A new world record has been set for 5GHz Wi-Fi transmission distance. One group was based in Italy and one in Sardinia, at a distance of 188.89 miles. The record was broken by the Italian Center for Radio Activities and Ubiquiti Networks, which provided some of the necessary gadgets.
The connection maintained a transfer rate of 5Mbps, by using Ubiquiti's XtremeRange5 High-Power Carrier Class mini-PCI radio module, and some parabolic antennas. [Gizmag]