My family has 160 acres in Upper Peninsula Michigan with two houses on the property. The straight line distance between the two homes is approx. 450 feet with a barn in-between. One home is occupied 365 days of the year while the other home is used for visiting family members occasionally throughout the year. The home that is occupied full-time has a broadband DSL connection. We would like to extend the network to the other house for those times family is visiting. Both homes have 40 foot UHF antenna towers above them that can be seen from each end.
After some investigation I believe this is feasible using 802.11n wireless, but I do not know what the right equipment or solution is. Would a wireless bridge such as a 5GHz bridge be the right way to do this, or is there a better way?
I just extended my wireless service to a neighbors house about 400 feet away. They were able to "see" my router but not enough signal to connect. I placed a curved piece of aluminum foil behind my antennas about 4" and doubled the signal to a useable level.
The foil is the same height as the antenna. I will fabricate a more repectable reflector from a piece of aluminum flashing and velcro it to the wall behind the router.
The router is a TP-LINK Wireless N.