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Topic # 113624 22-Jan-2013 18:46 Send private message

Hello

I have Telstras cable broadband
I want to move my internet into my garage temporarily while my house is repaired but the Sky cable won't reach. There is about 30-40 metres between the house and the garage.
I wonder what options are best.
My desktop machine doesn't have a wireless card so I'm thinking I could run an Ethernet cable from the modem in the house to the garage, but it will be exposed to the weather.
Or maybe ethernet over power adapter into the modem with the other one plugged into the garage.
Or I could plug in a router to the modem in the house and buy a high gain usb wireless card.
I rang Telstra to see how much it would cost to move the connection to the garage but they won't quote it over the phone. They told me I would need to ring Downer for a price.
I'll do that tomorrow.
Has anyone had any experience with this?

thanks
Ford

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  Reply # 749084 22-Jan-2013 19:34 Send private message

Just run a long Ethernet cable. It will be fine in the weather for a few months; if not then going through 2-3 cables is probably still cheaper than the other options. Or get an outdoor grade cable made up.




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