Pimp my Wi-Fi signal 125 Miles

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Sun, Jul 31 - 4:56 pm EDT | 9 years ago by
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Team PAD

Check this out. Team Pad could well be the world record holders for the longest distance for an unamplified Wi-Fi link (55.1 miles at 30mw). I could definitely use this to shoot ma (KL) signal to my brother in law’s house for some serious surfing since they get lousy reception.

Team PAD shot their signal a distance of 125 miles (201.125KM) from outside Las Vegas, Nevada to a location near St. George, Utah, winning them a new record in the “unamplified” category at the shootout. This possibly qualifies them for a new Guiness record as well.

Team PAD used the VCom 325hp+ PCMCIA cards running at a built-in power of 300 mw on each end of the link. The cards were connected to one 12 foot and one 10 foot diameter satellite dish (see photo) on each side of the link. The computers they used were running Linux. And their link quality was so fantastic that they got 12 ms ping times, ran ssh shell commands, and even used vnc remote desktop.

New World Record for Wi-Fi Distance: 125 Miles source

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