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Author Topic: Extension of WiFi  (Read 4176 times)
KG9H
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« on: March 01, 2014, 10:13:34 AM »

Anyone have any idea on how to extend a WiFi hotspot to get much greater distance like 1000 more feet?
I am thinking of a directional WiFi system, like a repeater?
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »

Lots of stuff out there, look at ubiquiti networks, RouterBoard, Engenius, etc. Much of it inexpensive and available on amazon and other online retailers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 12:11:28 PM »

They make "range extenders" which are basically a repeater but they do slow down the throughput. Directional gain antennas are a good way to extend the range without loosing speed.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 02:10:09 PM »

The Amped REA20 Wi-Fi Range Extender claim 10,000 feet coverage range (your mileage will vary) and does use the desired 5 GHz band.  I have never tried this device so I am only repeating what I have read in the past. 

You may consider using an Access Point but keep in mind this will cut the bandwidth in half.

At one time Cisco put out a device (I don’t remember the name/number) that would extend you network by using Wi-Fi and your AC wiring.   One end you had a Wi-Fi device and it communicated to matching device via you AC wiring which then connected to your switch or router.  I think they had to be feed from the same breaker box?   

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Tim N9RO
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »

Exactly what I was looking for guys.
My son's new job is at a camp and there is no way to get him internet or TV. So, I am thinking of this as an alternate.  He is by the way a ham as well.  Internet first.. then ham radio for him..
I also do remote with my TS-590.
Frank KG9H
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