Extending wifi to a steel building 200 feet away

January 1, 2016 at 07:53:30
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,

I'm attempting to extend wifi from my house to a steel building about 200 feet away. In between the two buildings is a storage lot with a large amount of heavy machinery. I've tried using a Linksys long range extender but the signal is too weak (if I can pick it up at all). Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#1
January 1, 2016 at 09:43:14
See if anything from these two relevant posts help

http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...

http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...

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#2
January 1, 2016 at 10:09:31
Still Another post to check out

http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...

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#3
January 1, 2016 at 17:36:49
Ethernet Power Adapters could do the trick:

https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=...


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#4
January 4, 2016 at 13:35:43
Note that Ethernet powerline adapters will work only if the out building is connected through the same main power panel in the main building. If this is the case then it is probably your best answer and you can even connect a wireless access point to the powerline adapter to make it wireless at the remote location and in between.
If this is not the case then directional antenna between locations (I guess between wireless routers) would be an option.

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#5
January 4, 2016 at 14:51:22
I would consider two point-to-point wireless antenna's to connect the two buildings.

I've used some eNgenius equipment and found it robust, reliable and easy enough to use.
http://www.engeniuscanada.com/

As long as you have a direct line of sight, this would be the most cost effective solution.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#6
January 6, 2016 at 15:34:01
Unfortunately, they're not on the same main power panel, which rules out the Ethernet powerline adapters. The point to point antenna's might work, but I think we may end up just running a line across to the building. Thanks everyone!

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#7
January 6, 2016 at 20:52:32
That is the best answer though many are reluctant to do this. Make sure that you use outdoor rated wire. Run it either above ground or buried but inside a PVC conduit for protection. If buried, consider running a redundant spare wire through in case it becomes a problem later.

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