I was wondering what the max line of sight range on wireless networking is. I would like to network two locations that are aproximitly 1000' apart. would this be possable?
most likely you wll need a repeater but, you could do it with a wrt54g with hacked firmware
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1000' should be no problem with a pair of high-gain directional antennas (up to 10 miles with good ones). Could be a bit pricey though.
Or you could try the cantenna idea.
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ya, basiclly, my mom and my grandma would like to network in order to share a highspeed connection. it is almost exactly 1000 feet between the two houses, with a direct line of sight across our pasture. since I don't have much experence with wireless networking, I figured that I would ask some other people.
Is it possible to run a cat5 cable?
Hmmm... 1000ft is kind of far.
I've seen a wok used as a dish: http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/
Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 03-22-2006 at 09:13 PM.
Isn't it recommended to keep cat5 under 300-something feet due to signal loss?Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
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Although it is way over the spec you can get a 305m (1000ft) box of cat5, put an rj45 plug on boths ends and it will work. In this case you would not have crosstalk from other cables that is a factor in the maximum distance. Buy screened cat 5 (STP) rarther than the usuall unscreened stuff (UTP).
Wireless over 300m with no obstacles and no other wifi networks around should not be a problem. This fresnel effect calculator says you need at least one end at least ten feet above the ground.
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