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Author Topic: Getting wi-fi to my shack  (Read 131 times)
KW4GT
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« on: Yesterday at 03:51:01 PM »

My 'shack' is a small travel trailer located approximately 250 ft. from the house.  I have electricity out there, but that's it.... no internet.  I have a wi-fi extender and tried that with no success, it comes up short.  What can I do to get my wi-fi out there that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

thanks


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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:16:24 PM »

Maybe run a CAT5 cable from the router in the house out to the trailer. You could connect that directly to the computer or to a switch if you need more than one computer connection, or to a WIFI access point to serve the trailer.

To use a WIFI extender you would probably need two, equally spaced between the house and the trailer but that would also require AC power.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 04:24:50 PM »

My 'shack' is a small travel trailer located approximately 250 ft. from the house.  I have electricity out there, but that's it.... no internet.  I have a wi-fi extender and tried that with no success, it comes up short.  What can I do to get my wi-fi out there that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

thanks

If your router/extender has a detachable antenna, buy a cheap Wi-Fi Yagi on ebay, one for each end of the 'circuit'.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 08:11:19 PM »



If your router/extender has a detachable antenna, buy a cheap Wi-Fi Yagi on ebay, one for each end of the 'circuit'.

That's along the lines of what I was thinking about. (ethernet cable won't be acceptable, it'll be driven over if I were to lay it on the ground not to mention having to run under power lines). 

Stupid question...... say I hook up a yagi to my wireless router........what attaches to the antenna on the far end? 
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