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My company wants to setup and have wireless available outdoor of our building.  We are a garden center so people will have laptops and handheld wireless scanners outside.

I attached a very rough definitely not to scale drawing of our property.  All the buildings are connected through gigabit switches and the greenhouse has wireless in the form of a Motorola AP-5131 wireless AP.  In our front field we have spots that have power to add WiFi.

My question is, what would be the best solution to get wireless outside.  Its not really feasible to get cat5 out to the poles.  So I'm thinking (2) wireless repeaters fixed to each pole?  If there is a better solution please let me know.  Also what type of equipment would I need, they would have to be for outdoor use.  Lastly how would I go about setting it up?  I would assume I would want them all on the same SSID so they can switch from different points seamlessly.  I'm pretty sure Motorola makes products and I have been hearing lately from people that Hawking is another company to keep in mind.  Also would I need any directional antennas?  

As you can tell, this is all new to me.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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