I have the misfortune to own a first generation Evolution which has the 'SkyQlink' WiFi signal that struggles once beyond six feet. Great scope, awful WiFi. I later bought a second generation SkyPortal external WiFi accessory ('Celestron.xx' signal) which is better, but still struggles beyond about twelve feet, but in TeamCelestron I have been told that "up to 20 feet" was the anticipated operating range for that version (but I wonder what the reality is?). Both are out of warranty, and I respect that wireless technology has advanced since 2015.
Now there is apparently a third generation version. But how has it been improved? I wish to connect my scope in Access Point mode to a high powered Netgear EX8000 wireless extender situated about 15 feet away from my scope behind double glazing. My wireless adapters in my Intel NUCs will comfortably connect to it up to 100 feet distant, but my existing Celestron WiFI won't. Nobody should reply that I could use instead use Cat6a cable or dual computer wireless as I already do. But life would be a lot easier with CPWI if I could get a SkyPortal dongle with a strong enough signal that meets my requirements. I have had success using dual wireless adapters and then the dongle only need connect over three feet. But if I could get a dongle with enough range it would be much simpler.
So has anybody got experience of the third generation SkyPortal dongle? Over what range have you succeeded with Access Point mode? I don't want to fork out another £125 to find I have bought another lemon. I can't find any manufacturers information and my local retailers won't commit to guaranteeing any range. I have a ticket in with Celestron Support. Surely somebody can confirm what effective range this third version has?