Wifi into metal building????

Jan 26, 2020 9:01PM PST

I have a wifi signal from my house that reaches my metal shop when standing in the open door, but with the door closed, absolutely no signal.
Is there an inexpensive way to put a receiver/antenna/??? mounted to the outside of my metal building with a line running inside to extend my wifi into the building??


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Re: WiFi
Jan 27, 2020 12:07AM PST

If you do it yourself, you have to buy some hardware (antenna, cable, router).
If you have it done, you'll have to pay for the work also.

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I can't tell what your design is.
Jan 27, 2020 2:13AM PST

But you appear to be half way there. You have the outside part but that line running inside the building could be an Ethernet cable to a WAP inside the building. I've run into folk that that that cable would be some antenna.

Post was last edited on January 27, 2020 2:46 AM PST

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More explanation
Jan 27, 2020 5:15AM PST

I guess I wasn’t clear on what I’m asking. I’m wanting to know what would be an inexpensive way to take the signal I get outside my building and get it inside the building.

Would something like this work by mounting it outside the building and running the cable through the wall and to a router in the shop?

Link simplified by moderator.

Post was last edited on January 27, 2020 5:25 AM PST

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Re: WiFi
Jan 27, 2020 5:25AM PST

Since the WiFi signal already is behind the router, you don't need another router. As Proffitt said, you need a wireless access point (WAP).

If the user manuals you can find for this product aren't clear enough for you to install everything you need, find a local shop to buy it in stead of using Amazon. They surely will be able to explain what you need, and how to install it.

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