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WISP signal enhancement

I am not too tech savvy but I'll try to explain this as best I can: I receive my WISP's signal directly from one of their tower "radios" that is located approximately 200 yards from my house. I do not have a modem or a router to supply signal as the signal from the "radio" is sufficient for most parts of my home. BUT, there are some weak spots and that's were my issue is. I want something to relay, for lack of a better term, the signal to these weak spots. Will the WRE54G Range extender work or should I look at something else?

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Only they can answer that.

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Hey R. Proffitt, I'm J. Proffitt, small world......

Anyway, like I said I don't have a router or a modem for that matter. As I stated before I'm not too tech savvy but as far as the infrastructure of my WISP it's something like this: There is a 80' tower on a mountain top about 2.5 miles from my home that broadcasts their signal. Some of my neighbors can get their service directly from that tower,due to topography (hills, trees) I could not. So they installed a "radio" on a ulitity pole on a hill about 200 yds. in front of my house and "aimed" it at my home and that's what provides me with wireless internet to my two laptops and a desktop (with a usb wireless adapter). The signal is good in about 70% of the house but there are some weak spots throughout where it drops down to low. I am wondering if there is a product that will capture the signal (just as my laptop does) and relay it through certain parts of the house. Again, I do not have a router or modem but receive the signal directly from the "radio" to my computers.

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If that's WIFI 2.4GHz then

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Only a test will tell if a repeater would work. These are not assured things.

What could work if you claim you are using 802.11g wifi at 2.4GHz is to get a wifi CLIENT device then wire that to the WAN port of your router.
Bob

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Bob,
Again, NO ROUTER....I have NO ROUTER. But I can tell you it's not 2.4 GHz , It's in the 5 GHz range.

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Then the answer is no. The product you noted is not suitable

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The setup I use to cure this is simple. We install a "client" wifi device where there is a good signal and then cable that to a classic wifi router. You have nothing so far so the fix may or may not be acceptable to you.

The key component is the 5GHz WISP client. Sadly I can't find where you tell what WISP you use so I am hampered in telling you what client I would suggest.
Bob

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WISP signal enhancement

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Check out pepwave.com they manufacture equipment specially for your situation. They have products which work like a mesh networks repeater to relay the signal from your tower back into your home. Hope that helps.
www.diy-wirelessisp.com

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