Cheap WiFi relay device needed

Discussion in 'Networking, Internet, Web Applications & The Cloud' started by KingNeil, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. KingNeil

    KingNeil

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    What is the absolute cheapest way to get a Raspberry Pi-style board, which has WiFi, and the ability to provide constant power using solar or other renewable means?

    Or even just a really long-lasting battery rather than even renewable energy?

    I am looking for links to products that I can buy

    1. Board

    2. WiFi

    3. Power source

    By the way, the WiFi chip must have the ability to run a relay... i.e. to be used to receive WiFi from a hotspot, and also to be used as a hotspot itself at the same time.

    The device needs to do very little other than receive a WiFi connection and then repeat it in a relay-style, i.e. create a mobile hotspot.
     
  2. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Why can't you just use a standard wireless access point that can be configured as a repeater?
     
  3. Blaster3

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    looks like he wants to build a mobile hotspot