Wireless Point to Point Network

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  1. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    I have a broadband connection at my house, and would like to share it with our guest house which is about 500-700 feet from our main house. I know ordinary Wi-Fi will not reach distances of this magnitude, much less being outdoors. How could I go about doing this, besides running a long ass ethernet cable? Are there (semi-cheap) directional Wi-Fi antennas available that would serve this purpose? Thanks!
     
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    1. ethernet wouldn't reach anyway

    2. yes there are cheap directional antennas (google "hawking antenna" or just read this link)

    3. btw, ordinary wi-fi can and often does reach that distance using a regular 2.2 dbi rubber duck (the omni antenna that came with the AP) but *usually* the client can't push the signal back.

    4. You may want to check into a wireless bridge (link). It will cost a little more up front but it won't frustrate the shit out of you like trying to use a directional antenna on a client is guaranteed to do.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the advice. :bowdown:
     

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