@thegibson let's keep her.
... waste the dude.
@thegibson I am curious not only about the antenna, but also which keyboard you're using.
2.4 YAGi, with Alfa 36NH adapter. For when you need to reach out and packet inject someone. I printed and added the pistol grip.
The keyboard it a koolertron split... because I'm too cheap for an ergodox.
@thegibson When you need to inject a packet and look good doing it. (Jason mask not included.)
RAISE YOUR HORNS
RAISE THEM UP TO THE SKY!
and here I though I was the only one. :)
@m4iler you need a pistolgrip... it's very nice.
Which adapter is that?
@TheGibson Antenna is some no-name yagi.
Card is the AWUS036NHA
@TheGibson But I'd love me a parabolic antenna, to get a closer look at the connections my ISP is getting (I'm an over-the-air kinda guy)
@thegibson Is that a patent drawing of a Les Paul on your wall?
@lroop it is.
what am I looking at?
Also, do you have schematics and instructions?
That reminds me... Do you know if there's a similar gadget I can use to amplify my cellphone reception? It's awful at the job
I've seen "antenna amplifiers" advertised online, but everything makes me suspect they're just scams.
@rick_777 antenna amplifiers are bullshit.
You'd have to bring the signal to you... cellphone generally don't have a replaceable antenna....
But if I could open the cellphone, would there be a way?
Depends on the connectors inside, and the radio's power capabilities.
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To do it properly, you need a Bi-Directional Amplifier and they are fickle beasts. They have a tendency to cause more problems than they solve, when not properly installed (ie: using expensive radio gear).
You have to isolate the uplink (to/from the tower) and the downlink (to/from your phone) from each other, because they're operating on the same frequencies. Typically this is done by placing one outside and one inside, and then adjusting the gain of the system so it doesn't feed back.
They're a pain for a tech to align because you have to inject signals into the same port that it's transmitting on (same antenna for TX and RX), so you've got to take extra care not to blow the front end out of your $10s/100sK test equipment.
You also have to be mindful of things on the same band, such as public safety radio systems. There are a LOT of stories of issues with public safety radio systems that were caused by improperly installed/malfunctioning BDAs that were purchased off the internet.
If you really wanted to go that route, you'd want a professional and be prepared to shell out tons of cash.
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@rick_777 @thegibson Maybe? But probably not. Opening your average phone is a non-trivial exercise, with a decent chance to break something (I destroyed the video connector on mine while trying to change the battery, totaled the phone).
If you do find a connector (which I doubt), it's going to be minuscule. Any adapter cable is going to be a very, very tiny piece of coax, which will just make it easier to break. Plus if it gets caught on something and yanks out, is it going to destroy your antenna connector, rendering the international antenna unusable too?
2.4 ghz yagi wifi antenna hooked to an alfa adapter capable of packet injection.
Basically, spoof networks in a wide area to pentest and harvest crednetials.
I can make a parts list... about $60 US.
@TheGibson looks like you just did
@TheGibson how is the gain on the antenna? I once bought the same one on eBay and apparently when you do the math the antenna isn't optimal for the frequency of 2.4GHz..
@lx It is definitely getting me a bit of gain... I momentarily had a little over 1km distance... which is WAY better than the default antennas...
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.