Earlier this evening I finished installing and testing the solar powered Wi-Fi for my gun range:
I’m paying for 6Mpbs/3Mpbs and SpeedTest.net says this is what I’m getting from a server in Seattle at 9:30 PM and two Wi-Fi hops from my router which is a half mile away:
I’m pleased with the result.
Joe, You going to move your weather station to the new range?
No. The existing weather station gives conditions for Boomershoot and will stay there.
Nice. Are you using a directional antenna to get to your router? If not, that might be an enhancement worth doing, it seems you should be able to go half a mile — or a fair amount more — in one hop with a directional antenna.
It is parabolic antenna with 24 dBi gain from the router to the station you see in the picture which has a 11 dBi gain. The second station in the same picture also has 11 dBi of gain to illuminate the range area. A few years ago the same equipment was used to go two miles in a single hop.
In this case one hop requires traversing a couple hundred feet of dirt. I could get a signal but it was unreliable.