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Q: wireless connectivity 802.11 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: wireless connectivity 802.11
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: digitaldivider-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Feb 2003 15:13 PST
Expires: 17 Mar 2003 15:13 PST
Question ID: 161855
What product do I use in order to get 802.11 a or b to communicate
1100-1200 feet over a clear field?

Request for Question Clarification by rmn-ga on 15 Feb 2003 15:55 PST
Do you have any cost restrictions, or other requirements (i.e. this
product must be simple enough for the home user to install)?  I have
located a company that makes 802.11b wireless outdoor antennas that
would suit your needs, would links to the company's site be

Clarification of Question by digitaldivider-ga on 15 Feb 2003 17:02 PST
My only requirement is security... So I'll need to be the able to run
the connection thru a VPN, but I don't believe that would be a
function of the antenna.
Subject: Re: wireless connectivity 802.11
Answered By: rmn-ga on 15 Feb 2003 17:38 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi digitaldivider,

The product you are looking for is the UNIPOP and an 802.11b
compatible antenna manufactured by a company called Young Design, Inc
(YDI).  Their UNIPOP unit functions as a wireless access point, while
the antenna will spread your signal out over a large area (such as a
field).  Provided that you set your WIPOP unit and your computer to
send encrypted signals, security should not be a problem.

You may view the UNIPOP unit here:

"UNIPOP Economy Version"

YDI also offers a large selection of 802.11b antennas - the specific
one you choose would depend on the location of the antenna and the
field itself.  You may view the antennas here:

"2.4 GHz Antennas"

I was familiar with the company from a previous question I answered,
and happen to remember the site.  You may view the original question

I hope this information is of assistance to you.  If you have any
questions or need any additional information, please let me know.

digitaldivider-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Answer was quick, great follow up, and addressed the question well.

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