Hi everyone thanks in advance. I need to get internet from my shop to my new house 100ft. away. I live on a farm. I currently get internet by way of radio signal from town to me. I know I could run a cable from my router to my home. But seeing how that's 100ft. I don't know how good my signal would be once I get there. Also Shop building has a metal siding exterior so at 100ft I don't think Wi-Fi would work. Anybody get any idea's?
If you don't feel like trenching for cable, a good outdoor WAP and antenna should work. I like the Ubiquiti M5-HP APs and a good 5GHz outdoor antenna (Try LCom). Ubiquiti also makes more directional APs/antennae if you want to point it over *there*. Just make sure the security settings on your network are up to snuff.
Dave, Digging is a lot of work, and direct connections have drawbacks.My metal walled shop is about 150 feet from the wireless modem located in my house (which has metal lath), I have no trouble picking up the Wi-Fi signal full strength from it, or a half dozen other signals from other houses that are a minimum of 300 feet away.A friend recently had a lightning strike which rendered his Wi Fi modem and the computer hard wired to it, and the keyboard sound module hard wired to it all junk. Had he used the wireless option, the computer and sound module would have been fine.The only thing I have hard wired to the modem is the TV, but I'm not too worried about loosing that in a lightning strike, but computers are a drag to replace even if you have them all backed up.The guy that had told my friend to hard wire from his modem also had his hard wired computer destroyed by a lightning strike.Art
Hi Dave,<snip> I think I'm going to just go rent a ditch-witch type trencher and have it cut a trench from my house out to the shop location. Then I'm going to dump some big power cable, a water line, and probably four direct burial CAT 5e cables (or more likely a two inch conduit to put said cables into later). <snip>Have fun and good luck!
Hi Dave,I'm looking at doing the same sort of thing, but the other way around. I live out in the sticks where there is no DSL nor cable service. I solved the connectivity issue by going with Exede Satellite Internet Service from Viasat. Yes, it does cost me about $90 per month and I get up to 15GB of downloaded data, so you have to pay attention to how much you are downloading or do your movies and big downloads between midnight and 6AM (no download restrictions). Anyway, I pay for 12Mb download speed and 3Mb upload speed, but last time I tested it I was getting closer to 20Mb down and 3Mb up. The only downside I have been able to find to the Exede service is the ping times. They are LOOOONG. I'm talking minimum of 635mS long. However, this doesn't matter for streaming movies or music. Anyway, as I said, I'm looking to do something similar. I'm building a shop / storage building at my house and I would like to have power, water, and network out there in the shop. I think it is going to be about 150 feet away from the house, so I think I'm going to just go rent a ditch-witch type trencher and have it cut a trench from my house out to the shop location. Then I'm going to dump some big power cable, a water line, and probably four direct burial CAT 5e cables (or more likely a two inch conduit to put said cables into later). Even at the 225 foot distance that your shop is from the house, you are still WELL under the 328 foot maximum length of an Ethernet run. I recommend that you run that Ethernet cable up to the house and put yourself a WiFi access point at the end of it. That way you will have good, strong WiFi coverage throughout your new home. Have fun and good luck!
is it a good idea (or legal) to run power and Low voltage Cat 5e in the same conduit?
Couple questions to the chorus;Is it legal to run power and water in the same trench?Is it a good idea?
is it a good idea (or legal) to run power and Low voltage Cat 5e in the same conduit?Seems one would be asking for some interference on the ethernet from a long run parallel to power.
Hi JoshI love living on a farm. I can make all the noise I want. I will have to check out Exede. Hughsnet was my only other option and I 've heard horror stories about them.
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