How to create a wireless N network with a range of 150-200 yards
Posted on 2007-10-04
We have a new client. They have their business building near the personal home. Their Internet access and network is setup in that business building. We need to create a wireless network in their business building that extends far enough for use in their home. I'm guessing it's about 150 yards away.
We installed a Linksys wireless N router in the office building in the corner closest to their home. Then we installed a wireless N usb network card in the laptop that needs access from within their home. Here's how it played out:
Inside the home I can get a 1-5% signal strength with this setup... which is not enough for use. If I take the laptop outside in the yard the signal goes up to 35% which is useable (barely). So I know we're right on the edge of being able to make this work. I can't find any wireless repeaters for the 802.11 N protocol. We'd really like to make this setup work without having to dig up the yard and run cable to the home.
Does anyone have any experience or know of a way to make this work? We've only got about $200 invested in wireless equipment right now. Money IS an object but I think we have some play room. Let's say we could spend up to $400 in gear to make this work... what to do next?
Thanks much for any ideas