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Originally Posted by MacMermaid View Post
John, what is your equipment recommendation than for the wireless, up to 300' setup while being budget wise?
I would do a point to point bridge using patch antennas. This is the type of antenna that your neighbor used to get service from down the road. This type of setup would give you two antennas, two bridges, and cables for each end. The bridges are easily configured in a web browser, and you can be up and running in a couple of hours. The biggest time takers are running the cable and mounting antennas.

You will need line of sight for this type of setup, but you mentioned you have access to a second floor, so you could get above that one building you mentioned and shoot over it. The max range on something like this is like half a mile, so your 300' is nothing for it to handle.

I would not even try to get the existing router (that you said was around a while) to do that kind of range. That is an exercise in futility! :-)

This type of setup puts you in a ~$300 range for all of the hardware. It is no big box store type of setup so it is a bit pricier, but you get what you pay for. The system that I push just shy of 3 miles has not been down once going on 3 years and that is with the electronics up on towers in the weather.

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