Triconick

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Triconick wrote

Update: due to bad weather on the east coast usa, i have not been able to go out looking for a sat dish, also there is a huge hurricane coming so there will be delays in the build. Hopefully my house wont float away.

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Triconick wrote

Thank you sudo! I have been doing some research myself and so far you are very correct about the dish needing to be attenuated to the 2.4ghz. From my understanding, most will "work" but for the best results you will need one that is attenuated for 2.4ghz. I am going to start looking in my local junk yards Monday to see if i can find some cheep ones and start testing. I will keep you guys updated as I go.

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Triconick wrote (edited )

Okay, so I have been looking for the original video from Hak5 (Hak5.org is a internet tv show that started in 2005) I can't find it, i have been looking for the past 2 days...any way from what i can remember, they were doing tests with picking up wifi from a moving car and then pointed the thing at a grain silo and was able to pickup the wifi single coming from the top of it. They were using backtrack linux (Now know as kail linux) with the aircrack-ng suite software.

Anyway here is a video that shows off what i am talking about, but its very cringy (low quality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te97FzUItaI

Also this might help show you what i am talking about...

https://i.redd.it/2ts25n8zdok11.png

EDIT: added this: After some thinking, one could build a box with DC motor inside that could be used to rotate the dish. That way one could nail it to a tree and then remotely "dial in" for best signal results. I illustrated this in fig. A

Fig B. I live in the woods (kinda), and all around the perimeter of the woods are houses. (Note: The woods is not a circle, just used as a example) The idea is no one goes into the woods let alone is looking in a tree for a satellite dish.

Fig C. Just how i would think I would have it all setup, looks easy on paper. The only issue with this setup is that the server would have to have a different NIC for each satellite dish input.

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Triconick wrote (edited )

Hmmm...shit I have seem to made an error, so your saying that a regular house modem will not have enough "horsepower" to send the data back to the dish array, even though i would be able to pick it up with the array?

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Triconick wrote

Sorry, I must not have conveyed the idea correctly, where i live there is woods, alot of it. the houses are on the wood line. The dishes have a nice range (about a mile, could be more if conditions are right), i would simply find a nice tall tree, climb a ladder and nail the thing to the tree. No one goes into the woods, and especially not looking up in the trees for such things.

Now in terms of a city, or a very suburb type area you would have to put one or more on your roof and just point them at the source of the open wifi. The main idea here is that since its long range, you don't have to put it close to the source, so it would be harder to see.

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Triconick wrote

To your first question: From what I can see from build guides on the internet, It is very simple, and there are different ways of doing it. (One way is to use a usb wifi adapter, the other way is to "replace" one of the wifi antennas on a linksys wifi router. [ the antennas unscrew on linksys router and you can use a coax cable ] ) Also where i live (East coast USA [Small Town America kinda] If some one has a open wifi network, they are really not that tech savy, and they never check use or bandwidth or would know how.

I have not herd of a mesh network, but i will do some googleing, and no i have not heard of Freifunk, whats that?

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Triconick wrote

I basically pirate everything.

Music: Yep, never once paid for music. TV Shows: You bet, I have a nice collection of shows that i like to watch. Movies: I have never once paid for a movie. Books: Not a fan of Ebooks or audio books, i like a hard copy. Video Games: This is a tough one, normally i do not have the funds to buy games so i pirate them (most of the games i play i pirate) BUT i do pay for games i really like or games that are 99% multiplayer (cs:go, cod, ect) I will buy when i have the money.

Basically almost everything on my HDD is pirated, even my copy of windows. Mostly this is due to lack of funds. But at the same time its so nice to be able to just download all the seasons of a show, copy it to the media server and enjoy on any device in my house. I can't see trying to rip over 100+ episodes of a show from DVDs to be put on a media server. I feel like that would take a very long time....