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What needs to be considered?

Which type of antenna(only self-made or reused parts, for example satellite dish) is the best for a long range, high throughput WiFi? How to calculate Antenna size and shape? Which characteristics of the WiFi Module play a role for this application?

Long-Range WiFi for LOS.

You can share also any results of your own application.

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A 2.4Ghz parabolic dishes reflect into/from a 12.5cm yagi pointed at the centre. I suppose you could be flexible with the dish diameter, but the yagi must be correctly made ( with reflector and director ), and you can't expect good results long-range with a yagi shorter than one full wavelength. If you are in an area with much traffic on 2.4GHz, use 5GHz instead. Ubiquiti networks used to sell pretty good cards for long-range links, but I suppose you can get by with some Alfa USB cards on the endpoints. Remember to use coax for antenna cables. If you are truly serious about DIY: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WkXsS-kTtPo http://www.instructables.com/id/Wifi-Signal-Strainer-WokFi/ http://lifehacker.com/5053796/boost-your-wi-fi-signal-with-cooking-strainer Try to keep endpoints using identical operating systems. Tomato *WRT, whichever is most effective.

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  • $\begingroup$ Should mention that I get 80-90mbit/s on 5G in a place where 2.4G only (not any hybrid mode) yields 15-25mbit/s. $\endgroup$ – user400344 Sep 7 '16 at 1:10

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