Help me spread the wifi through the trees into this log cabin.
December 17, 2012 1:27 PM Subscribe
Can you help me share WiFi between 2 distant houses with strange construction materials? Need antenna and setup recommendations.
posted by cosmicbandito to computers & internet (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to connect my mother's house to my sister's house via WiFi for the purposes of sharing an internet connection. The houses are about 150 yards apart. Both are of unusual construction, with poor wireless penetration. (Log and motar/cordwood respectively) Previous questions about WiFi sharing are helpful, but leave me with unanswered questions. Please enlighten me...
Running a wire is out. I don't want to bury it, and the distance is too great.
I suspect I will need to mount antennas externally on both houses.
What I want to do: ISP connection at sisters house, connected to a modded WRT54g. Externally mount an antenna, but am clueless as to which ones are good/desirable and which ones WRT can handle.
On Mom's house end, which is approx 150 yards away through trees/brush and up a 50 foot hill, I'd like to externally mount a high gain antenna and connect to another modded WRT54 in bridge mode. Again, no idea which antenna to use.
Does this seem doable? Am I missing something obvious? I have line of sight, but it's obscured by trees. I can trim trees if necessary, but no clear-cutting.
Latency on my mom's end is a non-issue. No gaming or anything like that going on.
Budget is probably around $200.