Hi all. I bought this 60ft long powered USB cable and used it to remote mount my WiFi card:
Pasow USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable USB Active Repeater Cord with Built-in Signal Booster for Printer, Keyboard, Game Console, Loudspeaker, Oculus Rift, scanners(60 Feet with Led Light) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078C76YHH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_o683EbKFAZX24
The goal was to get better reception, as I’m planning on eventually mounting the WiFi card up on the roof of my house.
So far I’ve used it three times with my Traxxas Emaxx, with the WiFi card with stock rubber duck antenna, and also experimented with a 8Db patch antenna, with the WiFi card just taped to the back of a folding chair. So needless to say, the reception wasn’t much better than my “normal” setupcwotbo the 60ft long cable. But I was encouraged that it did still work, with no observable issues/drawbacks.
Has anyone else experimented with something like this? Does anybody have any advice/warnings/recommendations for me?
Btw I’m super excited we have our own forum! This is AWESOME, and waaaaay better than RcGroups or Telegram (for me, anyway).