GOA : Parents going to great lengths to ensure that their children can attend online classes , a family in a remote village of Sattari has purchased an industrial grade wireless router and fixed it on a tree in a field.The village, approximately 10km from Guleli, has no internet connectivity, but with classes going online, the parents had no option but to try all means to ensure that their son can continue second year classes , said Amogh Desai, a systems administrator who setup the router.“The device is a 4G-3G router usually used for industrial use to connect remote location CCTV cameras to their main offices. It has a SIM card slot and a LAN port. In an open area it can give wifi access for a radius of 50-100m,” Desai further said.
The village is situated on a small hillock on the fringe of a forest area. Desai laid a power line from the house till the tree, whose branches were cut so that there is no disruption in signal.he family of the student did not wish to come on record given the political tussle over the IIT-Goa campus and protests in the Shel Melauli village.After walking around their house, the family found a spot in their farm where 3G signal strength is available.“That tree where the device is mounted, is the only place where the family gets signal. If you go a meter higher, you don’t get range and if you go a meter lower, there is no range,” Desai said.
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