TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by andrew1979 » 12 Mar 2013, 11:36

The same configuration i used, but it doesn't work. The wifi signal cut random and the range is about 40-80 mt...

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by DaZa » 12 Mar 2013, 12:39

andrew1979 wrote:The same configuration i used, but it doesn't work. The wifi signal cut random and the range is about 40-80 mt...
Then there are other factors at work or your extender is faulty.

Or your drone has the dreaded WiFi signal issue and it's antenna system is crappy and giving you really bad WiFi reception.

Or there are invironmental factors at work like saturated WiFi coverage where you are, signal distortion etc.

If your willing to void your extender warranty, open it up and ensure there is nothing broken or the antenna connections aren't loose or faulty.

A WiFi app on your laptop to analyze your current enviroment might be a good option to check how much interference might be around also.

Or you could also add an external antenna mod to the drone to improve it's overal signal reception, or alternatively try another mainboard to see if it improves.

No easy options unfortunately, I've been lucky to have never had any issues with mine like that.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 12 Mar 2013, 13:05

Dumb question. I'm using windows 7, can't for the life of me find out my Drone MAC address.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by DaZa » 12 Mar 2013, 13:44

Use your phone or tablet and connect using that and you should find it's MAC address that way.

Or connect your laptop to the drone and observe the MAC address using your network settings.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by lgarcez » 12 Mar 2013, 23:04

I just tested it and I see somethong diferent from what Daza says: the extender led doesn´t flashes. Can you see that too Andrew?

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by DaZa » 12 Mar 2013, 23:09

Is the extender LED lit?

Does the WiFi LED flash?

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 12 Mar 2013, 23:17

DaZa wrote:Use your phone or tablet and connect using that and you should find it's MAC address that way.

Or connect your laptop to the drone and observe the MAC address using your network settings.
When I connect it to the iPhone, the network setting don't show the MAC. Same with windows, and the AR Drone app doesn't show it either. Is there an easy way?

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by lgarcez » 13 Mar 2013, 00:44

The wifi led flashes.

How can we know the Drone Mac adress from Windows 7?

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 13 Mar 2013, 01:20

Salival wrote:
DaZa wrote:Use your phone or tablet and connect using that and you should find it's MAC address that way.

Or connect your laptop to the drone and observe the MAC address using your network settings.
When I connect it to the iPhone, the network setting don't show the MAC. Same with windows, and the AR Drone app doesn't show it either. Is there an easy way?
Ok, well, I'm sure there is an easy way but with the iPhone I found the MAC of the parrot using the free app "Fing", connect to the drone, open the app and it will show you the MAC address.

If weather is good tomorrow I will test it out, looks like I have the extender all set up now.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by lgarcez » 13 Mar 2013, 01:57

Well i just tested the extender with my wifi router and it works fine.

Maybe our problem is the High . I've read something about gain High to improve the drone's signal. How High the drone must be to achieve at least 150m?

Daza, thanks for the help. I am sure i will put this extender mode to work with your help.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by lgarcez » 13 Mar 2013, 23:42

Guys, today i tested the extender above a 2m wall and it works. I got 120m before the sun goês out and i need to stop. So Andrew, try this in something High . It can't be the car, because it is horrible for wify.

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 14 Mar 2013, 18:01

What is the preferred iPhone app for flying 200m+?

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 25 Mar 2013, 00:22

Got to 150m altitude pretty easy with this router. A bit windy to go higher.
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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by lgarcez » 25 Mar 2013, 03:26

Nice shot, but be careful . Not everyone can go 650 m as Melman did. Todas I tested horizontal range In a rural zone and got only 170 m before Lost the signal. I will Never go too high with the stock Drone as you did. The chances of a flyway are Big .

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Re: TP-link TL-WA830RE test >200m range

Post by Salival » 25 Mar 2013, 03:40

lgarcez wrote:Nice shot, but be careful . Not everyone can go 650 m as Melman did. Todas I tested horizontal range In a rural zone and got only 170 m before Lost the signal. I will Never go too high with the stock Drone as you did. The chances of a flyway are Big .
Whenever it loses signal for me it slowly descends. I thought flyaway a was a Drone 1.0 issues.

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