I am trying to extend a wireless network from inside one steel building to inside another steel building about 500 feet away.
The first building has 1 computer and has DSL coming in, it uses a Speedstream wireless modem/router supplied by the phone company, this unit does not have removeable antennas, so I thought an Trendnet Access Point (wth the correct antenna connections) would do the trick but I'm not sure so please advise if I'm incorrect. On the outside of this building I have mounted a Directional 14dbi antenna from Trendnet.
On the second building I have also mounted the same 14dbi directional antenna,,, again I'm thinking all I need is a Access Point (another Trendnet 430)...again I'm not sure if this is corrct please advise....Now this is where I really get lost, Inside building 2 is a network of computers to date not using a internet connection. The current router only has 1 port open "uplink" can I just plug the patch cable from the access point and be connected on the whole network,...please advise, I'm new to this whole thing but everything I've read sure makes it sound easy enough and I've done it in small home networks... but I really am stumped by this whole access point thing... the configuring part ... and the tieing it into the existing network...Please help....it is urgent my boss is expecting it done 3 days ago... now I've talked him into Friday April 7th...
Thanks in advance,,, Jeff