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What's the feasible range to extend home wifi?

I've got an AT&T "hotspot" as my home wifi. Would like to extend it to and outbuilding (about 150') from my house. Feasible? If so, what would be recommended?

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I find you must install and test.

In reply to: What's the feasible range to extend home wifi?

And 100' is about the limit with routers you get off the consumer shelf. If the outbuilding is on the same power circuit I'd try powerline networking instead as over 100' is hit, miss and just drops out without notice.

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Would "daisy chain" extenders work?

In reply to: I find you must install and test.

Just wondering if I could put an extender at the closest corner of my main house to pick up the signal from my cell hotspot modem, then a second at the outbuilding?

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Anything over 50 feet and you must test it.

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At 100 you are at the outer edges of common WiFi gear.

Why not a powerline link?

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Powerline networking

In reply to: Anything over 50 feet and you must test it.

Not familiar with it, though reading about it, it sounds intriguing. My power comes from the pole to my main breaker box in my house. The power supply to the outbuilding is on that main line. From my box, the various circuits are distributed to my house circuits and a circuit going to the outbuilding(s) with a second box with circuits for the outbuilding itself, and my pumphouse. So, is that considered to be "all on the same circuit"? If so, could I then "hardwire" my cell modem to the house circuit using a powerline device and an ethernet cable, then use a second device (and cable) in my outbuilding with it's own wireless access point/device? TIA.

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