By David Ponce
The title says it all. A bunch of kids got together and rigged up a system that was able to transmit an unamplified WiFi signal to 125 miles, from outside Las Vegas, Nevada to a location near St. George, Utah.
They used the VCom 325hp+ PCMCIA cards running at a built-in power of 300 mw on each end of the link. The cards were connected to one 12 foot and one 10 foot diameter satellite dish (see photo) on each side of the link. The computers they used were running Linux. And their link quality was so fantastic that they got 12 ms ping times, ran ssh shell commands, and even used vnc remote desktop.
They’re also working on plans to smash the current 1.08 miles bluetooth record.
Good job guys, really.