802.11b Homebrew Antenna Shootout - 2/14/2modified 2/16/2:
posted noise measurements in response to slashdot comment.
Test MethodologyThe Linksys WAP11 access point was 1120' from the test antennas. I'm tired and I'm going to bed. I'll add more soon.
All numbers are in dBm as reported by the Orinoco Client Manager software's Site Monitor. Lower numbers are better. Power doubles for every 3 dBm increase.Built in Orinoco Card Antenna
Lucent/Agere/Orinoco "Range Extender" Antenna
Flickenger Style Pringles Antenna
Rehm Modified Pringles Antenna
Flickenger Coffee Can Antenna
Rehm Modifed Coffee Can Antenna
Hunt's Pasta Sauce Can Antenna
Nalley "Big Chunk" Beef Stew Can Antenna