Ok, so this post is a bit late ( several months late) as i finished my project and i’m currently in 5th semester. Not too many details, because the posts purpose is to be short.
The idea is simple – i want to be able to communicate wirelessly over a distance of over 150m using an own-built wireless booster – the cantenna. The system overview is even simpler:
- pea cans ( choose according to diameter – choose diameter according to requirements)
- copper cable
- wireless adapter
- N-Type Female Panel-Mount Connector
- RP-SMA to N-Type Pigtail cable
In order to build the cantenna, the user must set up a goal. For instance i want my cantenna to reach a distance of 2km. Ok. According to that we will choose the cans diameter and position the copper wire after some specific calculations. My goal of over 150m was achieved – i managed to get a steady ping and a laggy video connection with the classroom at the presentation.
This project has proven to be quite interesting. I have created my own wireless booster and i have learned a lot about wireless communication. A good resource on that is a book named Wireless Networking in the Developing World , check out the refferences for download.