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  1. #1
    Fred
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    http://www.amazon.com/High-Gain-Long-Rang-Alfa-9dBi-
    Mount/dp/B0038Q4AIG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294248541&sr=8-2

    Just dumped Cricket Aircard when my 5GB shrunk 50% to 2.5GB and they
    wanted $10 MORE, a 20% increase, for 5GB/mo. 5GB on a netbook is
    nothing. Screw cellular companies and this bull****. We've found a much
    better way.

    Open the Amazon webpage above and Welcome to high-powered wifi!

    This little cheap box stuck to the window of most any diner is simply
    uncanny! It has a 200mw (FCC measured, not ad hyped) wifi transceiver in
    it with a great receiver coupled to a REAL high gain omnidirectional
    antenna that's AWAY from all the RF racket of your
    netbook/notebook/laptop that scrambles the weak signals on the ****ty
    internal wifi behind the noisy LCD screen with its crappy power output
    and non-existant antenna.

    Great software comes with the little bugger that makes connection and
    antenna positioning for fastest throughput, miles faster than ****ty
    cellular "broadband", very easy to setup. You can still use your little
    internal wifi for local hotspot connectivity at home or if the place
    you're setup has free wifi inhouse. But, no problem if they don't. You
    can connect and USE anyone's wifi you can see from that diner
    window...and many you can't! It will connect to wifi hotspots way across
    the biggest parking lot, even to buildings you can't see!

    Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get TO
    it. Now you can....(c;] Waste $37 and give it a try. It won't work
    moving down the road, but it sure beats their ass on speed any place it
    finds even a weak signal....


    Aircards all suck....



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  2. #2
    Fred
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    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    Fred <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]
    74.209.131.13:

    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/High-Gain-Long-Rang-Alfa-9dBi-
    > Mount/dp/B0038Q4AIG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294248541&sr=8-2
    >
    >


    PS - Ubuntu and Ubuntu for Netbooks both recognize the Alfa USB adapter
    right out of the box without any external software. Just plugnplay and
    when you click up your wifi icon at the top you'll see BOTH the internal
    wifi and the Alfa card connecting simultaneously, which isn't gonna work!
    Just disconnect the internal card's connection and the Alfa card will be
    the connection used. I still haven't found a way to shut down the internal
    after Ubuntu Linux disabled all my Fn control keys, one of which did shut
    down my internal wifi radio, but no longer functions.

    Any Ubuntu gurus help greatly appreciated....(c;]



  3. #3

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    Fred <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get TO
    >it. Now you can....(c;] Waste $37 and give it a try. It won't work
    >moving down the road, but it sure beats their ass on speed any place it


    yeah I've been reading up on that little unit as well!

    might have to give it a go...



  4. #4

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    Fred <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get TO
    >it. Now you can....(c;] Waste $37 and give it a try. It won't work
    >moving down the road, but it sure beats their ass on speed any place it


    do you have he model with hi gain antenna? or regular
    antenna?



  5. #5
    Fred
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    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get
    >>TO it. Now you can....(c;] Waste $37 and give it a try. It won't
    >>work moving down the road, but it sure beats their ass on speed any
    >>place it

    >
    > do you have he model with hi gain antenna? or regular
    > antenna?
    >


    Both! The deal from Amazon includes the addon mounting bracket and the
    $10 9dbi antenna, in addition to the 5dbi antenna the unit is shipped
    with. All for $37.

    Used it several times, today, all the way across a huge shopping center
    parking lot in one place that had no wifi. Thanks, Chick-Fil-A for the
    signal!




  6. #6
    Fred
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    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get
    >>TO it. Now you can....(c;] Waste $37 and give it a try. It won't
    >>work moving down the road, but it sure beats their ass on speed any
    >>place it

    >
    > do you have he model with hi gain antenna? or regular
    > antenna?


    By the way, you can get the schematic and all the FCC measurement data on
    the 036NH here:

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/...bitReport.cfm?
    mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=730618
    &fcc_id=%27UQ2036NH%27

    Notice they measured 200mw, not 2000mw (which is illegal in the USA over
    1 watt). FCC approved because it was under 1 watt output. Full test
    report is on the various pieces with the full 036NH schematic...very
    nice.




  7. #7
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> This little cheap box stuck to the window of most any diner is simply
    >> uncanny! It has a 200mw (FCC measured, not ad hyped) wifi
    >> transceiver in it with a great receiver coupled to a REAL high gain
    >> omnidirectional antenna that's AWAY from all the RF racket of your
    >> netbook/notebook/laptop that scrambles the weak signals on the ****ty
    >> internal wifi behind the noisy LCD screen with its crappy power
    >> output and non-existant antenna.

    >
    > ...and is N only, whereby all the wifi signals near your "cheap diner"
    > are going to be b/g.
    >


    No it's not. works on b or g or n just fine.



  8. #8

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:43:09 +0000, Fred <[email protected]> wrote:

    >http://www.amazon.com/High-Gain-Long...4248541&sr=8-2
    >

    That looks ok but a half solution. If you really wanna leach wifi I am
    using something like this. Mine is a much older Engenius directional
    unit- an EOC=3220 Plus.

    It's really a strong solution. And it does your whole local network.
    $75. I am picking up networks up to 3 miles away, with the antenna
    stuck to a window with velcro.

    >http://www.amazon.com/Long-Range-Out...1&sr=1-2-fkmr0




  9. #9
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:43:09 +0000, Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>http://www.amazon.com/High-Gain-Long.../dp/B0038Q4AIG
    >>/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294248541&sr=8-2
    >>

    > That looks ok but a half solution. If you really wanna leach wifi I am
    > using something like this. Mine is a much older Engenius directional
    > unit- an EOC=3220 Plus.
    >
    > It's really a strong solution. And it does your whole local network.
    > $75. I am picking up networks up to 3 miles away, with the antenna
    > stuck to a window with velcro.
    >
    >>http://www.amazon.com/Long-Range-Out...larization/dp/
    >>B003KU145W/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294509071&sr=1-2-fkmr0

    >


    Nice unit but not quite as portable, right?



  10. #10
    Trevor Holyoak
    Guest

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    On 1/5/2011 10:43 AM, Fred wrote:

    > Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can get TO
    > it.


    I suppose that depends on where you live. Kind of like T-Mobile's "4G
    speed" network advertisements - my phone's capable of it, but I've never
    actually seen it.

    - Trevor



  11. #11
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    Trevor Holyoak <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On 1/5/2011 10:43 AM, Fred wrote:
    >
    >> Costs NOTHING to use. Free wifi is all over the place, IF you can
    >> get TO it.

    >
    > I suppose that depends on where you live. Kind of like T-Mobile's "4G
    > speed" network advertisements - my phone's capable of it, but I've
    > never actually seen it.
    >
    > - Trevor
    >


    My fav Pizza joint has Knology Cable free wifi. 12Mbps down, 3 Mbps
    up...no charge. I've been promoted to "systems operator" because I knew
    how to logon to the Cisco router and put the pizza joint's name in
    SSID....(c;] Two weeks ago, I logged into it and did a firmware upgrade
    for lunch. It's the fastest public wifi in Charleston, SC. A piece of
    tin foil stuck to the wall behind the router antenna put a stop to the
    neighborhood behind the restaurant using it for their home internet
    service after I found them in the log. I also lowered the signal by
    burying the antenna behind the equipment so it barely makes it to the
    edge of the parking lot, reducing the traffic load so only the customers
    can hit it.

    12Mbps isn't peak speed.....it's solid! Great little place to have a
    pizza and system update on your portables.....(c;]
    Nothing is throttled, blocked, slowed down or other Verizon nonsense on
    Knology....anywhere in their system. Fantastic ISP at my home on this
    message. Knology includes 10 simultaneous ports with no throttling or GB
    limits on usenetserver.com.....even at the pizza shop! Drop in, download
    some new movies or music from usenetserver to play in the car. Plug in
    your uncrapped MP3 player that DOESN'T use iTunes or some other crapware
    and load MP3s to it like an external hard drive straight from your usenet
    NNTP client. I use Grabit from shemes.com for usenet binaries. Works
    great at pizza shop.....all free to the customers.

    Verizon can kiss my ass.....



  12. #12
    The Ghost of General Lee
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    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    On Sat, 05 Feb 2011 15:31:11 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> My fav Pizza joint has Knology Cable free wifi.

    >
    >Here we go again with your Knology Cable crap.
    >
    >No one cares what the local cable is branded. It doesn't make one bit
    >of different. No one gives a **** about Knology Cable.


    Apparently, very few can enjoy the speeds Larry alleges.

    Per http://www.knology.com/page/internet

    "Knology Internet speeds of 12Mbps downstream/2Mbps upstream*

    *Currently available in Huntsville, AL Augusta, GA Panama City,
    FL and Charleston, SC."

    Hardly what I'd call big market cities. It's obvious they're far from
    supporting that speed system-wide. And speaking of their system,
    unless you live in one of the following areas, you aren't going to get
    Knology anyway. Not much of a system. IMO.

    Dothan, AL
    Huntsville, AL
    Montgomery, AL
    Valley, AL
    Panama City, FL
    Pinellas County, FL
    Augusta, GA
    Columbus, GA
    Lawrence, KS
    Charleston, SC
    Rapid City, SD
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Knoxville, TN




  13. #13
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    On 2/6/2011 10:05 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:

    > Ironically, you seem to spend half your time trying to leech free-WiFi
    > from half-way across town, and apparently the other half stopping others
    > from doing the same?


    Well stated Todd!



  14. #14

    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    On Sun, 09 Jan 2011 07:20:11 +0000, Fred <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Nice unit but not quite as portable, right?

    It's not a portable solution.
    But it is a strong solution.



  15. #15
    Larry Mobile
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    Re: Fed up with Aircard cellular data nonsense? Got $37?

    "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Sun, 09 Jan 2011 07:20:11 +0000, Fred <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Nice unit but not quite as portable, right?

    > It's not a portable solution.
    > But it is a strong solution.
    >


    What's not "portable"? It weighs 2 oz and uses a mini/A USB cable to the
    netbook. I'm using it in a restaurant typing this....to a hotel 1/4 mile
    away!



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