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Need help getting internet inside of metal building!!

by Gobbyparts / August 31, 2010 5:19 AM PDT

Hey guys, I have a pretty complicated set up when it comes to getting internet out to my workplace. We have a ubiquiti(U1) set up a couple of miles away beaming internet to another ubiquiti(U2) at my workplace. Then we have another ubiquiti(U3) wired to that one to send the signal to my house about a quarter of a mile down the road. I have another ubiquiti(U4) that picks up that signal and is connected to a wireless router in my house. I have a metal building in between my workplace(U3) and my house(U4). I can pick up the signal from U3 with my laptop standing outside the metal building but once I go inside, the signal cuts out completely. I was wondering what the best way is to be able to pick up the signal inside the metal warehouse. Thanks for all your help!

Bobby

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Re: receiving inside metal building
by Kees Bakker / August 31, 2010 5:23 AM PDT

Read about the physics background in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage.

Then contact the company where you bought your ubiquity professional datacom stuff to see what outdoor antenna's and such they offer to solve this problem.

Kees

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 7:15 AM PDT

I'll keep it very short. On the outside of the Faraday cage (metal building) we place a receiver then wire to the inside and there we place a wifi WAP. Or if you don't want to use a WAP then a WIFI ROUTER configured as a WAP.

Runs about the price of two routers. Sorry as you must find support for this I don't offer any more than this as a guide.
Bob

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