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Old 05-08-2017, 07:02 AM
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I used a usb wifi adapter.
Mounted a weather proof, plastic electric box on the outside of the shop, put the wifi adapter in the box, drilled a hole through the wall and ran a powered USB cable to the computer.

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I use a POWERLINE BRIDGE. Look them up on Amazon. They route the signal through your house AC lines.

If you try it, buy something you can return.
It isn't guaranteed to work - the distance and interference from other running electrical equipment can kill the signal.

My pole barn is a signal killer and is about 50 ft from my aluminum sided house. I was going to run CAT5 out there, but then you have to deal with ground issues and the possibility of a lightning strike.

This goes through about 100ft of wire, three breaker boxes and 2 outlets. I pay for 50M internet, it usually speed tests at about 40M, and out at my shop it's anywhere from 1.5M-15M speeds. The speed all depends on what else I have on in the shop. It's good enough for streaming music and surfing. I don't watch movies or anything.
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I used a usb wifi adapter.
Mounted a weather proof, plastic electric box on the outside of the shop, put the wifi adapter in the box, drilled a hole through the wall and ran a powered USB cable to the computer.

Think I'll do that in my shop too, thanks!

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Old 05-08-2017, 05:22 PM
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I used a usb wifi adapter.
Mounted a weather proof, plastic electric box on the outside of the shop, put the wifi adapter in the box, drilled a hole through the wall and ran a powered USB cable to the computer.

OI.... wifi adapter or extender? I like the idea, just want to make sure I'm
getting the right thing....
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:03 PM
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....I can take my lap top out in the yard to the farthest point and use it like inside the house, but when inside the garage...
nope....
My issue exactly.

Like I said, I'm sure ONE external antennae would work for me. Just a simple weatherproof antennae mounted and plumbed to the exterior, usb connected to my laptop.

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Thanks for all the ideas guys! That powerline set-up is probably my best solution. My barn is a full 100 yards from my router. It is, however, wired with the same service as the house. I ran my own underground feed down there so I think that would be my best bet. Looks like the cost is less than 100 bucks...

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Power...line+DHP-200AV

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Power...line+DHP-200AV

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Power...line+DHP-200AV

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Power...line+DHP-200AV
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:16 PM
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OI.... wifi adapter or extender? I like the idea, just want to make sure I'm
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USB wifi adapter. One of mine is a Netgear A6200 and the other is a Linksys.
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Thanks again guy's.... let you know how it goes when I get
around to it............
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:51 AM
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Here's where my wifi hot spot is. It's inside the house, in the window closest to the front of the house and above the aluminum window screen. The aluminum window screen will act as a shield and cut down the signal strength.
The other outside box, on the pole, is a Wilson signal booster for my cell phones.
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