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wratterus
11-01-2011, 04:53 PM
What equipment would be required for this? Potential budget probably around $1000. Line of site. Would need to be a solid >10mbit connection. I'm pretty clueless. :p :punk

Having it set up as a wireless bridge would be the best option, I was thinking two identical routers with bridging capability coupled with outdoor directional (powered, does that exist?) antenna. What do the pros reckon?

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2011, 05:11 PM
Probably a big aerial, cut down a few trees it might work :p Might be lucky to get that speed constantly tho

johnd
11-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Build a cantenna (http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html).

CYaBro
11-01-2011, 05:28 PM
I've used a couple of these, to do a point-to-point connection, which gets a good 30mbits.
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-m2-802.11n/b/g-500mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html

They are about 250 metres apart and mounted inside windows with the wall mounts so going through glass and still getting a good signal.

Just get a couple of the wall mounts or a tv aerial/hockey stick mount to attach them to.

wratterus
11-01-2011, 11:06 PM
I've used a couple of these, to do a point-to-point connection, which gets a good 30mbits.
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-m2-802.11n/b/g-500mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html

They are about 250 metres apart and mounted inside windows with the wall mounts so going through glass and still getting a good signal.

Just get a couple of the wall mounts or a tv aerial/hockey stick mount to attach them to.

that's what I'm talking about, thanks!

Alex B
11-01-2011, 11:56 PM
we got 9.5km over water out of the bullet2hp off that site using the 16db directional antennas, pretty impressive for the low cost.

The Error Guy
12-01-2011, 12:12 AM
You could try biquad antennae with a dd wrt or even a stock router firmware. Make it better with satellite dishes. I'll get a link on building sometime soon if you are interested. Biquad are very good performing

:pf1mobmini:

wratterus
12-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Yeah nah that ubiquiti thing is exactly what I'm after. Cheers Cya! :punk

http://www.ubnt.com/wiki/How_to_bridge_internet_connections

Too easy! :D

Basically the scenario is this - two houses, roughly 550m apart. The first one can get broadband, but it's right on the outer reaches of what the exchange is capable of doing.

The second house is trying to get connected up to broadband at the moment, but there is a possibility that it may not work...

And if it doesn't, the only other even slightly cost effective option is scorch, they have 5 kids and go through around 30GB a month, thats going to get damn expensive very fast. So, spending a few hundred $$ on wifi gear is going to be by far the best option in the long run.

Billy T
12-01-2011, 11:05 AM
They are about 250 metres apart and mounted inside windows with the wall mounts so going through glass and still getting a good signal. Normal window glass will not attenuate the signal at all. Leaded glass might perhaps have some effect, but you won't find that in residential windows.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

linw
12-01-2011, 02:25 PM
Looks easy. Let's know how it goes if you get the go ahead.

CYaBro
12-01-2011, 09:03 PM
Normal window glass will not attenuate the signal at all. Leaded glass might perhaps have some effect, but you won't find that in residential windows.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)


Really? I was always told, and from what I've read, that glass is quite bad for wireless signals.
Thanks :thumbs:

wratterus
13-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Turns out they are able to get broadband. Real shame, I was looking forward to setting that up! Ah well, I'm sure another opportunity will present itself. Cheers guys.