Solved extend wifi to external garage 200 feet away

December 23, 2014 at 16:20:20
Specs: Windows 8
I recently moved and we have an external garage roughly 200 feet away from the router in the vinyl siding house unfortunately even with my apple router airport extreme 802.11n (model A1354) placed by the window in the office, the garage attached to the house prevents a clear line of sight to the external garage. I would like to extend my wifi coverage to the external vinyl siding garage some 200 ft away strong enough to be able to do gaming online on my playstation 4. wifi for the whole garage would be great also so our other devices could work out there as well but the ps4 is the most important thing right now and I could live without wifi throughout the house. my questions are what are my options? I cant do much physical labor and I don't want to spend over $200-300. I am clueless when it comes to this stuff and have yet to speak with anyone that seems to know what to do. this includes a tech that works at my ISP.
is my apple router going to have to be replaced? its a great router but it has no antennas on it. very occasionally my iPhone will pick up the router signal out there but it doesn't stay and its definitely too weak to do anything with. thanks in advance and I appreciate the reply in advance.

oh, we have dsl 7 mbps down and 1 mbps up

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December 23, 2014 at 20:04:54
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200Ft is probably too far for home grade wireless routers.

First, you can possibly run a wired network run (Cat5, 5e or 6) out to the garage from the router and either run it hardwired or add a wireless access point in the garage for that area.

Second, If the garage's power comes off the same main power panel as the rest of the house (running off one or two existing circuit breakers), you can use a pair of LAN over power line adapters and either run it hard wired from that adapter or connect a wireless access point to it for the garage and surrounding area.

Third, there is also a way to run a pair of directional antennas if you do have line of sight between the two buildings. See this thread for more details:

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 23, 2014 at 20:05:52
Is there any chance you can run an Ethernet cable to your shed?

Fingers has covered running a cable with more detail. Also EOP too.

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