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Andy's a HoboTraveler.com Review of Cantenna
I was given a Cantenna by the website or Jason at
Cantenna.com so I cannot say that my
opinion is without bias, but it will be honest.
I received this on May
20th of 2004
- London note: When I was in London there was a boy that said my
device was illegal in some countrie, he was from Australia.
- Bangkok June 10, 2004
I tried to use in Hotel, there is a peer to peer that my normal wireless
recognizes but does not allow free access, my Cantenna does not find
anything, I will try to go on the roof soon to try. Note that this is an
awkward set-up and not really mobile. I am trying to set this up on a
sink, a wall, a chair and very bad areas. Not a simple task.
- BANGKOK, THAILAND June 9, 2004
I filled my Cantenna with socks and underwear and wedge them into the
can so I could pack this inside my backpack. This protected my Cantenna,
but then there is the use problem, when traveling I go to places like
airports and business areas along the way, it would be really nice to
access the internet with luck in some of the place where I have had
layovers or in business areas. So far Logan Airport, in Boston and
Frankfurt Airport in Germany did not allow me to connect for free.
But if I wish to connect the Cantenna is now packed away so well, that I
could not try to use the antenna.
- GERMANY - Small village by the name of Seitingen, I have a signal
showing up without the Cantenna, but when I use the Cantenna I do not
find the signal, I do not understand.
- INSTALL BUFFALO PCMIA - I installed or tried to install my second
computer Compaq Presario the Buffalo Wireless adapter would not connect
and I finally stopped as it was harming my computer. I have it on my new
- LONDON - I picked up 2 signals from my dorm room in the Barmy
Badger, but could not access from inside the building, I tried in the
basement which had a window toward the front, concrete is a real problem
and most of the world has concrete walls, while the USA has very view. I
received a signal from the front steps of the Barmy Badger for free.
- BOSTON - I was able to connect to my friends Gary's computer with no
- The plastic lid is basically worthless as it come off and should be
screwed on, the top rim should be of hard metal to hold the shape, as
this is more like a can than a tube.
- I tried to pack in my backpack and realized soon that this can was
fragile, the solution I developed was to pack inside the can lots of
socks or paper to protect, it still gets very dented. I am not sure how
that affects the signal.
IF you send me a product I will review.