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Old 09-12-2009, 02:17 AM   #16
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I have installed many long range WiFi links - interconnecting areas separated by just a few hundred feet up to several miles...

I have a workshop on the back of my property - a couple three hundred feet from the house. I installed an additional access point with a high gain yagi antennas mounted in the house attic and pointed towards the workshop to get a banging strong signal and subsequent high data rate, and so not to worry about the intervening roof, trees, etc. Also provides for connectivity anywhere on the rear of the property, patios areas, etc. Has been installed for a couple years - works great.

If my workshop were further away - say, to thousands of feet (given LOS (line of sight)), I would install another access point and yagi antenna in the workshop - this would create a point-to-point wireless bridge. Connect a WiFi access point to the workshop end of the bridge to provide for wireless coveage in the workshop area.

Longer distances can be done - but require some work to engineer the link, use parabolic anteannas, good LOS via towers or other height above ground to deal with the curvature of the earth, etc.


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Old 06-15-2010, 09:43 PM   #17
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I make no claims to the functionality of this device. I haven't used one, but I'm thinking about it. This is a wireless bridge. You basically have 2 wireless access points and two directional antennas. You put one at your house, plugged into the router, and put the other at your guest house. Aim the antennas at one another and you have a wireless bridge. In the guest house you'll want to put in a network switch and another wireless access point.

The bridge will not be broadcasting a connection for the users at point B. You'll need to provide a new wireless network there, thus the new access point.

There are plenty of similar ways to do this, this is just one idea.

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Old 12-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #18
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I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this but there is a signal booster that will amplify to wireless signal. There are other connection options if you search around.. Good Luck!


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