Ethernet wiring is good to 100 meters (328 feet) so you can reach that with ease. It's pretty cheap as wiring goes but powerline is a better idea if the power is on your meter.
The one thing I would not use is WiFi for the links. The distances are over the range for reliable links.
I currently have a wireless home network setup in my house with a trendnet router connected to the internet with wireless connections to our 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 2 cell phones and 2 wireless printers.
I would like to extend the network to two additional buildings as follows:
Workshop - my workshop is located approximately 600 feet from our house - there is clear line of sight from the house to the workshop. I want to have access to the internet in the workshop and possibly install a security camera in the workshop that can be viewed on the network.
Second House - my son's house is located approximately 0.4 miles (2000 ft) from our house and approximately the same distance from my workshop. We want to extend the network to his house so we can share the internet connection for his computers, tablets and phones. There is no line of sight between our house and my sons house - there is a hill and trees blocking a direct path between the two locations, however there is good line of sight from a location approximately 200 ft from my workshop to my son's house.
I see there are quite a few 2.4 and 5 GHz outdoor long distance wireless units that can be setup in Access Point, Bridge and other modes - some questions on using these to solve my problem:
- can I use a pair of these to extend the network from our home to my workshop
- once I have the network setup in my workshop can I use a second pair of these to extend the network to my son's house if I run a hardwired Ethernet cable from the workshop to the location approximately 200ft away where there is good line of sight to my son's house
- what additional routers or other hardware do I need in addition to the outdoor wireless devices.
I would appreciate anyone's input and advice on the required hardware and setup to extend my home network to these 2 additional locations