[Market-farming] WiFi recommendations?

Etienne Goyer etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
Sun May 20 19:36:57 EDT 2012


I don't have a specific brand/model to recommend (they change
constantly), but depending on how much work and money you are willing to
put on a solution, I would suggest you get a router with a detachable
antenna, and then buy a directional antenna with good gain.  I have not
bought one in years, but there are a couple place to get these online.
Here's an example of such an antenna:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2399653&CatId=374


If you go that route (pun!), make sure the antenna connector match the
router.

Coupled with some sort of VoIP (Skype, Google Voice, any SIP service),
you may actually be able to make calls from the field while bypassing
your telco provider altogether.

In my case, I plan on doing something similar, if not this summer, then
the next.  Beside having phone service in the field (using VoIP), I
would use it to check my field notes and crop plan on Google Doc.


On 12-05-20 05:28 PM, Beth Spaugh wrote:
> Anyone have a WiFi router to recommend that has god outdoor range?  I am
> trying to use a phone to keep track of things this year.  Tempted to
> just dig out my old HP IPaq since the good apps on both the iPhone and
> the Droid need data access.  Am keeping cell phone costs minimal
> (prepaid) since we don’t have good voice coverage, but am going to have
> to bite the bullet and buy a WiFi router.  Max range needed is 200 feet
> south, 1000 feet east through a few trees and downhill, Can put in a
> 2^nd floor southeast room in front of window.
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> Top reviews for range that I find are Linksys 4200 and Belkin N600. 
> Thank you.
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> Have been trying Evernote but it seems to just be a journal.  Thinking I
> need spreadsheets or more organized online system – recommendations
> welcome.
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> Beth Spaugh
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> Rehoboth Homestead , Peru NY
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