anyone using wifi? dish Antenna discussion (1 Viewer)

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e39dream

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Nov 18, 2008
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hi-

I'm sure some of you have seen the tutorials online about converting an old primestar dish into a wifi antenna. Was just wondering if anyone here had a similar setup and wanted to discuss.

I currently have what is supposed to be a 15dbi grid antenna and am about 300-400 feet from the access point. I'm getting very weak signals and I want to make a better antenna.

Once in awhile I get a good signal and I can enjoy things like youtube, mtv online etc. I want to build something that improves the signal enough to enjoy these sites at any time, not just when conditions are just right.

I will also use this thread to document my progress should anyone else find this interesting.

Now that I am looking at this site I want to setup a non subscription satellite system too :)

I have a primestar dish, but just the dish itself, no mount or other hardware.
 
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e39dream

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also if anyone has any old primestar stuff laying around such as an LNB pole or mounting kit let me know. I tried to make a post in the classifieds but it wont let me.
 

e39dream

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after a little searching this site and google I have some good info and scored some parts.

The primestar dish I have is a channel master 75e. I was able to find 2/3 of the hardware I need to get it mounted here: https://impaktproducts.com/Dish-Parts-and-Accessories-p-1-c-296.html

I have no affiliation with that site, just wanted to share as it took me about 2 hours of digging to ID my dish and find a source for parts.

I picked up a LNB support arm and 2.5" mount/pipe for it for just over 40 bucks. I still need the part that mounts the dish to the pole. I may have to fab something up, but I would like to have the factory piece as it appears there is an adjustment there.

I figure another $20-40 in materials and I should have everything I need.
 
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