A researcher in Venezuela, a fine country, has set a new Wi-Fi distance record, sending a signal 238 miles from his research facility to another one in the Andes Mountains. Well, they’re both located in the Andres. What’s most impressive here is that similar efforts haven’t produced results anywhere near this. Intel’s best efforts here in the U.S. have only reached distances of more than 20 miles away. The Venezuelan researcher used some off-the-shelf parts in addition to specialized equipment Intel provided him with.
Funny, I can barely get a Wi-Fi signal from one floor and end of my house in Upstate New York to the other.