Originally Posted by rammenstein
I am in a location where we are provided free wireless internet. However, the walls of my building are too thick for the wireless signal to penetrate. I have an idea to set up a receiver/transmitter system to pick up the wireless signal from outside with an antenna of some sort and route it through to a transmitter inside the building, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about setting this up, or what hardware I would need in order to make it happen. Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
What u need to achieve this are 1. a wireless outdoor AP/CB device like the eoc2611P or 5611P from www. engeniustech.com, other types of radios can still do the same thing for u but engenius products have been very reliable and 2. a wireless indoor router, browse the site and u will definitely see one router u can get.
The eoc is an outdoor radio with an embedded 10dbi internal antenna, configure it as a client bridge-CB, assign a static LAN IP to it so u can manage it whenever u want, do a site survey and u will see the sid name of your free internet service, select and connect to it.
With the ethernet cable physically connected to the computer u used in configuring the radio u can browse the internet but if u wanna have a wireless connection in your home, then u get and use the indoor router.
Configure the router as an AP- access point, also assign a static LAN IP in the same range as that of the radio like 192.168.1.10 & 192.168.1.11, use security encryption if u choose to have a secured network, give it a unique SSID name of your choice, leave the router on the default "DYNAMIC INTERNET MODE" -obtaining ip address automatically from the iinternet provider, and plug the ethernet cable from the radio to the WAN / INTERNET PORT on the router and u are done.
use your laptop and scan for available wireless network, u will see the SSID NAME of your router. connect to it and u will enjoy a stable and excellent internet connection with strong signal as u are now connecting to the router directly and not to your free internet service as before.
try it and let me know how it went