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  • Looking over the product manual * (http://ftp1.digi.com/support/documentation/90002180_G.pdf) On page 60 at the bottom, it refers to 'Soft-Ap' which allows for device to device communications via 802.11, and page 106 under 'Networking Commands' subsection 'Network Type' refers to an 'Ad-Hoc' mode, (which is native to 802.11) as well as 'Infrastructure' (which is the 'typical' network setup with a wifi router.

    Just because I'm stating that the manual makes reference to setting them up in point to point or ad-hoc mode, your mileage may vary since there are many different ways to accomplish the same thing. Further reading and hand's on research will determine if what it is able to do is what you need it to do :)

  • The datasheet and description both say 162.xxx Mhz, which is outside of the aircraft band, however, even if you could get it to tune there, you still wouldn't hear anything because aircraft band isn't on FM, it's on AM, so yeah - double negative to aircraft band reception.

  • Great work guys! Kg4ixs

  • Hmm, someone needs to notify Roving Networks (and maybe SparkFun to advoid future confusion) because the FCC mandated that consumer grade wireless (wi-fi) hardware (anything the general pubic can use) switch to RP-SMA so that, well ...

    [ Wikipedia start ] RP-SMA connectors are widely used by Wi-Fi equipment manufacturers to comply with specific local regulations {Section 15.203 Antenna requirement}, e.g., the FCC, which were intended to make it difficult for consumers to connect antennas with gain and thereby breach compliance. [ Wikipedia end ]

    So everyone be aware, the antenna jacks are (non-standard) SMA and NOT 'standard' RP-SMA.

    Good Catch Chris, sorry for not looking closer at the threads/center pin ... oops ;)

  • That is correct, it can be set up to run independently of a AP in adhoc mode. For instance, battery operated WiFly and laptop or smartphone in the middle of a cornfield 20 miles from the nearest hotspot and you can get real time sensor readings or communications with the module.

  • The difference in the two products is this one is 'ready to use as is, and the other (just the radio) needs the additional electronics to make it work. Both items are the same in redagrds to the radio that its uses (rn-171). Yes, they fully support Ad-HOC networking and is just as easy to set up as infrastructure mode. The commands and setup/settings are exactly the same between the two products.

  • yes, it is rp-sma, and that antenna (or any other rp-sma antenna) will work fine.

  • I apologize if the reply came across short / blunt. Well, like its sisters, they are all multilingual - PHP is just one language. Any language that can read the 'post' header will work fine.

  • Look at the 3rd photo, its a fully functional "no catch" wi-fi solution, with a catch ... you have to add power and tx/rx line to it so that it can actually 'do' something ;)

  • Depending on how its configured, it can be a replacement to the wifly shield AND a arduino. As long as you stay within the specs and limit the analog sensors, you can use this as a stand-alone device without a arduino all together, after its correctly configured, just like a xbee.

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