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post #11 of 17
The thing is, don't focus on directional at the source. You may be able to use an access point as a high power adapter and pick up your grandmas aignal without changing her setup... Or dish antenna
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Make an optical transceiver. I made one using lasers a few years back. I could transmit a few Mbps over very long distances.

Could make nifty project out of it.
    
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Buy two patch antennas like the link below. (Verify the connectors will work with your router, and what frequency you can use 2.4 or 5 GHz.)

Setup either a bridge or repeater with built in firmware or DD-WRT.
Done

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CISCO-AIRONE...6#ht_677wt_119
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Thank you everyone for your input. Between all these options I'd like to find a balance between low price and minimal effort (who wouldn't right?).

Anyone have a good recommendation for a not-too-expensive router that will do the job at my grandmas?

And am I right in thinking that the router can have 2 antennas working at once? (1 a dipole or such that would provide coverage for her house, and the 2nd a directional or as listed above by everyone to reach my in-laws)

And seriously - thank you everyone. I have a ton going on right now and can't devote nearly as much time into researching this as I would like to, but I'm kind of the go-to person in the family for this sort of thing. Don't know what I'd do without the OCN community =)
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post #15 of 17
The only way you can use two antennas at once is with a true dual band router.

Example:
You would use the 5GHz for the back haul to your house.
You would use the 2.4 GHz for the client connections.

802.11a/b/g can only use one antenna at a time. These types of routers have two antennas for diversity.
802.11n uses MIMO which uses multiple signals would could be multiple antennas. You sill couldn't break 802.11n up half for clients and half for the bridge.

Don't think a true dual band router = cheap though. Be careful as some say dual band, but you can only use one band at a time. This is not what you are looking for.
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I liked the Idea of Cat5, thats just me
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I liked the Idea of Cat5, thats just me
x2 and the cable wouldn't cost much. I also don't think the PVC to put it in would cost much either.
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