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John Galt
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reply to Ancalagon

Re: Interesting idea

said by Ancalagon:

If it works, great...but I can't imagine there wouldn't be significant signal degradation from daisy-chaining a bunch of wireless routers/repeaters.
Actually, the term you are looking for is "throughput" rather than "signal" degradation.

But yes, that is true. This effect is well-known with mesh systems, especially those that use a single frequency.
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wifi4milez
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I have experienced this firsthand. If I am not mistaken, each "hop" without an internet connection halves the available throughput. After the third or forth "hop" this system will be slowed to a dial up crawl. The self configuration of the units does seem pretty cool however, and it certainly would make setting up small networks easier for those less technically inclined.
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