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January 18, 2011 at 14:15:20
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Is it possible to broadcast AM/FM Waves with a normal router?

I know that even if this was possible it wouldn't be worth it due to the fact that the radius that the wireless signal reaches isn't going to even cover a full block. (Even though it is possible to overcome that problem)

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January 18, 2011 at 14:39:09
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If you could change the Firmware to broadcast in AM it would not work because all of the client software is written for FM. Also, AM sucks. It is susceptible to EMF which is given off by just about every thing electrical. This is why your AM radio sounds so bad in an electrical storm.

That aside, there are signal boosters and directional antennas that will improve the distance. Be careful though, if your transmitter is to powerful you may have to get an FCC license.

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January 18, 2011 at 16:26:15
Short answer: Unless you are an electronics engineer with a great deal of time (and money) the answer is NO WAY.

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January 18, 2011 at 18:27:20
A lo tot money and a lot of knowledge. Wireless Routers use neither AM or FM. They use Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing or direct-sequence spread spectrum. Totally different than anything used for commercial broadcasting.

AM and FM are for transmitting analogue signals. Wi-fi is digital.


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January 19, 2011 at 07:06:23
"Wi-fi is digital."

That is arguable.

It is true that they do not us AM or FM but rather DSSSM to modulate the carrier wave but either way, if you mess with the transmitter you will have to mess with the receiver.

This should help...

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January 20, 2011 at 09:55:01
Thanks for all the answers people. Very helpful.

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January 20, 2011 at 09:56:19
By the way, I actually happen to be a computer engineering student.

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January 20, 2011 at 11:04:23
I that case, and if you are looking for a project, I would make a repeater. It would take the the WiFi signal from the router, re-modulate it using AM then transmit it. Then you can make a receiver that would take that new modulated signal and remove the modulation and retransmit the WiFi. Just make sure you use a public frequency or FCC will be all over you.

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June 15, 2011 at 08:35:16
By the way Miller (I know its late to say this) I happen to be a college student majoring in electrical and computer engineering (concentrating on computer engineering), and I do have 3 month long vacations so I might have that kind of time (as for the money, I am sure I can find a way around that, lol).

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