I have my home unit on the roof of my cabin, which sets on the highest point of my farm. I have 2 cameras that are probably close to .5 mile from the home, and make it home without linking through another camera. I'm running 5 J series, plus the cell home. I am very pleased with the networking features, they exceed my expectations. I am still trying to figure out the sensing and flash, they are much more finicky than my Brownings. The straps are a constant frustration, they try and make it way too complicated.