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WLAN and fast movement


Is it possible to establish and maintain a WLAN connection when moving fast?

For example:

Nearing an access point with a car (approx. 60 KPH), establish the connection, transmit data and dropping the connection when out of reach.

Thanks for any information.


Robert Falk

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Re: WLAN and fast movement

In theory, it'd work fine, assuming you're connected long enough to associate (and authenticate, if there's security), and transmit/receive all the data.

Depending on the AP coverage, you might not be connected for long enough. If you're moving only within the coverage area of a single AP/bridge (such as within a warehouse or open area), then there shouldn't be a problem.

Try it and see :)

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Re: WLAN and fast movement

It may sound counter-intuitive, but sometimes you want more distance.

If you can put the AP a few hundred feet (D) from the vehicle's path and use an antenna with, say a 90 degree azimuth, then the car will be in the cell for D*SQRT(2) feet, but always at about the same distance from the AP - reducing the problems that a fast approach/departure might cause.

Need more time? Move further away.

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