how to pick up the free wifi signal from the lodge to cabin

February 14, 2018 at 06:05:22
Specs: Windows 10
we will be 500 ft from our cabin to the lodge. the free WiFi does not reach our cabin. Is there something I can do beside walking to the lodge with my computer

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#1
February 14, 2018 at 06:11:20
Seriously doubt it... Wifi does have its limits depending on how the service is distributed...

The lodge facility at Page Marina has the same situation. Wifi only in the main lobby etc. but no service (wifi or ethernet) in guest rooms etc.

(Is there per chance an ethernet feed within the cabin, but no wifi?)


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#2
February 14, 2018 at 09:49:51
You might be able to get the signal with a wifi bridge device. But it would have to be an antenna mounted externally on your cabin that you could connect to inside. It would require some research to see if they even make a bridge device capable of connecting from 500' away.

I've been contemplating doing something like this on my travel trailer. A lot (make that most) of the places we camp that do offer wifi only have one antenna and you can only get it if you're at the office. I was thinking about removing the TV antenna from the top and using it's post (it can be swiveled 360 degrees) and putting a bridge device on it and running a network cable into the trailer and connect it to a SOHO router.

But, I have yet to bother looking into bridge devices and doing this so I can't tell you off the top of my head if there is a device capable of bridging 500' and getting a decent signal.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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