Is there an External Wirless Access Point
Posted on 2010-08-16
My internet is being provided by a wireless ISP. We have 2 houses in the yard and the signal is being rec'd by one house and then broadcast to the second house with an Engenius Router. The second house has a laptop and desktop computer. The laptop receives the signal fine; however, the desktop only has no signal or poor signal. I have tried swapping the PCI wireless NIC in the desktop for a more powerful one, but no improvement.
Because of the house setup it is difficult to run an external (outside) antanna with an internal Access Point (extender). I was wondering if there is a fully contained AP that could be mounted externally outside house 2 to strengthen the signal for the desktop. As it would only be used as a repeater there would be no need to run ethernet cables to it, only power. It would have to be designed for outdoor installation.
Does anyone know if there are any APs that use a coax cable for an antanna?