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Topic # 164312 5-Feb-2015 09:25
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I want to extend the range of my WiFi to allow access from our granny annex located about 40m from the standard Vodafone router but in a bit of a depression in the land.  I can see the network from the annex lounge and managed to connect a Linksys RE1000 unit I already had but, the signal is flaky and I guess the RE1000 can at best, only extend what it is receiving.  I tried the extender from the closest point in the main dwelling to the annex but as I understand the repeated signal is degraded anyway, I don't seem to get any better strength in the annex.

 

So; what I'm after is advice on setting up a LOW COST wireless link to support a single laptop running in the annex.  All the user really wants is email and coming from dial-up, I don't see speed as a major issue.

 

Thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 1231518 5-Feb-2015 09:29
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You also have the option of powerline networking equipment where one of the powerline networking adapters has wifi capabilities like this one:
http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/home-solutions/connect/powerline/dhp-w310av-powerline-av-500-wireless-n-extender 




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  Reply # 1231519 5-Feb-2015 09:31
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maybe power line adapters could be the go? people talk about them alot on here but i havent ever had the need to look into them so couldnt tell you much at all

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  Reply # 1231520 5-Feb-2015 09:31
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Thanks - Thought about powerline but sadly the main house is on 3-phase and the annex on a separate single phase connection with its own meter so can't see how that could work :(

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  Reply # 1231522 5-Feb-2015 09:33
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extension cord :P

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  Reply # 1231524 5-Feb-2015 09:36
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I'm currently in the process of doing something similar (a very short haul PtP link) I've yet to get it up and running (a combination of lack of people/bad weather/laziness stalling the install)

My plan is to use two of these http://www.gowifi.co.nz/ubiquiti-networks/ubiquiti-networks-radios/ubiquiti-nanobeam-nbe-5ac-19.html  The idea being that the 5GHz band is a lot clearer than the 2.4 GHz so I should be able to find a free section of 5GHz bandwidth, and when I get fibre installed I want about 100mbps real world throughput on the link to stop it being a performance chokepoint.

Hopefully I'll get a day where I have both an assistant, and no rain to put the radios up and get this thing rolling.




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  Reply # 1231526 5-Feb-2015 09:40
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Jase2985: extension cord :P


Presumably you're joking.
Bad idea.
A 40m outside run.
Illegal.
Ugly.
Dangerous.




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  Reply # 1231529 5-Feb-2015 09:43
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Sideface:
Jase2985: extension cord :P


Presumably you're joking.
Bad idea.
A 40m outside run.
Illegal.
Ugly.
Dangerous.


Nothing wrong with the idea.  It's low voltage so not dangerous.  Get outdoor rated cable and bury it (spade into the ground, wiggle it to create a gap, push cable in, move over a bit, and so on).  8mm hole in the wall or floor to get the cable through.




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  Reply # 1231530 5-Feb-2015 09:46
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Sideface:
Jase2985: extension cord :P


Presumably you're joking.
Bad idea.
A 40m outside run.
Illegal.
Ugly.
Dangerous.


did you not notice the tounge pulling face next to it?

the forum is not so great at emoticons

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  Reply # 1231535 5-Feb-2015 09:46
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These are slightly cheaper and smaller and will do the job easily if you need to go down this route.  They can do several hundred meters easily.  I've used them several times.  There is a slightly more expensive 5ghz version but because it is short range point to point interference is not a significant issue.

http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-locom2-802.11n/g-200mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html   




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  Reply # 1231536 5-Feb-2015 09:48
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Illegal? Dangerous?

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  Reply # 1231538 5-Feb-2015 09:51
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Phiew!

 

Spade/cable is a last resort - I don't mind the spade bit but there's two very hard concrete drives in the middle . . . . . 

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  Reply # 1231539 5-Feb-2015 09:52
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Looks great but not quite the LOW cost I had in mind ;)

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  Reply # 1231540 5-Feb-2015 09:52
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Ti: Illegal? Dangerous?


Ethernet uses 2.5v, so it's less dangerous than sticking your tongue on a 9v battery.

Illegal how?  A professional cabling contractor would have kittens, but for you to do in your own home is not a problem.




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  Reply # 1231541 5-Feb-2015 09:52
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Definitely looking better cost-wise - thanks!

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  Reply # 1231542 5-Feb-2015 09:53
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Ti: I want to extend the range of my WiFi to allow access from our granny annex located about 40m from the standard Vodafone router but in a bit of a depression in the land.  I can see the network from the annex lounge and managed to connect a Linksys RE1000 unit I already had but, the signal is flaky and I guess the RE1000 can at best, only extend what it is receiving.  I tried the extender from the closest point in the main dwelling to the annex but as I understand the repeated signal is degraded anyway, I don't seem to get any better strength in the annex. So; what I'm after is advice on setting up a LOW COST wireless link to support a single laptop running in the annex.  All the user really wants is email and coming from dial-up, I don't see speed as a major issue. Thanks in advance!


Hi,

Where in the country are you located?

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