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# 177400 1-Aug-2015 11:36
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I have asked about this before and this was suggested.  I had a look at the PDF file online.  Do I need a rocket dish also?  Just to confirm this will work if plugged directly to the power outlet right, I don't need a PoE router?  How much is the rocket dish? 


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  # 1356566 1-Aug-2015 11:52
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how about you start from the beginning and outline your setup and what you are trying to achieve? go slow be detailed, and then read it back to yourself and think, would someone else understand this before clicking post/submit

as your post makes no sense what so ever

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  # 1356569 1-Aug-2015 11:56
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The dishes are used for point to point over long distances. No need for the dish ones in a house situation, even if your yard was the size of kimdotgone's one, the nanos will do a link across it.




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  # 1356574 1-Aug-2015 12:06
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Residential house - 100Mbps UFB setup with My Republic's provided ASUS router. 
Inside the house the house gets reception fine for 90%.  The other 10% doesn't need it.  They all use wireless connection. 

At the back of the house there are an extra sleeping unit which the reception isn't that great. 


I had a look at the Ubiquiti outdoor unit might have been the M2 model.  On the top of the square box there are two aerial connectors.  Since I don't need the rocket dish.  Are the two pointy antennas provided or do I have to buy them separately? 

We can run a Cat6 cable from the ASUS router to the back of the house.  The PDF file shows it included a PoE device.  One Cat6 cable plugs into the device from Uubiquiti unit.  The other Cat6 cable plugs from the ASUS router.  At the other end of the PoE device the power outlet cable can just be plugged to the wall socket?  Therefore I don't need a PoE compliant router? 


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  # 1356575 1-Aug-2015 12:12
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Can you get cable to the cieling of the room closest to the sleepout? A unifi AP there would sort interior wifi issues, and a second one in the sleepout may work well enough to get a wireless uplink to the one in the house. Wireless uplink will hammer the performance but is at least stable.

To do it best would need a pair of outdoor M5 units to bridge the buildings and a second AP inside the sleepout, getting pricy.

Before doing that I would see if you can get a powerline connection from the house to the sleepout. Depending on the electric layout it may work well. Then just plug a second cheap accesspoint into the powerline unit in the sleepout to serve wireless clients there, and if there are wired ones plug them straight into the powerline box.

Buy from somewhere with no restocking fee and ask them if it will work for a sleepout. Salesmen will always say yes so that gives you grounds to return it if the power situation means that it is on a seperate phase or something to stop the signal




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  # 1356578 1-Aug-2015 12:17
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Ok so you cannot just install a single AP unit then with a run of Cat cable?  Like how some do it with a spare router and disable DHCP set as a different SSID?

The ASUS router right now is already on the side of the house facing the sleep out unit.   The house in question is like 100yrs old so they have old strong walls.

There is a bit of shelter from the wind / rain close by at the back.  Could we put in a round interior unit there?


Edit.  We are looking at running a 15m Cat5/6 cable to close by of the sleep out unit and install an AP unit. 

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  # 1356602 1-Aug-2015 13:11
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You can do that, but it will always be better inside the sleepout as you wont have 2 more walls blocking it. If you are doing that then I wouldnt bother with ubiquity gear, there are plenty of exterior power over ethernet accesspoints for way less money. Ubiquity excels in that it is easy to manage heaps of them from a single PC, if you are only adding one then a TP link or other similar generic one will be fine.




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  # 1356607 1-Aug-2015 13:30
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Ok thanks for that. 

Yes there is a sleep out unit and also a shed and the outside area (in summer).  Just technically not just one unit.  Yes, just one additional unit to be added and we certainly won't be managing it.  It would be set it up and walk away until it breaks. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 1361452 9-Aug-2015 11:07
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Got it working at home testing now. What is the Wi-Fi extender mode? Does it take the existing router settings and just increase the area reception space? Same password is it cos it doesn't let you specify one.

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  # 1361531 9-Aug-2015 14:34
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wifi extension will generally half you max speed

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