I have my GoPro 3+ in a wooden box in the garden looking out onto a bird feeder through a macro lens which provides close up shots of feeding birds. I can connect the GoPro App on my iPad when a couple of metres away but the signal is not strong enough when at a "bird watching" distance. (Just when I think everything is stable, I lose the connection).
First thoughts were to purchase a Netgear WiFi range extender which I could plug into a shed close to the camera location - the idea being that a unit connected to the mains supply would be able to push out a lot more signal than the Hero with its small 'do everything' lithium battery - but the GoPro app doesn't seem to like that idea.
Can anybody suggest how I can get this working?
My set up (which does not work), is as follows...
Netgear range extender connects to GoPro camera WiFi using GoPro camera SSID, sees the camera at 10.5.5.9 and obtains its own i/p address from the camera, (10.5.5.109).
Using a different SSID, the range extender connects to the iPad - still OK - but the GoPro App does not seem to want to communicate back to the range extender for some reason. Is the app hardcoded such that it will only talk directly to 10.5.5.9? If so, is there some way of sorting this out?
EDIT: I've taken the Netgear Wireless Range Extender back to the shop and got a complete refund so I can start afresh ..... any clever ideas on how to extend the range of the GoPro WiFi bearing in mind that the camera will be set up in a static position?