USB powered WiFi extender options? Think outside the box people help?
Does anyone have any knowledge of or experience with any USB WiFi extenders or portable USB powered WiFi devices that have extender capabilities even if it is not their primary use?
Having finished putting a 4th paddock in for the horses the current USB powered modem WiFi reach is only getting half way down the paddock (field) which is fine during the day as the WiFi wireless cameras can see the rest of the field but at night they only have about 25 meter night vision so I have a big blind spot.
My first idea was to get a 30w panel and a 12v power supply and use a 12v ir light to illuminate the rest of the field at night but it looks like the decent ones that can actually do that would draw around 60w so then I would need to build in a motion sensor so it’s not always on and the range it would need to over for movement is a bit much.
So now I am looking into 5v USB powered WiFi repeaters I can hook that into a 30,000mah pack with a 30w panel charging it during the day and run the extender from that, then just move the cameras to the end of the field looking back in and that’s problem solved.
Final option if all else fails is just to get a second router all together and duplicate the setup I already have but that will stand out like a sore thumb and may be a target.
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