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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.
Thanks for your reply.
I have forgotten to put a photo in my last message.
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!
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?
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.
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