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Topic # 131043 6-Oct-2013 22:32
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Hi ya, 

I am looking at a solution to give me good wifi on my whole section, and to next door ( good friends and we spend s lot of time at each others place. )
Summer time, I was working outside and < 20 meters from my current base station ( apple time capsule - most recent previous model ).

I am running both a 24 and 5g signal, but regardless I am only getting 1 bar when outside. 

I was thinking a pair of point to points for each house as suggested in this post. 
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-loco-m5-802.11n/a-200mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html 
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=96911

but that won't help actual signal will it ?
I run the ubiq's to each house, but want to flood the area with signal. 
I like to mow that lawn listening to spotify, but I have to run on 3g as the signal cuts out, not making use of my fancy UFB connection. 

I was thinking I would mount the ubiq's on the TV aerial masts as they are no longer needed, I have a PoE router but they come with adaptors, so thats that sorted. 

Both houses are brick n tile. 


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  Reply # 908970 6-Oct-2013 22:49
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If you want a more proper setup, use a nanostation or nanobridge between the two houses for your link - one on each house. TV Antenna poles are perfect. Use 5ghz for it. Then APs as necessary at either end to cover the area.
The link will be a separate SSID, but all APs will be set to the same one so you can roam between them.

Or if you want a cheaper option, just firing a nanostation out in the direction of their property would work, but performance just won't be as good/reliable.



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  Reply # 908971 6-Oct-2013 22:53
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thanks eXDee, I will look in to the nanobridge/station. Price isn't an issue ( to a degree of course :) ) but getting a good connection is a must.

Do you recommend and PoE AP's to do the trick ?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 908989 6-Oct-2013 23:34
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PoE AP's are useful as you can prioritize the positioning of the device over access to a power source. You'll obviously be using them for the roof mounted link, but as for the indoor APs it depends on the situation.

I'll let someone else suggest what APs to use, as they might be able to give some personal suggestions. I'd go with something that's dual band though for sure.

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  Reply # 909038 7-Oct-2013 08:21
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sheldonlendrum: thanks eXDee, I will look in to the nanobridge/station. Price isn't an issue ( to a degree of course :) ) but getting a good connection is a must.

Do you recommend and PoE AP's to do the trick ?


If you put a couple of 5GHz nanostations on the TV antenna poles for a point to point link, why not put some 2.4GHz nanostations up to provide outdoor wifi, too?  You can probably get away with a single 2.4GHz nanostation (or picostation) on your TV antenna pole, pointing at your backyard.

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