[GLLUG] article on pringles can WLAN hacking
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 10:40:58 -0400
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." --Albert Einstein on radio
From: Brian Hoort [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 10:17 AM
To: GLLUG Post
Subject: [GLLUG] article on pringles can WLAN hacking
WLAN - Snacking & Hacking
Now that the Pringles can antenna has become a de rigueur accessory for the
wireless LAN hacker about town, Unstrung wondered what other everyday items
are being used to boost the range of the humble 802.11b card.
Among the offerings we found on the web that we liked were a cake tin and a
milk carton . Held together with sticky-back plastic and a good deal of
ingenuity, these home-brew antennas can boost the range of their wireless
LAN way beyond the 100 meters laid down in the WiFi specification for very
little cash, according to their creators, most of whom seem to be involved
in community WLAN access projects.
So the question is, has any reader found anything weirder? Keep 'em peeled:
That loner guy in your building who has started putting trash can lids in
his window and jello molds on the roof might just be your friendly
neighborhood "freenet" provider.
- Dan Jones, Senior Editor, Unstrung
(yanked from http://www.unstrung.com/document.asp?doc_id=16666)
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