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Berlin-based designer and developer. Check out OpenEars, my shared-source iOS library for implementing round-trip English language speech recognition and text-to-speech on the iPhone and iPad, which uses the CMU Pocketsphinx, CMU Flite libraries and CMUCLMTK libraries.

Also check out SpeexKit, a framework for easy integration of the Speex codec in your iPhone or iPad app: http://www.politepix.com/speexkit


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revised Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
Removed the parenthetical that was identified as being off-topic.
Dec
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comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
"If you want a fully engineered design with specific model numbers" I asked for types of antenna. I guess this is impossible due to the large amount of variability in clear line-of-sight 25m distances that already get 18mb/s, but I was hoping someone would say something like "directional yagi 19dbi gain on both ends should improve things, here's how you can check their weatherproofness rating".
Dec
12
comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
The reason that I didn't think you read my question is that you restated as your answer a comment from someone who couldn't have possibly read it. It was surprising to me that as a mod, your interest was in bolstering the authority of that comment. Zoredache's first comment is a clanger as is the one that was deleted, sorry. Your last comment is an answer to the question I asked: that it is out of scope and that there are too many unknown environmental factors for someone here to know. That's unexpected (aren't there ready-made commercial antenna designs?) but it's an answer, so thank you.
Dec
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comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
Even if I wanted a new 802.11n network, which isn't a big priority, why would I want to invest in that and then use it over a known-funky link which degrades its performance? If I have 802.11n, I also would like the full benefits of that network, not whatever bandwidth happens to get to the second building with an not-that-directional antenna. What is so out-of-bounds/bothersome about asking Server Fault for the antenna design that is the best match for this situation?
Dec
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comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
I guess I don't really understand why your and Joel's answer to "what is the correct kind of antenna type for this situation" is "you really need to first put a proper directional antenna on both ends of your system". I am trying to improve one link, not an entire network, which is line of sight and currently known to be badly designed. I am asking a very specific question and I have the impression that despite your mutual upvoting, you and Joel and Zoredache didn't read the title or the content of the question.
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comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
Not clear why using the correct antenna for this application qualifies as playing around. Why would I want to get more expensive gear and use it across a known-problematic link? Doesn't 802.11n have less range than 802.11g?
Dec
11
comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
My question is about what kind of outdoor antenna. I don't have an appropriate outdoor antenna for either router and I'm asking what the correct form factor for this application is.
Dec
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comment Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
No, the box acting as the client bridge doesn't rebroadcast, it only forwards the connection to a wired LAN in the downstairs building. It doesn't serve local clients wirelessly, local clients all connect to the wired LAN that connects to the client bridge via a wired connection. The upstairs AP does have two radios because it connects to the client bridge and serves local clients near to it.
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asked Correct antenna types for 802.11g wifi point to point network link
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