My goal is to set up the van on a nearby mountain and use the dish to pick-up a known Wi-Fi signal from approx 2 or 3 miles away (I have the password and am permitted to use the network) repeat it inside the van, and also have the van act as a wireless repeater for some other vehicles fairly close to it (roof mounted on a 360 degree rotating platform)
Yes, my dish is definitely 24dbi, I'm looking at it right now. The little stubbies on the sides are 25dbi.
Never attempted anything like this before.
I believe the TL-WA901ND supports custom firmware.
Basically I am looking for as much advice as you guys can give me.
Was it silly of me to buy these parts?
Can my access point even work with such massive extensions, even though they're all same manufacturer?
Suggestions for custom firmware?
My goal is to set up the van on a nearby mountain and use the dish to pick-up a known Wi-Fi signal from approx 2 or 3 miles away...
That's quite a distance, even for a directional antenna with no obstructions. With your listed equipment I would be surprised to see it transmit more than 300 meters, but I may be wrong. May want to consider 4500 meters of Cat6 cable.
Thanks for your reply. Isn't the normal range of 802.11n around that anyway?
Could I use DDWRT to boost the receive power?
I could move the van to be around 1 mile with line of sight. Would that be better?
Joined: 03 Jan 2010 Posts: 1959 Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:29 Post subject:
1-1.5 miles los should be usable with a directional, make sure tx power on both is as high as possible, assuming this is 2.4ghz use an upper channel like 7 or higher they tend to do a little better for some reason, make sure ack timing is approiate & ack timing is measured in meters _________________ [QUALCOMM ATHEROS] TP-LINK TL-WDR4900 v1.3 --> DD-WRT v24-sp2 (09/19/14) std - build 25045 (private test build)
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