Wireless Solution - Indoor/Outdoor Environment - Up to 500 Meters
Posted on 2008-10-18
I am seeking ideas on recommending a wireless solution in the following environment:
There is a set of "huts" scattered throughout a campus that is ~100 meters X ~500 meters. We are trying to provide wireless for every tenant in these "huts." The current network equipment resides on the eastern edge of this campus. The furthest "hut" is about 500 meters southwest.
I have thought about installing conduit w/ a Cat5e cable roughly 100 meters west and installing a WAP with an Omni-directional antenna. I'm not sure if this antenna will have enough range to give a strong signal to the furthest "hut". If it does, fine. If it doesn't, how can I extend the signal of WAP beyond this first 100 meters?