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curly
28-09-2013, 07:03 PM
I have a mate who is around 300 to 400 mtrs from me.

He has a dialup connection which is not very reliable, while I have a quite fast BB signal.
Is there a legal way to somehow share my BB ? He is quite willing to pay, on a 50/50 basis.

But how do we go about it ? Is the distance between us going to create a problem ? If it
is, then is there someway we could boost the signal so it reached his house.

Telecom/Chorus have said they do not intend to put more, hmm, what do I call it, connections,
to the roadside cabinet.
Anyway any suggestions/help would be appreciated>

pcuser42
28-09-2013, 07:04 PM
A really long Ethernet cable? :p

curly
28-09-2013, 07:08 PM
Hi Pcuser42, well a couple of problems, one is that there is private property between us
and there is a public road problem also :-(

But thanks for the interest.

decibel
28-09-2013, 08:28 PM
Start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-range_Wi-Fi

curly
29-09-2013, 07:59 AM
Start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-range_Wi-Fi

But is it legal to share a BB connection with another household ?

FoxyMX
29-09-2013, 09:24 AM
But is it legal to share a BB connection with another household ?

He can always use his laptop whilst sitting in your lounge. Nothing illegal about that. :thumbs:

But otherwise, who is going to know that he is sitting in his own lounge when using your wireless?

Greg
29-09-2013, 10:22 AM
But is it legal to share a BB connection with another household ?Yes of course.

Chilling_Silence
29-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Yep absolutely legal. In fact for the better part most ISP's don't know, nor do they really care. If anything, it's a good thing for them coz you'll use more data, which means they get to charge more.

Long range WiFi is the go :)

Agent_24
30-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Long range WiFi is the go :)

Although that should work bear in mind the connection quality may not be as good as Ethernet, probably higher ping, may have dropouts etc.

But probably a big upgrade from dialup!

dugimodo
30-09-2013, 10:19 AM
An added bonus is you'll be able to use file sharing and LAN gaming etc between the two PC's if you wish to over your local network.

Agent_24
30-09-2013, 10:31 AM
An added bonus is you'll be able to use file sharing and LAN gaming etc between the two PC's if you wish to over your local network.

And also network worms... I hope you both have good antivirus programs and know how to use them.

wratterus
30-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Wireless hands down.

What you need to do...

1 - obtain permission from your ISP to do this.
2 - do you have line of sight from point a to point b? if so, you want a pair of Ubiquiti LocoM5 radios from here (http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-loco-m5-802.11n/a-200mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html). While you're there, also grab two Nano mount (http://www.gowifi.co.nz/ubiquiti-networks/ubiquiti-networks-accessories/nanostation-series-universal-pole/wall-mount-bracket.html)s and enough shielded Ethernet cable (http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coax-ethernet-cables/ethernet-cables.html). if you don't have perfect line of sight, go with LocoM2 radios instead.
3 - configure the devices as per these (http://community.ubnt.com/t5/airMAX-Configuration-Examples/airMAX-Configure-a-Point-to-Point-Link-Layer-2-Transparent/ta-p/419941)instructions
4 - enjoy. With those radios on a 30MHz channel width you should just about be able to max out a 100mb/sec Ethernet link.

curly
30-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Long range WiFi is the go :)[/QUOTE]

Not come across this before, are you talking about many kilometres or
perhaps just one. Where does the wifi signal come from, would
one of the local (Whangarei) ISP's provide it ?

Is specialised equipment needed, at my end ?

Agent_24
30-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Where does the wifi signal come from, would
one of the local (Whangarei) ISP's provide it ?
You would provide it by buying the appropriate equipment.


Is specialised equipment needed, at my end ?
Yes

Wratterus has already given an example

wratterus
30-09-2013, 02:34 PM
Perhaps see if CyaBro (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/member.php?8526-CYaBro)does this type of thing...

No offense meant here, but from the questions you're asking, it seems you'd be in a little over your head trying to setup something like this yourself, although we're obviously more than happy to help out... :)

Alex B
30-09-2013, 03:23 PM
Yeah find someone to give you a hand, I'd go Ubiquiti nano station loco or similar.

I would say it will be against your ISP's T&C's to share, but not illegal as such.

Lawrence
30-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Anyone have any experience with the ALFA AWUS036NHR 2000mW 802.11n Wireless-N USB RTL8188RU


http://store.rokland.com/products/alfa-awus036nhr-2000mw-usb-wi-fi-luxury-pack-w-5-accesories

A neighbour could not get on Broadband and this to me would be worth a try but since then they have moved,still might get as might be good for travel