Long range wirless

November 6, 2009 at 17:04:48
Specs: Windows Vista
ok here is my problem, I have a garage/mancave approx 600 feet from my house and can get a faint wifi signal from my house on my laptop and was wondering how I could get the wifi signal at the garage to a wired signal for my xbox, ps3, and desktop computer. Thought about running cat5 cable to the garage but Its not rated for that far of a run. Thank you guys for the help

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November 6, 2009 at 18:26:44

If they didn't say directional antenna I think.

There is also a gizmo that connects through your power line. The catch is you can ONLY have one breaker box. If your garage has it's own breaker box then it will not work. Homeplugs.

You can exceed the cat5 limit but quality falls off. You could run 10mb at 600feet.

Be nice to have fiber line out there. Still kind of expensive.

They also make ethernet to serial or short haul modems that might be fast enough.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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November 6, 2009 at 18:42:27
ok but how do I go back from wireless to a wired connection?

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November 10, 2009 at 13:16:31
This is called wireless bridging. You need a device at each location that connects to each other wirelessly. Each device is then connected to by network cable to a switch/router/pc

At that distance forget running xbox, ps3 and playing games on the internet via wireless with a soho level appliance. You need a professional setup which costs $$$.

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