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access wifi on 500m away

Guys just a curiosity, can I use nanostation M2 to access wifi on 500m away ? (Not using point to point but only using 1 nanostation M2 pointing to wifi over 500m away from my position assuming I've clear LOS)
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Re: access wifi on 500m away

i really wanna know that. i have the same situation.
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Re: access wifi on 500m away

I'll assume when you say "wifi", it is a small hotpsot, like McDonalds or Starbucks.
500 meters with a Nano is hard to say. There are many unpredictable variables. It might and might not. Try it and see.
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Re: access wifi on 500m away

Guys just a curiosity, can I use nanostation M2 to access wifi on 500m away ? (Not using point to point but only using 1 nanostation M2 pointing to wifi over 500m away from my position assuming I've clear LOS)


Done it up-to 800 metres with a stable connection before.
It really depends on factors mainly around LOS between Nano and WiFi signal.
Some times you pick up the signal fine but cannot connect due to the weak wifi signal being transmitted.

Try and you will be surprised how many signals you see though. Place the Nano outside up high for better results :icon_biggrin:
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Re: access wifi on 500m away

I'll assume when you say "wifi", it is a small hotpsot, like McDonalds or Starbucks.


or some unexpected person :icon_twisted:
or maybe a friend :icon_biggrin:
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