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Gilco2

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#281524 22-Feb-2021 20:35
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I am moving to place where only wifi internet is available. None of the isp's provide wireless broadband to the area.  Is there a way to change the incoming wifi signal to ethernet so I can connect my synology server to the internet. Synology have removed the ability to put wifi dongle on it.

 

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  #2661432 22-Feb-2021 20:38
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Use a Mikrotik AP as a client bridge




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  #2661434 22-Feb-2021 20:39
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do you mean mobile broadband? if it was wifi internet then your provider would provide you with a dish and a router to connect to it.


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  #2661503 22-Feb-2021 21:18
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nztim: Use a Mikrotik AP as a client bridge
thank you, I will look into that.

 

 




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  #2661505 22-Feb-2021 21:19
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Many routers can also be used as a wireless bridge if you have one lying around.


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  #2661507 22-Feb-2021 21:21
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Jase2985:

 

do you mean mobile broadband? if it was wifi internet then your provider would provide you with a dish and a router to connect to it.

 

no its not available. I could always just use mobile plan with endless data if comes to it.   Am moving to campground that is converting to semi retirement village so no fibre or copper to individual cottages. They have fibre to the office and just a wifi signal from there- where they will give me password each time they change it.


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  #2661509 22-Feb-2021 21:25
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Scott3:

 

Many routers can also be used as a wireless bridge if you have one lying around.

 

ok I have a fritzbox 7590 sitting in storage while waiting for cottage to be completed, will look if that could be used

 

 


  #2661518 22-Feb-2021 21:40
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Gilco2:

 

no its not available. I could always just use mobile plan with endless data if comes to it.   Am moving to campground that is converting to semi retirement village so no fibre or copper to individual cottages. They have fibre to the office and just a wifi signal from there- where they will give me password each time they change it.

 

 

makes more sense when you provide that extra information




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  #2661539 22-Feb-2021 22:16
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Look here for APs that have a bridge mode but double-check the relevant manual before purchasing any particular unit https://classic.pricespy.co.nz/category.php?m=s336038247&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms#prodlista

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  #2661950 23-Feb-2021 20:57
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Broadband performance is going to be pretty poor if there's one connection spread around a bunch of cottages wirelessly.

 

Make sure you have your own router set up so that others can't peek back into your network - you don't want your neighbours to be able to see your NAS even if it's password protected.


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  #2661965 23-Feb-2021 21:40
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This sounds like a quite isolated area to not have a local WISP at least, yet it has fibre available at the main office...odd.


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  #2661975 23-Feb-2021 22:16
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quickymart:

 

This sounds like a quite isolated area to not have a local WISP at least, yet it has fibre available at the main office...odd.

 

 

These cottages will be built on the old campground which will be one SAMID

 

if done correctly each cottage will have in-fill paid for by the developer and will have a unique SAMID which fibre can be ordered against





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  #2662014 24-Feb-2021 07:56
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nztim:

 

These cottages will be built on the old campground which will be one SAMID

 

if done correctly each cottage will have in-fill paid for by the developer and will have a unique SAMID which fibre can be ordered against

 

 

 

 

I hadnt heard that as no longer up with technology.  That must be how Papamoa was setup. Due to supplies my one there fell through.  I am moving to Kaipoi to be closer to family and my brother organised this for me. I will be there Friday to sign up so can ask there.  I was more leaning to cellular for the reason didnt want others seeing my nas and trying to break in etc.  Will ask about SAMID.  Have googled how that works but havent found anything yet. Thankyou for the help





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  #2662025 24-Feb-2021 08:37
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If spashing out on new stuff I'd probably go the Unifi gear way. Mikrotik is great but only if you're a fully qualified network engineer. 


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  #2662026 24-Feb-2021 08:39
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It sounds like you are after something like this ($60):
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETTPL0850/TP-Link-TL-WA850RE-N300-Wi-Fi-Range-Extender-1-x-L

If you search for "wireless bridge" and sift through the results there are quite a few devices like this.




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  #2662116 24-Feb-2021 11:06
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olivernz:

 

If spashing out on new stuff I'd probably go the Unifi gear way. Mikrotik is great but only if you're a fully qualified network engineer. 

 

 

Their old stuff was a lot easier for bridging as you could use the standard WiFi protocol or AirMax whereas now a lot of devices are restricted to using AirMax now. Adopting and managing UniFi devices is a bit of a hassle for one-off use cases and ad-hoc management. The outdoor mesh access points left me very underwhelmed in terms of performance, range and reliability vs the older M2 NanoSations (which are still going great).


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