Wireless extender

Hi, I'd like some advice on what to purchase to allow my guests to have wireless in their room. We have a house, and at the front is our office, where our router sits. We don't want to move it. It's a DSL Infinitum Modem/router.

The guest room is outside at the back of the house behind the garage, and is on a separate electrical panel.

The house, garage and guest room are all made of concrete blocks. Here's a diagram of the layout:
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mel200Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you can run an Ethernet cable under the floor from router to electrical panel, put a really good Wi-Fi router at the electrical panel near the wall. The guest house would likely see this just fine. Test to be sure.
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mel200Author Commented:
Hmm, can't do that, concrete floors. So extender won't see the guest room because it's on a separate electrical panel?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Consider POE to get an Ethernet signal from front to back of house where you can install a Wi-Fi router as suggested earlier.
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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
Well what you can do is use a beam forming pair of devices to Line of Sight the WiFi between the two locations and then set up a second router in the other building across the driveway. Hawkings Technologies has products for this, as many others, and you can set up the WiFi relatively simple or you can use their devices to triangulate the signal better. Linked below is their product page. I have used them in the past one some projects and they were simple to get along.

https://hawkingtech.com/product-category/outdoor-wireless-solutions/
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mel200Author Commented:
Thanks, everyone!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
You are welcome, good luck!
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
The least invasive way to tackle this problem is probably by powerline networking aka HomePlug.  You plug in a head-end unit at the router, and plug in a WiFi extender unit in where you want the new WiFi "pocket".

The caveats are:

  • Both locations must be on the same power feed.  Not necessarily the same breaker box, but both must be fed from the same transformer.
  • When it works it works well, and when it doesn't work it doesn't work at all - there's no in-between.  That's why there are so many used units in the stores and on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?clk_rvr_id=1410927951606&mfe=search&_nkw=%28homeplug%2Cpowerline%29+%28network%2Cnetworking%29&_sop=15

I've used it in several installations and when it works, it saves quite a lot of trouble.  Regrettably the only way to find out whether it works in any given location is to try it.

If you decide to try this, stick with the "200" or "500" level units.  They are more reliable than the old "85" level units.
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mel200Author Commented:
So if I bought this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HooToo-Powerline-Electrical-Network-Internet-600Mbps/172929945750?hash=item28436d9096:g:nK4AAOSwIX1Z5B6w  and plugged the second unit into AC at the back of the house, then it's possible that the guest house could access it?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think so. You put a Wi-Fi router there (back of house) and the guest house would very likely be able to access it.

Since the garage has a separate electrical panel, I am not sure if a Powerline adapter in the garage will see the house. If it does, you can use that as well.
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mel200Author Commented:
Cool, and if not, I can plug a router in there. Nice!
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