DIY Wind-Turbine WiFi Repeater!

Have two locations you want to connect via WiFi signals but you don’t want to spend thousands on WiFi equipment?

Here’s a great idea, make a DIY wind-turbine wifi repeater that uses pair of Linksys WRT54G routers with DD-WRT firmware on it (which allows you to turn your router into a repeater easily) and connect two routers .33 miles away.

The power meter works by reading the amount of current flowing into the batteries from the turbine on a continuous basis. This is achieved using a Hall-Effect current sensor that can read up to 30A, which is much more than what the turbine is capable of. We utilized two Linksys WRT54G routers running the DD-WRT firmware to achieve Internet connectivity. One router was located on the second floor of an RIT building .33 miles away from the communication node. The router in the office was connected to the Internet and used a 8dBi external omni directional antenna to broadcast the signal. The communication node’s router used a 19dBi parabolic directional antenna pointed at the router in the building

via hackedgadgets, Project Page

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