Definitions

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  • n. A directional waveguide antenna for long-range Wi-Fi, made from an open-ended metal can.

Etymologies

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Blend of can and antenna

Examples

  • Well, we are and you're going to see that come in the fourth quarter with the -- what we now call the cantenna, which is not a commercial name obviously, but it's the antenna that we actually try with DirecTV, which was extremely successful.

  • But if u have external antenna - u can make a "cantenna" for it check google..

    How to Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal

  • Anyway I ask because I have been unable to hitch up a directional "cantenna" to my iBook.

    Wireless Hotspot Open Now at Jeff. Mad. Library at cvillenews.com

  • Ideally, you would use a cantenna or a high performance parabolic antenna to authoritatively distance yourself from any surveillance cameras that are likely saturating your local coffee shop or other business that provides free Internet access.

    Memex

  • So if you look at a MiFi card or a dongle, this is very, very efficient, way above those to 2 devices, which is why it's critical to have that bundle with that cantenna.

  • With my Heathkit 50 ohm cantenna in the SWR position it reads zero SWR as it should.

    eHam.net News

  • I am trying to make a pringles cantenna I'm using the parts listed on this website

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • (See the last page of photos at the bottom: the French Pringles cantenna or beef stew / instant coffee can equivalent uses a Lipton tea container.) [link via

    Wi-Fi Networking News

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  • "Okay, the Pringles cantenna has let us patch in to the WiFi network across the road."

    August 27, 2008