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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!


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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

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.


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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.

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