I'm having an issue with a wifi usb dongle and I wondered if I could find some advice here. My project is this:
I'm making use of the Openplotter software for usage on my boat. Currently it mainly functions as a wifi repeater.
However, it turns out that I didnt bring a powerfull enough power supply (Never trust the specs).
I discovered a powerbank is more consistent, and considering its on a boat, its also practical.
I set up the wifi repeater, but the client that connects to the public wifi drops out a lot, much like in this post:
I also disabled power management like in that post, and made sure my server was on a different channel then the surrounding hotspots,
yet I still get the power save message.
I also noticed that it gets quite hot, which may cause it to drop out.
So should I get an powered USB hub, a different dongle, should I try a usb extension cord to dissipate the heat?
I would like some advice