--[ Long Range Wi-Fi Over HAM Radio

$ getent passwd enatter
├─ name: Evan Natter
└── org: B Co, 781st MI BN

I have a degree in Information Security and Forensics and have been working as an analyst in the battalion for three years. I have been a HAM radio operator for a year.


Wi-Fi has become a ubiquitous part of our everyday life. These days, even our appliances are getting connected and more technology is dependent on having a persistent internet connection. However, Wi-Fi is a very limited in power output and is limited by its range from its host network. But what if you needed to get a connection from a field site a few miles away at the top of a nearby mountain or out in a field on a large property? While we are all used to the 802.11 standard for Wi-Fi, it is not the only carrier for wireless IP traffic. HAM radio can be utilized to send IP packets over far longer ranges than 802.11 wireless is capable of. There are down sides to this method of carrier as it features much lower bandwidth and would have no encryption on the signal. This presentation will cover the how and various possible applications for the technique.