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  # 1355335 30-Jul-2015 14:39
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I should clarify.  My houses are in a small village, with a few more houses nearby. I am the only one with Internet let alone WiFi. No obvious wiring between the two houses, wiring is slung along poles, along the sides of houses or underground around here.  

The two houses are separated by an empty piece of wasteland owned a third party property, narrow but not mine so I cannot cross it legally with a cable.  The owner is 93 and French, and for on of those two reasons refused me permission to cable across it.  Hence my use of a directional WiFi antenna.

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  # 1355367 30-Jul-2015 15:09
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Splitting up the antenna types will break the MIMO features of 802.11n and ac, and will cause all sorts of thruput issues.

First thing would be to put 2 identical antennas on the AP, pointed in the same direction and see how that helps with the thruput across the bridge between the 2 buildings. Ideally they _should_ be opposite polarity etc but that is ideal, and going thru stuff will scatter the polarity anyway.

But if you can get the outdoor gear installed and working that will be a better option than using the same AP's that are providing service to your client devices for the bridge.




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  # 1355724 31-Jul-2015 09:41
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richms: Splitting up the antenna types will break the MIMO features of 802.11n and ac, and will cause all sorts of thruput issues.

First thing would be to put 2 identical antennas on the AP, pointed in the same direction and see how that helps with the thruput across the bridge between the 2 buildings. Ideally they _should_ be opposite polarity etc but that is ideal, and going thru stuff will scatter the polarity anyway.

But if you can get the outdoor gear installed and working that will be a better option than using the same AP's that are providing service to your client devices for the bridge.


You don't have to put the outdoor gear outside, either -- you can point it through windows and even walls.  Everything between the radios will cause you signal loss -- our 200MBps connection was deliberately set up to have nothing in the way -- but the outdoor gear has built in directional antennae, so at least the signal will be focused in the right direction.

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  # 1356137 31-Jul-2015 15:45
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deadlyllama:

You don't have to put the outdoor gear outside, either -- you can point it through windows and even walls.  Everything between the radios will cause you signal loss -- our 200MBps connection was deliberately set up to have nothing in the way -- but the outdoor gear has built in directional antennae, so at least the signal will be focused in the right direction.


Houses in europe tend to be a bit more robust than the houses here, so getting through 300mm of stone (my friends house has walls made of flint!) is going to be a challenge for 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz has no chance :-)



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