Wifi to metal building

January 30, 2017 at 12:50:59
Specs: Linux , Un
I want to run wifi from my home to a metal building and be able to have several laptops connected at once....for a crafting class. I ran a hard wire from my router to another router..but only one computer can stay connected. ..I tried running a wifi extender...epic fail.. my home and building have separate breaker boxes....I'm running out of options and my class starts in 3 days

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#1
January 30, 2017 at 13:03:08
Clarify this statement...

I ran a hard wire from my router to another router..but only one computer can stay connected.

Are you saying you have run a cat-5 or cat 6 (ethernet) cable between your house and the metal shed?

And if so how have you run the cable (underground or above ground)?


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#2
January 30, 2017 at 20:07:20
The second router needs to be set up as a wireless access point if you want to use Wifi there. Download the full manual for yout second router from their web site for these instructions as they are rarely included in the quick set up with the router.
If you are using hard wire to the computers then you need a switch with at least one more port greater than you have computers and use that to divide the access to all computers (no router is necessary for this).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 1, 2017 at 05:50:46
Connect YOUR laptop with the the wifi, by wireless or cable
Then use your wireless-network-card as a hotspot:
I hope you got one of those :), else just ask one of you students to do the same thing.
(
You can turn it on by:
1: right clicking the wifi/ethernet icon in the bottom left(next to the time indicator)
2: open network centre
3: change adaptersetting
4: configure your wifi-card, if you have 2 configure youre miniport/hotspot card
)

good luck ;)

Simple solutions are often the best


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#4
February 1, 2017 at 07:48:53
#3 is a viable metod true, However a router properly configured as a wifi access point is by far the better... Using one computer to serve others means that computer has to be on and active at any time; whereas a router stands alone, and also likely uses less power...?

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#5
February 2, 2017 at 04:06:26
I agree trvlr but he was running out of time since his class starts today :/
I hope he managed to fix it in time

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#6
February 2, 2017 at 08:06:06
mmm understand "hidde63" - and I agree it would have at least got it going...

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