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Old 04-27-2018, 03:57 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
Got it, I wasn't even pinning down a protocol really, whatever works better/easier - BT is much more a PIA IMHO, since you have to deal with all the capabilities etc. And I've seen the ESP8266 http stack reach ~100 yards IIRC.
Distance isn't important. Connecting to an existing network is. BT, USB or whatever is limitied to controlling one host.

Once you're on the network, controlling multiple machines [NOT simultaneously] is just one button-push away. And it's OS independent...

Besides, someone in South Africa did a connection over 1 km. Out in the desert, with two ESP8266 modules.
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