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New World Record for Wi-Fi

New World Record for Wi-Fi
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From RW's sister publication TV Technology:
What do you think the maximum link distance is for communication between two consumer-grade 32-milliwatt Orinoco Gold USB Wi-FI adapters? A thousand feet? Maybe a mile?
How about 55.1 miles? Three teenage ham radio operators, Andy Meng, Justin Rigling and Ben Corrado, from Ohio took the top spot in the 2nd Annual Defcon Wi-Fi Shootout Contest in both the amplified and unamplified class after demonstrating a link of 55.1 miles. While not a new record for links using external amplifiers, it appears this is a new world record for unamplified Wi-Fi devices. The antennas, as you may suspect, gave the Ohio team the edge. The USB adapters were mounted at the focal point of two surplus 9.5-foot satellite dishes!
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