and high gain antennas but we had to worry about curvature of the earth...

http://www.l-com.com...m.aspx?id=22139

Again I know they are quality products but they are expensive.

I don't want to destroy myself lol...... I'm looking for about 100-200feet

(whatever a regular router distance is)

I'm trying to do this on campus but the pineapple doesn't reach far enough.

(P.S.... 30 miles, how do you get responses from the client that far? You can broadcast 30 miles but you can't receive 30 miles.)

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I don't want to destroy myself lol...... I'm looking for about 100-200feet

(whatever a regular router distance is)

I'm trying to do this on campus but the pineapple doesn't reach far enough.

(P.S.... 30 miles, how do you get responses from the client that far? You can broadcast 30 miles but you can't receive 30 miles.)

The 30 miles was a point to point bridge over 2.4GHz, not a pineapple =)

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Whoa, one of those said 3 watts is this legal in the us?

When we purchased this for our 30+ mile install we had to jump through a lot of hoops to get it, however I have seen them available on ebay. Again these are 100% duty cycle amps not the cheap small ones you find on ebay.

Again this may not be right for the application, all I can say is that in my application I have it connected to my router in my house paired with a 5DB antenna and it covers all the houses in my culdesac ++.

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If you look at the radiation pattern of high gain antennas you will see they are like a pancake not a donut. From experience I can tell you that for the best coverage higher power and a lower db antenna is the way to go. I really like the 5db antenna that comes with the pineapple, if you want to go with a bigger one (9db+) try and keep it at the height the connecting devices will be at or its less useful.

http://4.bp.blogspot...attern copy.jpg

The higher the db gain the thinner the vertical lobes get, making dead spots above and below the pancake shaped vertical lobes.

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