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Wifi Repeater to boost the range 
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New post Wifi Repeater to boost the range
if you want to be able to fly much higher and further without drop outs while flying

setup a wifi repeater to boost the signals.

I setup an old Linksys WRT54G wifi router as a wifi repeater and tried it out today.

I was flying at 40 meteres with no dropouts and still had full wifi strength in freeflight.

going to try higher tomorrow.

I am amazed Parrot dont sell a wifi repeater (booster)

and no mods done to the AR.Drone either.

Even when flying lower to the ground the repeater makes the connection rock solid.


01 Jun 2012, 07:28
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Here is my flight today at 40 meters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcM0VDao ... e=youtu.be


the connection was rock solid too.


01 Jun 2012, 07:47
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New post Re: Wifi Repeater to boost the range
Nice vid man, the routers I have laying around won't take the firmware update your talking about. I'd tried a while back. I'm lucky to live on 4 acres with not much interference around so can get 40 - 50 meters anyway. I've kept my alt limiter at 30m at the moment with my 2.0, I'll try higher when sooner or later.


01 Jun 2012, 11:16
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Would you be willing to sell your router ?


01 Jun 2012, 12:22
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Who me?


01 Jun 2012, 12:53
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Yes 'i want something that is just plug and play


01 Jun 2012, 15:01
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Out of curiosity, what would you pay for a modded G-router?


01 Jun 2012, 16:15
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I would be willing to sell my router but I would need to get another first.


I will check the which other routers/repeaters can be used.


01 Jun 2012, 16:53
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Ok i understand and i would paypal you first so u could


01 Jun 2012, 18:17
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How far away does the router have to be from where you stand ?


01 Jun 2012, 18:20
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New post Re: Wifi Repeater to boost the range
The sr10000. Has given me 380 feet vertical so far and about 670 feet away from me and i still had a strong signal. The repeater is 5 feet away from me..


01 Jun 2012, 21:55
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What software version are you using on the linksys? I'm assuming it DD-WRT or is it stock linksys.
Thanks as I have a number of these old units around.


01 Jun 2012, 22:17
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So is the sr10000 the same power as a linksys?


02 Jun 2012, 00:02
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Yes I have installed the DD-WRT firmware on my Linksys WRT54G V2.2


I have increased the power to 200mW in the software.


02 Jun 2012, 00:45
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New post Re: Wifi Repeater to boost the range
I use my old D-Link DGL-4300 for range extension. It's not a repeater, just an old router. Works fine, but it limits me to flying near a power outlet.

Do you guys know an inexpensive and reliable way to power the router out in the field? For half an hour or so. The power input is 5V 2.5A on it.


02 Jun 2012, 14:31
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