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I have a 4G router that I want to use for my home Internet connection (I'm in a rural area - it's my only option). My ISP sells one router - an indoor one. The problem is I can't get the required 4G signal unless I get on top of a windmill about a quarter mile from my house. Router won't work on 3G, only 4G, so I have to get that signal.

The simplest solution (that I am aware of) is to mount the 4G router on top of the windmill with a directional antenna on both the router and my at my house. Then I can just connect the directional antenna at my house to another router and have Internet. What I am wondering is if there is a better way that this could be done. For example, is there a way I could mount only an antenna on the windmill, to pick up the 4G signal, and then send that signal to my house? Or is the only way to put the 4G router at the point where a 4G signal can be received? I suppose it all comes down to whether or not the 4G router can accept an external antenna for receiving the 4G signal.

Router is BEC 6200WZL R6.

Any idea or knowledge is appreciated. I'm not sure how well either method would work or what the potential pitfalls are. I'm fairly certain that the first method I mentioned will work, but I'm not sure if it's the best solution.

Thanks guys.
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How far away is the windmill from the house? Could possibly run an outdoor Ethernet cable from the windmill to the house.

I would look into the Ubiquit Nanostation antennae for a Hi power directional solution, https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Nanostation-NSM5-802-11a-Hi-power/dp/B00HXT8KJ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470276869&sr=8-3&keywords=Ubiquiti+Nanostation


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Thread Starter 
Too far for Ethernet cable and I don't want to trench a line anyway, unfortunately. That would make things simpler for sure. The Ubiquiti could work very well for my purposes, although I think I might need an outdoor receiver on the house to establish line of sight. I'm not sure if that model is indoor only or not.

My main question is if it's possible to keep the router inside while receiving the 4G signal from the windmill (i.e. effectively making a "wireless" antenna, as the external receiving antenna would consist of a wire running to a point-to-point transmitter on my house, and then an external antenna and receiver on the windmill).
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