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Creating a wireless connection between two condos

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A friend of mine has asked me to help set up a wireless bridge between two condos. His parents bought two units in one building, and are giving one to my friend to live in, and he suggested that they could possibly share internet between the two units with a high-powered wireless router. He asked me to provide some help, and considering I've never done anything like this, I decided to come to OCN for assistance.

The two units will have line of sight (or almost line of sight) to eachother, I have attached a photo to illustrate. My friend's unit is on the 5th floor, while his parent's unit is on the third floor, and I estimate there is about a 300 foot distance (maximum) between the two units.

I'm unsure if there is a power outlet on the balconies of these units, and he won't be either until the units are completed, so I need to come up with a solution for both possibilities. I have detailed the solutions I've come up with below, but if anyone can suggest specific products to use or a better way of doing things, please do so!


Situation 1: Power outlet on the balcony:

I would like to reduce the number of devices involved in this if possible, but I can't think of any way to get a signal out to the balcony without running an ethernet cable through the balcony door (which I'm concerned is a lightning hazard).

Modem and wireless router in my friend's unit on the fifth floor, as close to the window facing his parent's unit as possible. On the balcony, a signal repeater or access point in WDS mode is pointed towards the parent's unit two floors below on the other side of the building. Inside the parent's unit, there will be a wireless router mounted as close to the window as possible that will receive the signal from the repeater and broadcast it to the rest of the unit. I understand that every link in the chain halves the throughput, but his parent's check email and go on Youtube only - I think the theoretical 75mbps offered by Wireless N in this situation will be more than adequate.


Situation 2: No power outlet on the balcony:

Modem and wireless router with high-gain directional antennas in my friend's unit on the fifth floor, angled as best as possible towards his parent's unit. Inside the parent's unit, a high-powered wireless repeater is mounted as close to the window as possible and rebroadcasts the wireless signal throughout the unit. I'm unsure if this is feasible, so please chime in!

Thanks everyone.




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You pretty much got it. But budget will determine which equipment you can get. Then fo from there.
(theoretical unlimited budget: aerohive stuff.)

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At my parent's place we use these http://ez-bridge.com/. Are you sure your ISP will allow this though is what I am more concerned with. Where I live the ISP says you cannot intentionally share your internet across multiple addresses. You could be in for fines and possible legal action if they catch you and you aren't supposed to be doing it. We are using it to extend across a 2.3 acre property but its all one address. Something to think about.
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