Hi! so years ago , i was on a very well-known town at the middle of Spain ,
a typical castillian old times town .
So i was in an old house , vintage house ( vintage for real! ) that did lack of a landline !
Gprs coldn't reach even 8kbps around there and most of the time with unnormal behavior.
I decided to "drain" wifi from my "loved" neighbours , and i was furious , because when
i got some good signal , surprinsingly it used to dissapear by the fact there were not
such a good straight-line between me and the proper wifi router.
During that time, i got the idea to make by my own , an smart invention
to repeat my network signal from a STANDALONE wifi repeater
but civilians , at the time did not have the proper items on the market,
either were unknown , strange or even expensive so no one could afford acquiring them
Today is easy! ,want to make one? i'll show you how
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Step 1: Acquiring the Stuff
This is , maybe , the hardest part .
You'll need a wifi solar repeater which will be the "core" of this invention ,
obsiously it has to have a firmware and so on.
You can replace the repeater with a new openWrt SoC , i found months ago a very
interesting one in DX
SKU087003 from Bang_good will be interesting !
AND a solar power bank , this will be the power supply for your wifi chip
NOTE:It has to be able about giving power "in-hot" , i don't know how to ensure this issue , look for a good 1
Optional any item able to connect usb to female dupont jacks
Step 2: Using the Repeater
This is , the tricky part.
We have to dissasemble our wifi repeater , you better know what are you doing , if not,
you could ask for help in your "loyal" hardware store . Warning! it has two wired antennas on the inside,
as all "generic" repeaters available atm does .
So once you have done this part , you'll notice it has an AC-DC module and some connectors (i think JST)
to supply the main wifi repeater.And we take apart the repeater , because that's the interesting part
Step 3: Set Up Your System
Now it's easier as wiring the whole thing , you might have to being confortable with
networking themes to make it work , ensure the item comes with manual if not.
If you lack of a usb to dupont wire (i found it at Bang_good ) you can use an arduino for it,
but it will drain way more power if so!
Step 4: Bottomline
You need a solar power bank , a wifi repeater and any usb-to-dupont wire (you can do DIY work for it)
Next , you wire the whole thing , powering the wifi module with the power bank
Optional going further , covering the wifi repeater with plastic or any other material in order to making it waterproof