Saturday, 17 May 2014
Solar power PI based Broadband-Hamnet node
end of a 10m powered USB2 cable. Attached to it is a high gain omni
(10dBi, a figure I don't believe). There is about 1v drop up the cable so
I am feeding 8V up to the WiFi dongle via the modified USB2 cable where a 5V
regulator then provides the correct voltage to power both the dongle and the 4 port
USB2 FE1.1s hub chip which is in the end of the 'active' cable.
This is a bit of fun as I am not expecting to be able to MESH with anyone
other than with my Linksys WRT54GL but .....