300 foot wireless?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Eric R Snow, Sep 14, 2007.

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    Eric R Snow Guest

    Greetings All,
    I found this group from a reccommendation in the basic electronics
    group. To save 50 bucks a month I need to get the DSL signal to travel
    300 feet. I have a shop where the DSL comes in. It is 300 feet from my
    house. The area is rural and there are only a couple trees between the
    buildings. I can get a completely obstruction free view from the shop
    to the house if I mount an antenna on the roof of each building. It
    looks like I can use parabolic antennas to send the signals. One web
    site has instructions for a "poorman's wifi" using cookware for the
    parabolic antennas. Is this a good way to go? Can I just buy a
    wireless router and put the antennas at the focal points of parabolic
    cookware? This idea really appeals to me just for the humor factor.
    Thank You,
    Eric R Snow
    Eric R Snow, Sep 14, 2007
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    Peter Pan Guest

    Hows your shop get it's power? Mine was about the same distance away from
    the house, was powered from the same electric as the house (same leg off the
    transformer/one meter, then to house and to garage/shop). Had sat in the
    garage, but wanted to get internet in the house (we were also in northern
    idaho, ie lots of green stuff in the summer, and lots of snow in the winter,
    both mess up wireless big time)

    Ended up using the netgear powerline bridge
    under $120 at best buy)....
    Peter Pan, Sep 14, 2007
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    Charlie Guest

    I've got a wireless one working at over 800' with a wrt54g at the dsl
    end and a buffalo 'converter' (sorry; don't have the model number
    handy) at the other. The buffalo has a simple 90 degree reflector copied
    from one of the 'free wifi' sites; I made it using thin aluminum roof
    flashing & insulation foam to hold its shape & to attach to the antenna.

    If you've got clear line of site & can put simple reflectors on both
    units, 300' should be very easy & cheap.
    Charlie, Sep 16, 2007
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