What is the maximum range of a router?
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.
Last edited by vsheetz; 09-12-2009 at 03:30 AM.