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Old 04-05-2008, 02:50 PM
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Default Connect Xbox 360 to wireless 300-500 feet

So I looked through the forums and it seems this question gets asked a lot.
How do I setup wireless over certain distance?
But I couldn't find an easy cheap answer so here is my exact situation.

My parent's house is 300-500 feet away from my house, and I want to use their internet so I can play xbox 360. I have a good LOS. What is a good, CHEAP solution?

They have cable internet and ideally I would like to keep every thing inside their house(they don't want me strapping a huge antenna on the side of their house). But if its small and cheap I might be able to do it.

I am confused on a few points:
Can I just get a high powered antenna on their side and just use the wireless card for my xbox, or do I have to have a bridge on my side as well so I can send good signals back?

I would be eternally grateful, if someone could post exact hardware that would work for this. And if it cost under $200 I would be even more grateful( I would of thought grateful is spelled greatful, who knew).
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:15 AM
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First off, you can get a solution for under 200, no problem.

Second, the best thing to do is to use a high powered or high gain antenna on each end, both for the xbox and your parent's house.

Really, its going to be hard to get a clear signal if you don't have the antennas mounted outside the house. You loose quite a lot of signal and strength when it has to travel through the wall of a home.

If you can convince your parents to let you put up a small panel antenna on their end, then a panel on yours, you might be able to connect just fine.


Here's a panel antenna. It claims to go up to two miles.....yeah, sounds like more than you need. But if it does hold up to those claims, then you gotta know it'll make it 300 ft without a problem.

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