Solved Need WIFI in my garage 350' AWAY

July 30, 2017 at 05:49:06
Specs: Windows 10
I have a manufactured home and a metal garage that are 350' apart. Running a cable is out of the question because the two buildings are separated by a large lake. I have WIFI in the house that works great. Need to install wireless door sensors in the garage.
What is the best way to extend my WIFI signal
this distance?

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July 31, 2017 at 07:45:04
Point-to-Point antenna's will be your best bet. I've had some experience with EnGenius products. You'll want to look at the Outdoor AP/Bridge equipment.

Not knowing where you live, I can't vouch for availability in your area but there are plenty of other manufacturer's out there. I would recommend you first look over some of the stuff on EnGenius' site, find what suits your needs (check the spec sheet) and then compare with other products. Always, always, always check reviews! Once you've compared spec's, reviews and prices, you'll be ready to purchase and install. SOHO level equipment is pretty easy to work with.

I just recently configured/installed the following Unifi P-t-P wireless antennas in my place of work, but somehow I think that might be overkill for your needs........lol ;)

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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#1
July 30, 2017 at 06:18:19
If the house & garage are on the same electrical service, try a pair of powerline adapters. They use the house's electric wires to communicate, effectively turning outlets into ethernet ports. Just connect one to your internet modem/router & one to a wireless router in the garage. Generally they're just plug-n-play.

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July 30, 2017 at 11:08:59
With a lake in the way I doubt the two locations are on the same house distribution/consumer unit - where the fuses/mcbs are located.

Probably the best way would be directional antenna system... I'm not familiar with the full details (ins and outs) of such systems; but one two here are very much so. CurtR and Wanderer are usually well clued up on this approach. Possibly Curt R will drop across and advise - likewise Wanderer and/or one or two others.


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July 30, 2017 at 14:12:49
Riider,
Thanks for the response. Had no idea that I could do that. Unfortunately the power co is making me go with separate service. Any other thoughts?
Thanks,
Akitalover

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#4
July 30, 2017 at 14:16:15
Trvlr,
Thanks for the help. You got it, separate service. The antenna sounds like an idea, I hope that CurtR and Wanderer see this thread. Thanks for your help.
Akitalover

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July 30, 2017 at 20:04:01
I will recommend that this post be moved to the Networking section here for more advice.

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July 31, 2017 at 07:45:04
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Point-to-Point antenna's will be your best bet. I've had some experience with EnGenius products. You'll want to look at the Outdoor AP/Bridge equipment.

Not knowing where you live, I can't vouch for availability in your area but there are plenty of other manufacturer's out there. I would recommend you first look over some of the stuff on EnGenius' site, find what suits your needs (check the spec sheet) and then compare with other products. Always, always, always check reviews! Once you've compared spec's, reviews and prices, you'll be ready to purchase and install. SOHO level equipment is pretty easy to work with.

I just recently configured/installed the following Unifi P-t-P wireless antennas in my place of work, but somehow I think that might be overkill for your needs........lol ;)

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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