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Best Tello WiFi extender

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I have a tello with a gamevice controller for iPad mini plus a Xiaomi Mi extender (see Photo’s). The setup works great and I estimate the controllable distance is 4x the non-repeater distance. The problem is that the repeater appears to need an ac outlet which I luckily have with an inverter on my power brick. What have others found to be the BEST extender. Do they require AC power to operate? 7A0F58F7-2F2D-4A25-BE67-97B039DF9D11.png 5A298FF4-1321-44EB-8027-37DA4C41A90E.png 5A298FF4-1321-44EB-8027-37DA4C41A90E.png
 
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I'm running a xaomi Wi-Fi extender plugged into the OTG adapter that came with my Samsung S8. No need for external power :)
I am having all kinds of issues trying to get this extender to link up to my android can you render some assistance? I have tried multiple youtube apptoaches.
 

Jdbye

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I am having all kinds of issues trying to get this extender to link up to my android can you render some assistance? I have tried multiple youtube apptoaches.
There are some instructions on the forum, for me the app showed an error (I guess because the Tello has no internet connection) but I was able to ignore that and it connected to the Tello and appeared to work fine, haven't had a chance to test out the range of it yet though from what I heard it's about double.
From memory it goes something like this - you need the Mi Home app, set your location to "Other" or the extender won't show up as a supported device. Power the extender and it should be detected by the app when you try to add it, follow the instructions to set it up, it should ask you what wifi network to use at some point, then it goes through a rather long automatic setup, for me during this part the phone would first connect to the extender, then disconnect from it and connect back to the Tello directly, and then eventually the app would show an error, but the LED on the extender showed that everything was OK (green LED if I remember correctly, means it's connected to the hotspot), so I connected to it manually after all that and it worked. Some people have said you can't use a password but that seems to be false. However, if you change the wifi password in the Tello app while it's connected to the extender it seems to screw things up and some people have had to reset their Tello back to factory settings to be able to connect to it again. I might be forgetting something important, but that's the gist of it.
 
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Hello, just got myself a tello. Is there any other wifi extenders suitable for the Tello besides the xiaomi wifi repeater
 

raulvolador

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I am using exactly same setup, mi repeater 2 plugged via OTG to Samsung S8+, Works flawlessly
I'm glad it works for you, but take into account your Tello could get further range when you pull apart phone and wifi repeater five or ten meters.

Explanation is that repeater has to connect wirelessly to both devices, mobile phone and Tello. If repeater is too close to any of them, wireless communication with the other is poor because signal is swamped.

At least that's my experience ;)

Raul
 
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iPhone 8, Xiaomi repeater 2, poweradd usb power pack and gamesir t1d. Took pic at 30m height, lag okay and Tello controllable. Without extender can get to 15m or so before fpv starts to freeze and I get a WiFi range warning.
Pain to set up initially (Xiaomi repeater) but well worth the effort as can take the Tello to its max height now.
 

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