how to shoot wifi signal to outbuilding

Dell / XPS
May 14, 2012 at 15:08:13
Specs: Windows 7
I have a building 50 yards behind my house, and I'd like to get Internet service there without having to pay for a second connection. I'm thinking I may be able to do this with some sort of signal extender/booster in conjunction with a high-gain directional antenna. Both my house and the other building have a brick facade. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please be specific, as I'm not very familiar with this sort of thing. (Model numbers of any suggested equipment would be great.) Thanks in advance for your help!

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May 14, 2012 at 15:15:59
Rather than do the leg work for you, I'll give you a link to a company who's wireless products we've used here at my work in limited capacity.

I suspect something like a wireless "long range client bridge" might be what you're looking for but definitely look through their stuff or email them and ask what they'd recommend you use.

Once you know what type of device best suits your needs, do some shopping around. Compare spec's and prices and find yourself a good deal.

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.

***William Henley***

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May 14, 2012 at 15:38:55
Here is the DIY solution, I have always wanted to try this but I have never had an application for it.

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May 15, 2012 at 13:59:05
Thanks to you both!. The engadget solution looks great but is more of a project than I want to tackle. I'll see what Engenius Tech suggests. If I ever get this all worked out, I'll plan to post details here.

If anyone else has suggestions, please post them as well.


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May 16, 2012 at 04:16:50
If the outbuilding is on the same mains ring then you can use 'powerline adapters' (do a Google to see what ones are available) which are more reliable than a totally wireless solution. If you then want a wifi connection in the outbuilding you can add a standard wireless access point.

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