You can also use a better antenna to increase signal strength
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From: Sean Lynch <seanl@...>
> Gordon Dobie wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Can you give be a rough idea of when the "wifistix-cf" will be
> > released? I am looking to create a swarm of Gumstixs and am weighing
> > up whether to use Bluetooth or WiFi for communications. I like the
> > fact that if I use Bluetooth I can also use an MMC, but am concerned
> > that the range and baud rate will be too low for our application. Is
> > there another way to have extra storage and Wifi with the current
> > range of Gumstix expansion boards?
> > Ideally, I would like an ad-hoc network with no main controller; is
> > this possible to use the Gumstix Bluetooth modules to make a network
> > without a Bluetooth router?
> Have you considered optical? Obviously this would require that each
> device have line of sight to a device that's connected to the rest of
> the swarm, but it could have significantly lower power requirements for
> a given bandwidth.