6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2017 2:56 AM by lucasdemarchi

    Wifi range

    Rudja

      Hello,

       

      I think that I have no luck with this drone ... I have the following issue now.

      The range of the drone's wifi is about 3 meters range, not enough to do my test outside. Before I was no problem with that.

       

      I am not an expert in wifi but what do you think it is causing that? I was adding some sensors to the drone and during the manipulation I have damaged a little bit the antennas (as you can see on the two photos in attachment).

      If you can affirm that this is the cause, can I simply buy another antenna (http://us.yuneec.com/Aero-Drone-WiFi-Antenna-sold-in-pairs ) and replace them to get it working?

       

      PS: I am not in the following case : wifi drops

       

      Regards,

      Rudja

        • 1. Re: Wifi range
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi Rudja,

          Thanks for reaching out.

          I have gotten the same results as you about the Wi-Fi range when using the drone outdoors. In my opinion, that's the normal behavior and it's not an issue with the drone or the Wi-Fi connectivity. Although, please let me do some research on this to confirm if this should work this way, or if there is something we are missing.  I'll let you know once I have additional information.

          Have a nice day.

          Regards,
          Leonardo R.

          • 2. Re: Wifi range
            Rudja

            Hi Leonardo,

             

            Thanks for your reply.

            I have forgotten to put a photo in my last message.

            Antenne_aero_damaged.jpg

             

            I don't think that is a normal behaviour because even in indoor environment, I got same results. Even a raspberry pi 3, without added antenna, have more range.

            Ok, I will wait your confirmation.

            Have a nice day!

             

            Regards,

            Rudja

            • 3. Re: Wifi range
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hi Rudja,

              Thanks for the information, I will continue investigating about this, and I will contact you soon.

              Have a nice day.

              Regards,
              Leonardo R.

              • 4. Re: Wifi range
                RandyK

                I'm experiencing the same problem.

                With drone acting as an access point, the wifi distance range is very short when connecting with a laptop.

                That can't be normal. What good is a drone that must stay within ten feet?

                 

                - Randy

                • 5. Re: Wifi range
                  broody

                  The stock antennas do not propagate the signal very well beyond a few meters. It's good for bench top development but not very useful in the field. You can take a look at this instructable below which details how to connect an omnidirectional wifi antenna to help extend your range up to ~50m.

                   

                  Intel Aero Drone - Extending Wifi Range: 9 Steps

                  • 6. Re: Wifi range
                    lucasdemarchi

                    broody  but 3m is way too low. I suspect the antenna is disconnected inside the case.

                     

                    I'd have to measure to give exact numbers, but I go way farther than that with stock antennas and using an external 5db antenna on host