airman_dopey Posted October 13, 2012 Share Posted October 13, 2012 Hey guys, Been a fan of the show for a while and finally decided to start learning by doing. I picked up the ALFA 036H with the 7DBi panel antenna and started having a blast. With neighbor's permission I started branching out only to find that the panel antenna was just not good enough to get further than my immediate neighbor's house (and barely that far at that). So I saw the Yagi antenna on the show and decided to buy one. I ended up waiting 2 weeks to get this: http://dx.com/p/2-4ghz-100w-18dbi-directional-high-gain-18-unit-antenna-for-wifi-wireless-network-sma-34759?item=3 and mount it to the Vanguard tripod mentioned elsewhere in the forums. I figured it would work well with the shorter cable and higher gain. Low and behold, it shows up and I get a WORSE signal than with the Alfa Panel antenna. My question is this: am I doing something fundamentally wrong here or did I just buy a crap antenna? If the later, do you have any suggestions for a GOOD Yagi antenna, or will the hakshop be getting any more of the antennas in? I'm not concerned with spending the money if I get quality, but I had heard nothing but good things from dealextreme (minus the shipping time). Thank you for anyone willing to help me out. In the meantime I'm going to keep searching. =) -James Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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