Just to argue -- no, electricity cannot see the color, but with CAT cable, the colors are NOT twisted exactly the same, and there are subtle differences between the pairs....so use the right ones in the right holes on the connectors...Ed Walters
Let me say that I would much prefer linking the 2 buildings via a wire than going wireless, even if you do go wireless once you're indoors. But, I have used this setup before outdoors, and it works great. My guess is that if you set up a WAP inside your metal building, getting much of any signal at the house isn't going to happen - the building is probably acting as a bit of a Faraday cage, and knocking down the majority of any signal.Ubiquiti Bullet M5: http://www.ubnt.com/airmax#bulletmUbiquiti POE adapters: http://www.ubnt.com/airmax#poe (I think it's the 24v version, but read the M5 spec)For antennas, I have used this one but it is an omni antenna:http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-58-ghz-8-dbi-omnidirectional-wireless-lan-antennaIn your situation, I'd probably want something a bit more directional. Lcom makes some, as does Ubiquiti.http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-58-ghz-wifi-antennashttp://www.ubnt.com/airmax#airMaxAntennasIn total, you're probably looking at $200 or so in parts.
THIS!!I've installed my share of Ubiqiti equipment and it rocks. If you need NLOS, they have a 900 Mhz solution that propagates through trees fairly well, even at half a mile. Some come with a dish, but at short distances, it's not that necessary. The nanobridge has the antenna built in, just point them at each other, and a few minutes programming and that's it. You'll have it set up in no time and it'll cost as much as the fuel to dig the ditch.
Hi MikeLike I said before I'm a old analog guy. I've never done anything like that before. Whatever you can do to help me become informed would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Dave
Most people leave their routers/access points at full power. Most of them probably don't even know they can change it, and the ones that do know probably figure that full power will give them better speed. The truth is that it really doesn't get you higher speed, it just gives greater range. The problem is that if you aren't controlling your range, you are interfering with your neighbor's WiFi signals (and your neighbor is interfering with yours). If everyone turned down their power settings to only cover their own property, everyone would probably get better speed because the interference (S/N ratio) would be lower!Has anyone here done RF coordination of WiFi in their own neighborhoods? (I live out in the sticks, and can't detect any other neighborhood WiFi, so it's not an issue for me.)...done ranting.
Hi I agree with going wireless with ubiquiti links. Nanobridges are inexpensive and when setup correctly, act just like a cat5 cable connection. The biggest problem with them is the information you get with them about setting them up is very scant. Here is a link that shows some configurations for wireless links.http://wiki.ubnt.com/BeanstalkOne important thing to adhere to when using this stuff, is to use grounded/shielded cat5 cable. This is to protect against static and lightning damage to the wireless tx/rx.Again wiki.ubnt.com is a useful source of information.Craig
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