Wireless between buildings (residential)

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Jan 19th, 2009
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I am running a home business from my home. I am moving my office to a guest house, approximatrely 150 ft from my exixting linksys router. Signal strength is low to non-existant. I cannot hardwire to the new location. What is the harware solution to keep the current wireless network in my house yet get a strong dependable siganl at the guest house? Thanks

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jeff.kish Mon, 01/19/2009 - 09:45
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Well, I doubt you want to install a Cisco solution here, because it would be incredibly expensive :) The "best" design would be to purchase two bridges, extend the wireless out to the house, and terminate it into a switch with an access point. Seems a bit elaborate though.

Try purchasing larger antennas. LinkSys routers use RP-TNC connectors, so make sure you get them with the right ends. I would investigate a 6-9dBi directional/patch antenna, and have it pointed at the new house. It should still provide enough "backwash" signal for you to connect clients within your home.

The are lots of places to get antennas, including TerraWave.


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