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Post by dacflyer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:06 pm

i need to extend wifi from a barn to a ranch hands quarters, the barn is linked to the owners house bout 2,000ft away, and it goes into a linksys WRT54G type router, and gives wifi to the barn..
but now i need to extend (outdoor proof ) about 500ft.
i thought i had the perfect solution, using a ubiquity Picostation 2HP. but later found out, they have to operate with other ubiquity radios. i thought i could set it up and use it as a hotspot or AP, how ever the proper word for it is..

so can anyone suggest a transmitter that is weather proof to use ?
was also thinking to use a extension cable for one of the antennas. but not sure how that'd hold up.
i could mount the antenna at the end of the barn, roof edge.. but i do not know if there are limitations on length and loss.
i'd rather have something i can connect to the router and the device be mounted outdoors.

send suggestions thanks..

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Re: I need some wireless help and or advice.. lemme preach o

Post by haklesup » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:24 pm

what speed, 2400 only or also 5Ghz? This one looks easy to install and configure there is also an N300 version that's a little cheaper

https://www.amazon.com/Thinkmart-Wirele ... er+outdoor

Or maybe this TP link one
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07953S2FD/re ... B071RDTYMN

I leave it to you to qualify the range, you may need more than one to bridge the gap

If you want to run a wire, A MoCA can be run using Coax that is otherwise obsolete for TV signals if there is an old Cable in place.

Or maybe you can look into a microwave link then feed that into the repeater. but maybe overkill with its 25km range. It is affordable though. the vendor has other similar products maybe more suitable

https://flyteccomputers.com/product/220 ... -eEALw_wcB

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Post by dacflyer » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm

well, turns out the Ubiquiti Picostation is good for about 500ft i think i read,
i did finally get it to work. i didn't set it up right.. Novice mistake.
one thing i did find out is, that if the device's wifi is turned off, the picostation goes to sleep. was interesting to learn. at 1st i thought it still wasn't going to work, then i saw the SSID show up, once i connected, the wifi leds on the radio lit up.
( strength meter )
so i think i got it solved...
thanks anyway..

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