Super Wi-Fi is Still Just Wi-Fi
1-2Mbps at a range of two kilometers....
) explores a new long-range Wi-Fi technology named "Max-Fi." According to the project developers, their Max-Fi AirEZ 4000 rugged access point can offer 1-2Mbps at distances of 1.2 miles. It looks like the developers failed to sell their product overseas, so they've apparently re-branded it in an effort to piggyback on WiMax hype world wide. Lack of sales suggests their marketing may be outpacing their delivery (in other words, thanks but no thanks).
| |knightmbEverybody Lies
Re: range can be done already using stock
Actually, from the top of one hill side down to the bottom of another (had to tilt them), but yes, using 96 mW in DD-WRT in WDS mode. I could have easily gotten more since the SNR was so good, but I was using B mode for better range (11 Mbps max in B mode)
Ropers Knob Range Test
1.2 miles isn't really that far away, this was done in the middle of the city where I know plenty of other wi-fi devices would cause interference along the way.
2 dBi antenna to boot, could have been even better had I bought some cheap 7 dBi antenna on e-bay. The 1.2 mile range has to be a typo of some kind right?
[Edit: Added image to illustrate, this is probably closer to 6,000 feet, so it's only 1.1 miles, but I think everyone gets my point. In all fairness, the weather was excellent and it was clear line of sight all the way.]
| |wifi4milezBig Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace
New York, NY
Re: If it walks like a duck....
said by verboten:Again, I said it was never meant for long distances. In small applications, with limited users, wifi can be used however thats not what it was intended for. The technology just doesnt scale well enough to be used for a substantial roll out, and thats why all the municipal wifi operations have failed miserably.
"Wifi never is/was/will be meant for long distances"
Not true! Our company has three locations spread out in our town 4.5 miles is the furthest. We got some Motorola PTP600 radios and are doing 300Mbps
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