My partner’s parents live in the rural area about 15km outside Opunake in the Taranaki region.
Unfortunately they do not have broadband and once upon a time I did try their dialup and peaked with a staggering 9600K plus a very unreliable line.
We after a couple of years with no internet they basically would like to try to come into the 21st century to keep in touch with the family. I have been out there with a Telecom T-Stick and have had a bit of success (not perfect). The reason for this issue is mainly that they are in a bit of a dead spot plus they have a unique concrete construction in their main living area of their home.
Well I am not all doom and gloom. Upstairs in their home cellular coverage appears to be reasonably stable.
Basically they have reach out to me for help. I think the fixed line is still a long shot as they have had Chorus out before and it was not looking so flash. That leaves Mobil broadband.
Right for the 1 Million dollar question.
Basically they want to us it in their main living area which is not in a reliable area of the house. Is there a way to set up a system upstairs which is not connected directly to a computer but to a wireless router? I.e. A T-stick or similar to the router then the wireless router transmits to their PC and or Laptop.
Any ideas anyone for this suggestion or any other ideas to consider??? I have considered satellite but this is a little expense for their minimal use(They are retired so I can’t see them doing too much torrent’ing)