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Topic # 232014 25-Mar-2018 22:04
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I'm building a house in the Coromandel. 


Local guys have told me "the internet is rubbish here". Which isn't acceptable for me personally.  


I have found that a new fibre install will terminate approx 2km from my house, across the harbour. 


My house is on a ridge top, and could potentially beam internet across the harbour from an access point <2km away. 


I would like to approach the local community to look at a radio network for the area, if the fibre cannot be extended (unlikely I guess). 




I'd really appreciate some information pointing me in the right direction for hardware.  My google-foo has gotten me nowhere.


I'd love to get in contact with a company would could do a price estimate, so I can talk with local home owners. (its can't buffer youtube bad...). 




much appreciated, 

















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  Reply # 1983076 25-Mar-2018 22:25
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Maybe THIS could give you some help?

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  Reply # 1983085 25-Mar-2018 22:39
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i had to do the same thing for my parents heres the write up of the setup,


the setup is fairly easy and shouldnt be a problem, would you have direct line of sight?


there is a took that can help you sort out the link and the gear to use and so on but the best thing its good for is the terrain


have a look to see if it would be achievable and go from there






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  Reply # 1983109 26-Mar-2018 06:18
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Going over water can be problematic.

Is there no existing wireless ISP in the coromandel?

@raytaylor is probably the man on here to comment on this thread.

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  Reply # 1983113 26-Mar-2018 06:49
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There are ways to help with water crossings, ie place the AP at the rear of a building/house so that it cannot see the water, at least the close in water. Also select models with antenna designs that are more controlled.



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  Reply # 1983124 26-Mar-2018 07:59
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I would suggest Lightwire or Strata Net


Crossing water is not easy. If you are within a short distance from the end of the fiber you might be able to get that new extended VDSL - usually where the fiber ends, there is a cabinet feeding copper. 


Going across water can be tricky, its not just reflections off the water, it can be affected by humidity and weather. 

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