Wi-Fi Predator, a DIY Long-range Wi-Fi Sniper

The Predator Wi-Fi SnooperThe Wi-Fi Predator is totally modded router that lets you grab free Internet from far away places and comes courtesy of the folks at i-Hacked. All it takes is a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 router, a high-powered HyperLink 2.4GHz 14.5 Yagi Antenna, a tripod, some custom firmware and a little technical know-how to reconstruct, thanks to the thorough documentation efforts of the i-Hacked crew.

On startup, the Predator begins scanning for open access points, testing them for Internet connectivity and determining the strongest signal. Once that signal is identified, it will create a connection that is under your control. The connection can be secured and protected as would any other Internet connection.

It is worth pointing out that there are potentially massive legal repercussions for the use of such technology, depending on where you live, and hogging someone else’s bandwidth is not really a nice thing to do, especially in countries which

The total price of building this most awesome looking contraption is around $150, but could be less depending on which of the parts you are able to scrounge. [i-Hacked via Hacked Gadgets]

 

About the author: C. S. Magor

 

C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and reporter at large for Uberreview and We Interrupt. He currently resides in a sleepy basin town in the Japanese countryside - where both his bank balance and the lack of space in his home are testament to his addiction to all things shiny.

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