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sending a wireless signal to a second home across the street

by ivan851 / July 9, 2009 9:16 AM PDT

I am trying to setup a wireless network on the second home by sending the wireless signal from the 1st house across the street. I have an omni-directional antenna at the 1st house and a directional antenna at the second home. At the second home the directional antenna is attached to a range extender. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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Little more information, if possible?
by ndm25 / July 9, 2009 9:20 AM PDT

What kind of range extender? One in particular that I am familiar with has only ONE external antenna, to send out the repeated signal. If that is the case, you'd be repeating nothing (because you'd be receiving nothing, I presume the first signal doesn't reach to the inside of the second home), and sending that nothing in the direction of the original signal. Grin

Also, if you take a laptop, and stand in the front yard of the second home, can you receive the signal from the first home? Can't extend what isn't there.

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netstumbler
by mike171562 / July 21, 2009 5:31 AM PDT
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(NT) I'd just repeat two wireless n routers.
by FrankQC / July 21, 2009 11:53 PM PDT
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