lasttruck Posted January 31, 2017 Report Share Posted January 31, 2017 Our park is currently running a total of 500mbps of cable provided bandwidth connected to an open mesh system. The system is shared equally between leaseholders and visitors/guests and password protected with pre-shared authentication. While we have multiple repeaters set up (and evaluating for more), some users who are in signal restrictive RVs still have trouble getting a signal, even 50' feet away from a gateway or repeater and in a direct line of sight. Our system uses dual band gateways (currently 3) and repeaters (currently 11) that have a 600' range. Of course, trees, buildings, etc., affect that range. Those that have problems are typically in a metal skinned RV (class B, airstream, etc.) and/or have heat reflective (metal impregnated) window film. What we are looking for is a Wi-Fi extender or repeater (similar, but do work differently) that we can recommend to users if they need one. Cost of course is a factor, but finding something that does not rebroadcast a strong radio signal is important. One of our committee members tried a TP Link extender that rebroadcast a signal on a different channel that caused some interference with the Wi-Fi network. One user is using this: https://www.amazon.com/Hawking-Technology-Radio-Repeater-HW2R1/dp/B002SYUP60/ref=s9_simh_gw_g147_i1_r?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=32AYPBB6TCVXH43ND7ZK&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b13ec477-194d-4f63-971b-ca6229de96a2&pf_rd_i=desktop which has worked well and causes no radio interference. Her rig is a class B and she placed the device up in the overhead window with direct line of sight to a repeater two lots over. So, are there decent AND affordable repeaters that we can suggest users purchase if they desire? Thanks ahead for the ideas! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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