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# 214940 4-Jun-2017 08:30
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Just after some help with setting up internet in a sleepout that is about 20 from the modem router. So far after doing some research I am thinking a 30 m cat6 cable outdoor rated in polythene piping under house along fence then through window. Then do I attach it to a switch box with a wireless thing plugged in (need suggestions on what to get here). I have tried power over internet adapters and would need to install another plug on same circuit by modem to make that work, I am also not sure they would have enough strength to stream Netflix etc

Aim to have internet out there for Netflix plus wireless for laptop or mobile and Budget is $100-200

There is a tv cable underground to the sleepout, builders that built the place 6 years ago said it had all the cables needed but can only see phone jack and tv arial points.

All help especially where to get cheap bits most appreciated

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  # 1794416 4-Jun-2017 08:53
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I could have written the exact post a couple of years ago. I bought 35m ethernet, ran it to the sleepout, through garage ceiling. Sleepout and garage is one building. Attach a bridge moded access point with wifi. 


As the home is 6yo and they reckon cables are there, I'd pay for a data capable sparky to have a look. Thats a cheap minimum charge investment, and if he happened to pop in on the way to a job for a few minutes, free, as he will expect the job. Id get it done properly by a sparky. Cable is cheap, it might all come close to $200, maybe less if he just needs to work with an existing cable run.

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  # 1794417 4-Jun-2017 08:54
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There are ethernet over coax adaptors if you want to reuse the tv cable?


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  # 1794420 4-Jun-2017 09:06
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Phone run is most likely at least cat5. Need to reterminate both ends and run additional at house end to router/switch. Get a quote first if you can't do the work yourself.


As mentioned above devices exist that can extend Ethernet over coax cable but cost would be way outside budget and still labour involved reterminating cable etc.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.

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  # 1794438 4-Jun-2017 10:19
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I'd echo spyware's suggestion - trying to repurpose the phone cable (assuming that you don't actually use the phone) is a good start.


Whereabouts are you based? There may be a geekzoner willing to help

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  # 1794550 4-Jun-2017 14:30
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Thanks for the help, I am in Hoonhay Chch and would be super greatful if there is someone who can help otherwise I will start to look at the other options

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  # 1796249 7-Jun-2017 21:52
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Have you considered a wireless mesh solution like Google Wifi? Or a longe range wireless AP?

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  # 1796280 7-Jun-2017 22:06
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pedrogarcia: Have you considered a wireless mesh solution like Google Wifi? Or a longe range wireless AP?


If you're going the wireless route, wouldn't a point-to-point bridge like a pair of LiteBeams be a better idea?

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