Solved How do I extend NETGEAR wireless coverage range to 10 miles

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October 30, 2013 at 01:28:43
Specs: Windows 8, Intel core i3
Dear Folks, I just bought a wireless router (NETGEAR N300) to get the Wi-Fi internet connection in my portable device like laptop and tablet, but I have got a question for you that what kind of router and extra antenna needed to get my Wi-Fi internet connection from 10 mile away?
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October 30, 2013 at 08:14:00
A simple google search shows this has been successfully done up to 125 miles using home equipment

Here is one such article
http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/...

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#1
October 30, 2013 at 03:47:10
10 miles away?

No chance. No wireless router can do that!

A Wi-Fi signal just cannot travel that far.
The maximum distance at best is just outside the house where the router is located, some routers can't even manage that.

Even if you install a range-extender you will never get a range of 10 miles. That's impossible. Not even half a mile.

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#2
October 30, 2013 at 07:40:02
10 miles is possible, but not with the type of equipment you're thinking of using and to do it, you'll be spending many thousands of dollars.

Here's a directional antenna that we used to setup a wireless bridge at a distance of slightly under 1 mile of direct line of sight. You need 2 of them.

Hawking HOD12DP Hi Gain Outdoor Dual-Band 12dBi Directional Antenna Kit

And the access point we used.
Hawking HOWABN1 Hi-Gain Outdoor Wireless-300N Multifunction Access Point


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#3
October 30, 2013 at 07:56:08
The problem is that signal strength varies inversely as the square of the distance. This is simple physics. If a normal distance were .1 mile increasing this to 10 miles would require 100 x 100 or 10,000 times the power. Any method of achieving that would be highly impractical as well as illegal.

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#4
October 30, 2013 at 08:12:26
Impractical, yes. Illegal, depends.

To get the desired 10 mile distance, you'll need to use microwave antennas and have direct line of sight. It would only be illegal if you didn't get the proper licensing from the FCC.

It would be cheaper and easier to get a dedicated point2point circuit from the telco.


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October 30, 2013 at 08:14:00
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A simple google search shows this has been successfully done up to 125 miles using home equipment

Here is one such article
http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/...

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October 30, 2013 at 09:01:09
At a shop I sub myself out to, they sell antenna's shaped like the first small satellite dishes that claim a line of sight distance of 50km or about 30 miles. I forget the price, as we got 2 in (but it was not crazy <$500) and we have never had an opportunity to use or test them. Living in Canada with lots of rural areas we get creative at getting people highspeed in the backwoods. Little boxes mounted on silos, old antenna towers, microwave towers, you name it. So, here we get people who say put a dish on a silo and they charge all their neighbors for use, in general, it works well but there are often issues of dropping signal strengths, and reliability of the signal issues. The speed really varied on some set ups, so I think strength and reliability can be more costly, it depends what one is trying to achieve.

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