November 24th, 2014

New wi-fi distance world record reported

A team of people from Venezuela reported a new world record for wi-fi connection distance (Link in Spanish). Using 8 and 9 foot parabolic satellite dishes, their link was 167 miles (!!) set from on top the Andes mountains with no amplifier. Here is a good .pdf doc that describes the experiment (in english) and has some great pictures including google earth images and pictures of the setup.

Glenn Fleishman at Wi-Fi networking news did some arm chair calculations on the subject and agreed that it’s at least a plausable record, and if so, it’s pretty impressive. Wi-Fi records that require factoring in the curvature of the earth make me happy.

Link from Wi-Fi Networking News

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