# Long range wireless router?

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#### Eric R Snow

Jan 1, 1970
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I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?
Thanks,
Eric r Snow

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?
Thanks,
Eric r Snow

For some values of "fairly easily", you can rig up a USB wifi adapter.

http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz

Have fun,

Michael

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#### Stephen J. Rush

Jan 1, 1970
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I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?

You could use directional antennas at both ends. Search on "wifi
cantenna" for a waveguide antenna that's easy to make out of a quart-sized
can. The only parts you will have to buy are the coaxial connectors and
the cables to connect to your router and computer; the rest is scrap. You
could also run cat-5e cable, but that would cost more.

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#### Floyd L. Davidson

Jan 1, 1970
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Stephen J. Rush said:
You could use directional antennas at both ends. Search on "wifi
cantenna" for a waveguide antenna that's easy to make out of a quart-sized
can. The only parts you will have to buy are the coaxial connectors and
the cables to connect to your router and computer; the rest is scrap. You
could also run cat-5e cable, but that would cost more.

I would recommend the cable if it is possible.

Otherwise, 300 feet is not difficult with wireless. But
there are a few things to keep in mind. One is that
coax is a very very lossy transmission line for wireless
frequencies, and therefore it should be kept as short as
possible. And for anything longer than a foot or two,
use *expensive* cable.

What that means simply is the location of the hardware
should be chosen to keep transmission line lengths
short.

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#### GKruger

Jan 1, 1970
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I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?
Thanks,
Eric r Snow

That should not be a problem. You just need the correct antennas. In Sout
Africa I would use poynting antennas www.poynting.co.za, they clai
distances of 40 km and more (with legal power output and earth curvatur
becoming the limiting factors). I would suggest looking at somethin
similar in your area, or a local distributor.
For 300ft I would think that the more basic omni directional antenna
would be more than adequate, especially because there is an open are
between the buildings.

Regards,
Gert

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#### Si Ballenger

Jan 1, 1970
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I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?
Thanks,
Eric r Snow

More wifi info discussed in the below group. The buffalo products
(bottom) seem to be good for longer range wifi connections.

alt.internet.wireless

http://www.buffalotech.com/technology/our-technology/high-power/

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#### amdx

Jan 1, 1970
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Eric R Snow said:
I need to use a router in order to save 50 bucks a month for an extra
DSL line. The problem is that the router will be in one building while
the computer will be in another that's about 300 feet away. There is a
pretty open area between the buildings and I'm out in the woods. Can
this be done fairly easily?
Thanks,
Eric r Snow
I purchased this yagi antenna from MFJ.
http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1800
It is the highest gain antenna I've got and I've built different5 so far.
At $29.95 it's cheap, however the shipping is was about$12.
Also you may need to buy a USB adapter with an RF output
connector. As someone else said, RF cable is lossy at this frequency,
so us as little as possible.
I eliminated RF cable completely by attaching a connector directly to
a USB dongle and then connecting this to the antenna. Then from the
dongle I run USB cable to the computer. 15ft of USB cable is about the
limit unless you add line amplifiers.
Mike

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#### Dave

Jan 1, 1970
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amdx said:
I purchased this yagi antenna from MFJ.
http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1800
It is the highest gain antenna I've got and I've built different5 so far.
At $29.95 it's cheap, however the shipping is was about$12.
Also you may need to buy a USB adapter with an RF output
connector. As someone else said, RF cable is lossy at this frequency,
so us as little as possible.
I eliminated RF cable completely by attaching a connector directly to
a USB dongle and then connecting this to the antenna. Then from the
dongle I run USB cable to the computer. 15ft of USB cable is about the
limit unless you add line amplifiers.
Mike
There's a news group for wireless stuff, you may want to ask there.
But in the mean time, there are a few wireless routers that can pump out
quite a bit of power. WHR-HP-G54 is one.
That combined with DD-wrt firmware, makes it a kick-ass combination.

Do a google search on dd-wrt. They build after market firmware that can
be loaded on many of the wireless routers available. It gives a plain
jane router the capabilities of the high dollar routers.
And the best thing is that it is free!

Dave

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#### Spajky

Jan 1, 1970
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For some values of "fairly easily", you can rig up a USB wifi adapter.

http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz

Have fun,

Michael

even more fun

some more solutions on client side : See pics & data to get some clues
& ideas (text is in my native-slovene, so you wonÂ´t understand it)

DIY from standard 0dBi wifi card antenna (supplied with) on 1m cable
w/ RP-SMA conn. ... sorry, not in english yet :-/ ...
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3847
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4241

DIY with wifi UsbKey for"Dummies":
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=26476#26476

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#### Spajky

Jan 1, 1970
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For some values of "fairly easily", you can rig up a USB wifi adapter.

http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz

Have fun,

Michael

even more fun

some more solutions on client side : See pics & data to get some clues
& ideas (text is in my native-slovene, so you wonÂ´t understand it)

DIY from standard 0dBi wifi card antenna (supplied with) on 1m cable
w/ RP-SMA conn. ... sorry, not in english yet :-/ ...
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3847
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4241

DIY with wifi UsbKey for"Dummies":
http://www.wlan-sat.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=26476#26476L

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