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What do I need to send wireless signal from house to shed?

Posted on 2014-03-21
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I have a customer that wants to extend his wireless signal from his home out to his machine shed.  The machine shed is a good 300 feet from his home.  He does not want to run a cable as he would have to bury it under his drive-way.  How is the best way to get a good wireless signal to the shed?
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I would recommend a directional antenna at each end connected to the WAPs/Wireless routers in both locations.

How does he get power out to the shed?  If it is on at least one of the same phases of power as one of the phases in his home, you can use an Ethernet-over-Power solution.  Some of these are faster than others.

It would help to know specifically what wireless networking equipment he has at both ends.
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by:Greg Hejl
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google "wireless pringle can solution"

Find a wireless router you can load DD-wrt into

follow this to create the bridge:
 http://tolgaizgi.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/dd-wrt-how-to-build-a-wireless-bridge-between-two-routersap/

DD-WRT has lots of forums for assistance.
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The best way is to use two outdoor Wireless access points like the Ubiquity Nano Station 5 to create a wireless bridge....then at the barn connect wireless ap for WiFi distribution or a switch for hardwired connection.
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The problems with extending the network wirelessly include signal degradation due to vegetation, weather, dust, and other external factors, interference from other radio sources and any electrical devices in the shed.

Are the house and the shed at the same approximate elevation?
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