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Long Range Wireless Networking

by junebuggnc / September 17, 2006 1:27 PM PDT

Lucky me, I built my house out of DSL and Cable service areas. I am hesitant to go with Satellite for high speed also am not in a wireless hotspot. I need to network my personal desktop and my work laptop. I am hearing that running a VPN over satellite will result in 50%-75% degredation in signal strength.

I am 1000-1500 feet from the cable lines (through the woods). It would be $8000 out of my pocket per the cable company for them to run run the lines to my house. My parents have cable high speed (that 1000-1500 feet I mentioned earlier).

I would like to setup a wireless network in their house with a wireless router that would reach my house. Asside from the structural walls, just woods - no other structures. Can this be done? Does anyone have any suggestions or products that I can research.


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by ethanallen2 / September 17, 2006 9:53 PM PDT

You'll be asking a lot of your routers. I don't have a foot converter, but most wireless do 10 to 15 meters no problem... anything in between will cause trouble too.

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Max Range Antenna
by eeffis / September 18, 2006 1:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Ouch...

Take a look at this antenna. Claims it has a max range of 9.8 miles.

Might just work. The shop from that link is a locally owned shop that is very reputable. If you dont feel safe ordering from them google search the part number and Im sure many more online retailers would carry it.

If you get it let me know how it works!

Good luck!

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