Longest Wi-Fi connection (ground level)
Ben Corrado, Andy Meng, Justin Rigling
United States (Las Vegas)
In July 2004 Ben Corrado, Andy Meng and Justin Rigling (all USA) achieved Wi-Fi wireless communication between two computers some 88.6 km (55.1 miles) apart in the desert outside Las Vegas (USA). They achieved this distance using home-made antennae and using the 802.11b wireless protocol. Their attempt made them the 2004 winners of the DefCon Annual DefCon Wi-Fi Shootout.