Extend your hotspot’s range

We have released a new version of our software suitable to extend your hotspot’s coverage area through the use of repeaters. Repeaters are wireless routers, who are wirelessly connected to the main wireless router running the Chilifire firmware, and thus extend the signal range and coverage. The new firmware is based on OpenWrt and can be loaded on many different router models. The new firmware is capable of sending a heartbeat to the Chillifire control panel and can be remotely accessed for maintenance and support. The connection between the main Chillifire router and the repeater is created using the well established WDS prorocol. The new repeater firmware has also the spanning tree protocol (STP) installed, which allows connection of many router to one access point without creating loops between the routers – even when they are connected in a circular fashion.

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