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Cheap WiFi relay device needed


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#1 kingneil

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 04:16 PM

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.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

you've got some good advice here already; https://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,162286.msg965352.html#msg965352

do you want to see how that Forum pans out first?


Edited by dropbear, 08 August 2017 - 06:47 PM.

Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.

You won't regret it.


#3 hamluis

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

Due to the potential for conficting and erroneous suggestions...it is not wise to post the same computer issues in multiple forums.

 

I suggest you pursue your topic elsewhere to completion...before initiating the same topic here at BC.

 

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