Hi,  I would like to have WIFI capability in my barn which is about 300 feet from my home that has a WIFI network (Time Warner).  The present network gets to about half way to the barn.  I do not want to get into having to run any cables.  Is there a projector or booster or other device(s) I could use to extend my network to the barn.  The barn is  a metal pole barn.
thank you, Clarke
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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

One can extend Wifi signal with one of three ways:

1) Wifi Range Extender

2) Another Wireless routers by creating a sub-network. One can achieve this by setting up a WIFI router  with all the ssid info (***SSID CAN NOT MATCH YOUR MAIN ROUTERS SSID***)

3) With a Can! Take a look at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUYGb2JtQYA
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
I bought a set of these and set them up as a wireless bridge.  The one on the house gets set to "bridge only" mode and the one on the barn gets set to "bridge + ap" mode so that it can act as a bridge and an access point to allow devices to connect.  It has about a 700 foot range on my property, but you can buy other antennas that allow up to a 5 mile range.

CLARKESRAuthor Commented:
Hi,  thank you for the comments.  With the TP-Link devices i assume that the first unit has to be wired to the router at the source.  If so can it be connected to the network by wiring it to a Powerline adapter, such as the ones TP-Link makes.  I am also confused by its power, electrical not signal, requirements.
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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

With  TP-link  power-line adapters, both devices should be on the same power phase. Moreover, a LED indicator should inform that they handshake with each other, in other words, connected.

Data signals will be tunneled inside the power-lines, once both devices are linked to each other.

If you want you can one connected to the router and the other connected with another Ethernet cable.
You can have one TP-link device connected to the router, through Ethernet cable, and the other act as a wireless adapter
CLARKESRAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I have used Powerline adapters in my home for years and they work very well.  I am sorry I was not more specific in my prior comment.  I was referring specifically to the hook-up of the TP-Link cpe510 300 mps dual polar directional/dp/boon2ro63u unit(s) referenced in BTPRINGLE'S comment above.
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
As for the power requirements, it is PoE and comes with its own injector.  The only thing that you have to run to it is an Ethernet cable from the router or switch, though the injector, and out to the CPE.  I think that they just use a 12V DC adapter, just like most other wireless routers.  I do not have any here, as I have installed them for customers.  

As for the one at the other location, you still use an Ethernet cable to power it, but you do not have to connect it to a switch or a router -- just the injector and the AC adapter.  

We have a lot of farmers that are using these.  They put one on the house, run a cable to the DSL modem (or other router), and then simply connect one at the barn to power.  They setup the bridge and then set the one on the barn as bridge + AP mode so that it will re-broadcast the connection at that location so that they can use it in the field.

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