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# 257196 19-Sep-2019 22:51
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I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terminology, so please excuse me if my description is a little imprecise...

Say you have a location with internet connection and an access point for wireless devices near it... But say you want to set up another access point some number of kilometers away, utilising the first locations net connection... Is there a way to send a signal wirelessly over long range? (I'm guessing by making the signal very much directional, rather than the 360 degree signal from an access point?

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  # 2320817 19-Sep-2019 23:04
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Actually sorry for locking this - I didn't fully read the post, I thought it was referring to your other topic.

 

What you're after is a P2P Radio like the Ubiquiti Lightbeam to name one (https://www.ui.com/airmax/litebeam-ac-gen2/) - this can go a number of km.

 

See here also: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/204952224-airMAX-Planning-an-Outdoor-Wireless-Link and take a look at the tool here: https://link.ui.com/







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  # 2320822 19-Sep-2019 23:23
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Thank you for the reply. I'll have a good through look at the links you've provided. Just to help with my confusing wording here's a diagram of my problem. The bigger the range the better


 
 
 
 


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  # 2320825 19-Sep-2019 23:30
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Yep - so basically these wireless P2P bridges have Etherrnet. You hook up one to your router, line them up on the roof (you need line of sight) to one another with the correct mounting equipment and this extends your network to the other side. There are also a number of posts on here from people who have done this in the past also.







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  # 2320826 19-Sep-2019 23:39
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So say line of sight is an issue, is it possible to setup something that acts like a repeater on high ground before it's final destination? Would you be able to kind of Daisy chain them?

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  # 2320827 19-Sep-2019 23:46
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Roughly how many km?

 

Can you get a line of site? (very important)

What kind of project budget?

 



As an example a pair of these point to point units (at around $2000 each), would allow a performance up to 1Gbps, and range up to 100km (with line of site)   https://www.ui.com/airfiber/airfiber5/

 

Install one at location 1, and feed it with data (and power)

 

Install another at location 2, and use the data from it to feed your access point(s) and any wired stuff with data requirements.


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  # 2320831 20-Sep-2019 00:35
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At the cheap end of the scale, there are these outdoor accesspoints from aliexpress that are 5GHz and reasonable power. low speed tho.

 

I think those are the same as a friend used to blast internet out to their sleepout, once set up work great as a WDS bridge between the 2 ends. Just make sure to get 5GHz ones since theyre not dual band, you choose the band when you buy them.





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  # 2320872 20-Sep-2019 01:02
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SomePostman: So say line of sight is an issue, is it possible to setup something that acts like a repeater on high ground before it's final destination? Would you be able to kind of Daisy chain them?

 

 

 

Short answer is yes, but adds cost. You need an additional two units, and some way to power them.


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