Poor man’s Wifi Ranger

Wifi Rangers are nice, and they are also $$$.  That kind of setup does a couple of things:

  1. talk to more distant wifi access points (APs)

  2. repeat that link to the RV

Since I don’t have a few hundred bucks lying around but I do have a WRT54GL router I picked up for $8 at a garage sale, I decided to set that device up to repeat open wifi APs.  Here a straightforward tutorial to making it work.

yagiThat takes care of #2 up there.  #1 is addressed by either having the router up high away from metal walls (overcab area?) or mounting a better antenna.  I’ve done it the first way in a residential setting before.

I’ll try out a couple different antenna options next.  A yagi is on the way.