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Topic # 229223 13-Feb-2018 16:55
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Hi There, I'm looking for advice on a cost effective setup for getting Wifi signal to two sheds one 160m from the main house and one 60m Line of sight, I was thinking Ubiquiti nanobeam and unifi or something similar? what would you recommend? Thanks

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  Reply # 1956479 13-Feb-2018 17:24
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Yep, a Ubiquiti nanobeam, microwave antennas or fiber optic cables would all work, even up to 1 KM.

For the 60 meter one, you can bury an Cat6 ethernet cable for 100 meters and 1Gbps, which should be cheaper if you do it yourself.

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  Reply # 1956806 14-Feb-2018 09:49
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The Nanostations will do that distance in their sleep as well, and are less fussy about alignment than the nanobeams.  The Nanostations aren't rated for the same distance as the Nanobeams but have a more generous beam angle which makes lining them up ridiculously easy as 'close enough is good enough'.


We use a pair of NanoBeam 5AC units to bridge a 500m space, and get a real-world 300-350mbps across it.  The antenna were aligned only with my eyecrometer as my mount point and ladder height didn;t let me see the signal strength LEDs on one edge.

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  Reply # 1958119 14-Feb-2018 16:12
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there's also mikrotik's new 'wireless wire' system running on 60ghz (802.11ad) - claims to deliver true 1gbs full duplex over that kind of distance


relatively inexpensive :


of course being 60ghz line of sight really does mean that!!







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  Reply # 1959308 16-Feb-2018 19:41
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TPLink powerline wifi extenders


One PLC connected to router, and one PLC+Wifi unit in each shed

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

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For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here

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