I have attached a picture (from Google Earth) which shows the layout, topography and terrain of the area in which I wish to setup a wireless network by connecting to a transmitter that is already mounted on a building. I would like to connect to the wifi transmitter for both myself and our neighbour by putting an antenna up on the hill and plan to power it with a battery and solar panel.
The person who owns the transmitter is way too busy to setup this connection for us so I thought I would have a go myself. The neighbour and myself will be paying the owner of the transmitter a monthly fee for the connection.
I have no experience with RF, antennas, etc, so I'm hoping someone can help me out with the equipment required to setup this network (not necessarily for the solar power side of things, kind of unrelated). I have browsed through the products listed at Go Wireless NZ Shop Selling 802.11 Wifi Cables, Connectors and Antennas
but can't decide which type of antenna or which wireless radio I need.
Listed below is basic information for the setup:
-- The antenna (B) will be in line of sight of the transmitter (A), our house (C) and the neighbour's house (D).
-- The antenna (B) will be on top of the hill ABOVE both our house (C) and the neighbour's house (D) and will be mounted up in a tree (for LOS).
-- Distance from transmitter (A) to antenna (B) = 1.5 km
-- Distance from antenna (B) to our house (C) = 0.16 km
-- Distance from antenna (B) to neighbour's house (D) = 0.33 km
Do I need to contact the owner of the transmitter to ask for the transmitter specs before the necessary equipment can be determined?
Any advice would be VERY much appreciated.