Wireless Bridge to extend range?

By craigdexter1
Jul 20, 2008
  1. I have a few posts on this and I am tring to get a internet connection to my shop from my house. The shop is about 250-300 Ft from the house. Modem and home computer is in the basement of the house. can I use a wireless bridge (ENCORE ENRXWI-G IEEE802.11g 54Mbps Wireless LAN Extender) some how if I mount it under the eve of the shop roof and run a 10/100 ethernet cable from it to the shop computer.

    I bought a 9dbi antenna fro the shop commpters Wifi pci card. It will show the house router but no signal.
  2. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    What about an access point with in the garage with a external antenna mounted to the outside shop wall.

    TRENDnet TEW-450APB 108Mbps 802.11g Wireless Access Point
  3. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    I have not heard of great results from any of the wireless extenders/repeaters out there. I think that, if you can, running a cable outside (in protective conduit, optimally) would be your best bet. Both Cat 5e and Cat 6 Ethernet cabling is good for 100 meters (330 feet or so), so the distance should not be a problem and you are less likely to be interrupted by random interference, etc.
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