New WiFi record set
What’s the range of your WiFi connection at home? 5 meters, or 50 feet at best? Well, no matter what stupendous figure you achieve, chances are it won’t be able to hold a candle to the new WiFi record that was recently set for the longest distance. Apparently, a researcher located in Venezuela managed to successfully send his signal 238 miles away from one research facility to another, where both facilities are located in the Andes mountains. This feat was achieved by using off-the-shelf parts in addition to specialized equipment sponsored by Intel.
238 miles is extremely impressive – I wonder when will such ranges arrive at the consumer’s doorstep? Right now, I can’t really play my Nintendo DS Lite too far away from the WiFi router or else I’ll suffer from a dropped signal which in turn affects my player ranking in Mario Kart DS. Bah! Maybe it is time to move to the Andes…