My neighbor (who TRUTHFULLY is okay with me using his wifi...though he doesn't want me to modify anything at his end) lives across a stream and through some trees and bamboo..roughly 200 meters from me. If i walk about 100 meters with my laptop down my driveway *which is still across the stream and through trees) i can get one bar of intermittant signal on my internal b/g adapter.
In this era of ludicrous wifi explosion of epic proportions...i find myself in the myriad of soooo many options that i have been researching the entire day on the subject! Time to ask the experts before i dole out my cash!
So....it seems i could either:
1)mount a bi-quad antenna to the roof and attach it to a usb wifi adapter..and try to catch the signal from right where i want it?
-paired with an Alfa AWUS036H or the Engenius EUB9603H? they seem to be the 2 best-of the-best?
2)run 100 meters of ethernet to an AP/antenna in a tree?
-would the ubiquiti bullet 2, ubiquiti nano station2, or EnGenius EOC2611P be best?? Any other recommendations?
3)Am i wrong altogether and all i need is a repeater that is POE to "catch" the wireless broadcast and send that to a cpe type router??
Is there an option 4 thats better?? I'm looking for the lowest cost solution. Also, i already have plenty of cat5/6. So, it's seeming like option 2 could be the best..though i certainly feel like i could use further input! And all recommendations shall be appreciated! Thanks!
I got an answer from a different forum...figure i may as well post my solution to wrap up this thread.
I just ordered the EOC2611P..it supposedly can catch fairly weak signal from almost a half mile with the built-in antenna..and can be run in client/bridge mode..which is perfect for what i wanted -I can catch the signal and run it via ethernet to my router...NICE!
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