Is it possible to connect to an AP from far away? Or is it limited by the device connecting?
My question concerns AP's like Ubiquiti's NanoStation locoM2 which claims 5km+ range.
Would I be able to connect to it from that far (in ideal conditions) with a laptop's embedded WiFi?
I understand that interference and obstacles will greatly reduce this, but would I achieve say, 1km? Or is it limited on the laptop's side?
And is communal WiFi (ie lots of users using the same AP) users vulnerable to network sniffing?
Is there something better than Ubiquiti for wide area wifi networks?
I am a beginner in large scale networking, so please forgive the stupidity,
Thanks in advance