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What sort of antenna works best for wardriving?

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What sort of antenna works best for wardriving?

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You want some sort of omnidirectional vertical antenna, ideally one that can be mounted on the roof of your vehicle. Again, an external antenna is optional: You can wardrive with no better antenna than the one on the end of your Wi-Fi PC card. Such antennas are poor to begin with, and when they’re inside the vehicle the metal structure of the vehicle shields them from AP signals to some extent. You will gather a lot more stations using an external antenna. In my own tests, a roof mounted omni antenna increases the numbers of stations sensed by at least 50%, and in some cases 100%, over a PC card’s built-in antenna. The antenna I use is quite popular: FAB Corp’s 5 dBi omnidirectional mag-mount, shown at left. The assembly rests on a magnetic disk that sticks to the (metallic) roof of your vehicle, with a length of low-loss coax to take signal to your WI-Fi adapter inside the car. FAB has the same antenna on an NMO connector, in case you’re willing to drill the roof of your vehicle for a

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