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Posted on 2007-04-10
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I have a building that is about 300 feet away from my house. I would like to use an Access Point so I have connections in my building. I'm thinking of using a Linksys WAP54GPE but I really do not want to speed that much money. Any recommendations on a reliable external A.P. and feed back would be appreciated
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you can use any access point and mount the unit inside.  just run a cable for the antenna to mount outside.  you will need a booster antenna anyways to get kind of range.
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if you're going to try to run voip over it i'd be concerned about he distance and any interference. 300 ft. is going to require some modification like a booster antenna ans WMIF noted, to reach.

are you looking for an AP/router with built in voip? or just data connectivity?
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Thanks rpalmeira22,
I'm looking for a A.P. to do data connection but you do bring up a good point. VOIP is something I would concider maybe later down the road. Any suggestions on an A.P. and/orantenna option for indoor solution like WMIF suggests? I do have a netgear WG602 V2
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any ap will work as long as it has a hookup for an antenna.  although those newer MIMO or pre-N routers use 3 antennas together to put together the signals.  i dont think you would be able to split those antennas up.  they are based on undecided "standards" anyways so i wouldnt suggest them either way.  

if you have a very little area to cover in that remote building, you should use a directional antenna that will focus the energy better to the target.

a google search for "wireless antenna" will give you many results.  some you can buy, and some you can build yourself.  here is a explaination of the different types of antennas.
http://www.radiolabs.com/Articles/wifi-antenna.html
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