Solved wifi from my house to next door

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March 16, 2017 at 08:09:38
Specs: Windows 10, 8 gb
if i have wifi in my house, how can i get my grandkids nextDOOR TO USE my wifi? please show diagrams.

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March 21, 2017 at 07:06:55
I had a quick look at just one company's equipment. That's not to say you can't get what you need from someone else and for a better price so it's always advisable to shop around and compare. I've used some EnGenius equipment in the past and was happy with it. I thought a 'bridge' might be all you need so I looked at that on their website and found this:

https://www.engeniustech.com/engeni...

That one unit alone might do what you need. Put it on the grandkids house by that window they can get a signal at and point it at your house and connect in "bridge" mode. You would probably still require a SOHO router in their house to provide wifi all over their house.

If that didn't work, two antenna's, one on your house, one on theirs, facing each other and connected in point-to-point mode would definitely work. I had a quick look on amazon and found this price:

https://www.amazon.com/EnGenius-Tec...

Again, I can't stress enough you need to get some help in order to make this work right. If you can afford it, I highly recommend hiring a professional to get you setup and running. If you can't, ask around, I'm sure you know someone who has a child that does this kind of thing for a living or at least knows enough to help you get it setup and working.

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***



#1
March 16, 2017 at 08:33:34
If the wifi signal is strong enough for them to pick it up, then all they would need is the password in order to be able to connect. Simples. No diagrams needed.

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March 16, 2017 at 09:31:45
well, they climb on top of freezer under window facing my house, and most of the time do good on there tablets, but they tare up blinds, trying to get up to the window. I use a TP_LINK, TL-WR740N, router, but do not understand the power. Do not understand all about extender, nor there power also. I also have another router, netgear, N300, that understand nothing about how to use and get signal there. They can pick up signal now, but it is inconvenient. There are 2 9 year olds, and 2, 12 year olds, yes, 4 of them trying to get off my wifi. When they are at the house, there is no problem. I would just like to get something that would allow them to each lay around on the floor, in the bed, or on the couch, and play with there tablets, and phones.

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#3
March 16, 2017 at 09:57:09
How close are your home and next door?

Where in your home is your is your router situated with respect the walls of your home and the nearest of next door?


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#4
March 16, 2017 at 11:27:57
we are in mobile homes, kinda like a cultasac, There window is on the outside wall, facing north. My window is on outside wall, facing west. Have not measured it, but looks like about 80 feet. I use the figure of 100 feet, incase it is like 87 feet.

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#5
March 16, 2017 at 12:23:11
Do you know anybody who does understand wireless better than you do?

I ask because it would greatly simplify things if you did. You could get them over and figure it out with them. I suspect an extender would be the best idea. Especially if you can find the type with an external (movable) antenna.

You could mount the antenna on the outside of your grandchildren's home right next to the window you spoke of above. And, if the antenna cable is long enough, route it to somewhere inside their house where you have power. If you get the right extender, it'll rebroadcast your signal throughout their house.

The other option would be point-to-point wireless antenna's.

The last option I can think of would be if you both own your homes, dig a trench from one house to the other (6' deep) and use ABS pipe to make conduit. In this case, 2" diameter maximum. Then you could just connect a router in their home and they'd have internet.

In any case, I suspect you'll need someone tech savvy about wireless and it's associated equipment.

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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#6
March 16, 2017 at 14:24:38
6 feet deep? Electrical code states 18" of cover is all that's necessary for non-metallic conduit so a 19-20" deep trench should do it.

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#7
March 16, 2017 at 20:44:00
"we are in mobile homes," so I doubt that trenching will be an option though running a steel cable between homes and suspending a Cat6 outdoor rated cable from it would bring the signal across to a wireless access point if situating the extender on a close wall is not enough. Many range extenders an be set up as an access point if you get someone who understands Wifi better, so the purchase will not be wasted.

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#8
March 18, 2017 at 10:46:09
6 feet deep? Electrical code states 18" of cover is all that's necessary for non-metallic conduit so a 19-20" deep trench should do it

That may be the standard for non-metallic conduit in your area according to electrical codes but what are the codes for burying conduit according to local civil engineering code books? I find it hard to believe that any city/town anywhere would allow underground conduit of any kind that was only buried 18-24".

I know it wouldn't take much to accidentally cut through a conduit only buried 18-24" deep. Heck, my dog could dig that up in a minute. A spade, backhoe or trench machine would make short work of anything at that depth.

6' down is a little harder to get to and a whole lot less likely to be damaged.

I know where I live up here in the great white north, we don't bury anything a mere 18" deep. Frost reaches deeper than that and frost heave during the thaw would likely damage it the first spring it was in the ground.

As for running a steel cable between the buildings so you can hang a network cable, it's not necessary. I have a roll of outdoor grade cable that comes with it's own support wire built in. You could easily find something like that in your locale I'm sure.

Before I went hanging any cables, or trenching, I'd get someone who knows about wireless and networking and I'd get their help. If an extender didn't do the trick, a pair of inexpensive point-to-point antennas would.

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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#9
March 21, 2017 at 06:35:27
can you furnish me info on an antenna that would reach me from about 125 feet?

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#10
March 21, 2017 at 07:06:55
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I had a quick look at just one company's equipment. That's not to say you can't get what you need from someone else and for a better price so it's always advisable to shop around and compare. I've used some EnGenius equipment in the past and was happy with it. I thought a 'bridge' might be all you need so I looked at that on their website and found this:

https://www.engeniustech.com/engeni...

That one unit alone might do what you need. Put it on the grandkids house by that window they can get a signal at and point it at your house and connect in "bridge" mode. You would probably still require a SOHO router in their house to provide wifi all over their house.

If that didn't work, two antenna's, one on your house, one on theirs, facing each other and connected in point-to-point mode would definitely work. I had a quick look on amazon and found this price:

https://www.amazon.com/EnGenius-Tec...

Again, I can't stress enough you need to get some help in order to make this work right. If you can afford it, I highly recommend hiring a professional to get you setup and running. If you can't, ask around, I'm sure you know someone who has a child that does this kind of thing for a living or at least knows enough to help you get it setup and working.

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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#11
March 22, 2017 at 17:50:24
solved....i shall try one of these. thank you.

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#12
March 23, 2017 at 07:42:53
I hope you can find someone who can help you. It would simplify things greatly and make your life easier! Good luck! :)

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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