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    range of Wifi

    Ive googled this but I couldnt find any solid info on this, whats the range of Wifi? I had a strange thing happen today, I left to go to the store (about 3 miles away) and I still had the wifi from home. I even double checked to see if it was my wifi or a bug that auto linked me to a close by wifi. I was even able to use Gmote lol. strange huh? wonder how far I could have gone. anyone else every get that type of range from there wifi??
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    it varies. that is pretty weird, typically personal wifi is just like around your house, sometimes your neighbors can pick it up, usually protected by WEP. you must have the type they use in like a mall where you get wifi.
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    The FCC is looking for you.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cb2000a View Post
    The FCC is looking for you.....
    lol

    Its nothing great. just a normal Linksys 2.4 Ghz. I just tried to find out the max it will go and it ended up cutting out around 3.5 miles give or take. (using a trip metter on my car) wtf is going on? lol its never done this before. its kinda freaking me out b/c if this is correct, the range of my wifi is covering a few 100 ppl in that type of range. out of a few 100 your bound to get 1 that wants to mess with your stuff =) gona unplug it for a while and hope it goes away. I dont want or need that type or range
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    Wow that's crazy. Were you connected on 802.11n? Although I don't think even that has the range to cover a mile let alone 3.5
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    N is spec'ed at 850ft...3 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    N is spec'ed at 850ft...3 miles?
    give or take. ya heh. it went away though, I pulled the plug, gave it a few, now it drops a few houses down. I have no clue what it was about and cant find any info online about someone else getting something like this happening to them
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    you were most likely just on 3g and the icon and information had not refreshed itself making it look like you were still on wifi.

    any router for the home your extremely lucky to get past the neighbors house with it still working.
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    lol your 3 miles is insane. that's like 22nd century stuff,
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    Are you using something like locale and a cell tower to detect your location and setting wifi on?
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