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I need to extend my network to my sisters house which is about 300 feet away. I have a dlink dgl4500 at my house but it is a converted barn and has metal witch pretty will block my router from the out side. Her house is brick with no obsticals between our houses. My budget is limited and need to stay under 100dollars if possible. It needs to be wireless and i can run cables out through the wall of both houses. I have been looking at maybe an antenna ran out side from my router and a repeater in her house but am not sure if this would work or which ones to get.
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Assuming both your router (and hers) will accept external antenna's... and have some sort of bridging capability... it is pretty easy to do.

The problem is staying under your budget. smile.gif

You will need an antennae on each end (facing each other).

Omni's probably won't have enough boost to work at 300 feet, or at least not with max signal strength.

Directional antenna's - either buy some... or build your own. It is easy to build some Yagi style antenna's... cheap, and work very well

Cheapest one I know of, and it works: http://www.instructables.com/id/10--WIFI-16dBi-Super-Antenna-Pictorial/step7/results16dBi-antenna-picks-up-21-aps-instead-of-7-/ Not the best for outdoor mounting though!

Lots of ideas here: https://www.google.com/search?q=build+your+own+yagi+antenna+for+wifi&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

More good info here: https://www.google.com/search?q=directional+wifi+antenna&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

Amazon, Ebay, etc.. have a lot of inexpensive Yagis also.. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yagi

You can find some better gear and lots of connecters and adapters at: http://www.l-com.com/

CDW and Radioshack also have a decent selection of parts and stuff... for getting it all working.

The antenna's are the easy part. Making sure that your routers can handle it.. that is the main thing (that and good line of sight for the antenna's) . A good signal strength meter can help with the antenna alignment... but you can get by without one if you play with it.

If you need help with it... please list router makes and models, with firmware revisions also.

Good luck!
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I'd use a wireless point-to-point bridging system. That would give you the least headache and you can run them a 1/10th power with no issue.

I'm just going to leave this here.... wink.gif

http://www.amazon.com/NanoBridge-Cost-Effective-5GHz-22dbi-MIMO/dp/B0055PKSCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394200729&sr=8-1&keywords=ubiquiti+nanobridge+m5

That unit is good for 150mbps of real throughput and can reach 20km. You need a pair of them, of course, but they would do the job. I really cannot express what an incredible bang for buck these things are. Nobody has anything anywhere close to them for price or reliability.

They run off of Power Over Ethernet and (if I'm not mistaken) have the power injectors shipped with them. They will require exterior mounting and a line run to them, but they are straight up AWESOME units.
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http://www.amazon.com/NanoBridge-Cost-Effective-5GHz-22dbi-MIMO/dp/B0055PKSCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394200729&sr=8-1&keywords=ubiquiti+nanobridge+m5

That unit is good for 150mbps of real throughput and can reach 20km. You need a pair of them, of course, but they would do the job. I really cannot express what an incredible bang for buck these things are. Nobody has anything anywhere close to them for price or reliability.

They run off of Power Over Ethernet and (if I'm not mistaken) have the power injectors shipped with them. They will require exterior mounting and a line run to them, but they are straight up AWESOME units.

Those do look like nice units.... and not a bad price. I might be able to use those myself... lol!
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

I'd use a wireless point-to-point bridging system. That would give you the least headache and you can run them a 1/10th power with no issue.

I'm just going to leave this here.... wink.gif

http://www.amazon.com/NanoBridge-Cost-Effective-5GHz-22dbi-MIMO/dp/B0055PKSCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394200729&sr=8-1&keywords=ubiquiti+nanobridge+m5

That unit is good for 150mbps of real throughput and can reach 20km. You need a pair of them, of course, but they would do the job. I really cannot express what an incredible bang for buck these things are. Nobody has anything anywhere close to them for price or reliability.

They run off of Power Over Ethernet and (if I'm not mistaken) have the power injectors shipped with them. They will require exterior mounting and a line run to them, but they are straight up AWESOME units.

Never thought about something like this. I would be able to link up my workshop as well with these instead of having to dig a trench and run wire for the 3000ft run. I went ahead and got a set of these.
Thanks for the help guys saved me a lot of time and some cash along with getting my sister up and running.
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