[Chugalug] Extending WiFi access range

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 16:15:10 UTC 2013


Got an attic? Put some repeaters up.
On Oct 25, 2013 11:51 AM, "Dan Lyke" <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:40:30 -0400
> Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
> > I don't know of any solution to hop between APs and keep a VOIP call
> > up w/o a controller.
>
> Yes. I need some sort of system that gives me full coverage that will
> leave a TCP/IP stream connected as devices get further or closer to a
> particular AP.
>
> Or, as you suggest:
>
> > Would a stronger, centrally located unit reach all of your
> > coverage area?
>
> Probably. The lot is 52x80 deep, the house is set back a ways, and I
> could put the AP somewhere in the attic of the house, possibly near the
> back.
>
> House is plaster over button board, shop is similarly stick-built with
> interior and exterior layers of 5/8" drywall. Still means that the
> devices have to reach the AP, but...
>
> ...so what's the ass-kicking-est AP out there right now for under a few
> hundred bucks? Or, what's the cheapest sort of system one might deploy
> with a controller?
>
> Dan
>
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