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wireless network problem

By heinrich_kapp ·
Iwould like to setup a wireless network from my house to my friends house but there is a big hill bloking the way.
I would like to know if it is possible to let the signal be sent up to the atmosfeer and reflect back to my friends house and if it is how will I know at what degrees to set the directional antennas

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by sgt_shultz In reply to wireless network problem

i don't think at those wavelengths you can do it except in certain atmospheric conditions.
maybe you could rig up a reflector at the top of the hill and point the antenna's at that. sounds like fun...
a ski resort i know had this problem and had to set up a relay point at the top of the hill to get down to the other point. you really do pretty much need clear line of sight for a reliable connection. why don't you guys hook up over the internet (rdl)
you can check out at the wireless equipment mfg's website to see if they offer instructions on how to do what you want...

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to wireless network problem

Simple answer is NO.

The current wireless doesn't support this option and the transmitters are way to underpowered for anything like this.

What I presume you are attempting to do is to share your Wireless connection with your friend which is at best hazardous as you'll be responsible for anything downloaded from that connection even if you can prove that someone else did it you'll still end up in the courts for allowing the download, and you need to secure the connection as well so that only you and your friend can log on.

If possible you could run a cable to their house if they are under 175 meters away a CAT 5 will do the job but if it's further you'll need optical fiber. Either option is far more secure than Wireless and you will not be facing possible problems from the relevant Departments for exceeding signal strength as any thing adversely affected by a Boosted Signal will be your responsibility and any repairs will be at your cost as well as any fines that may come with the infraction of the laws.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

I should have added that 175 meters is actual cable length not the distance between places.

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by Reb00t In reply to wireless network problem

I will have to agree with the others. With what is available to you at the local stores, thats not a possibility. Of course, I also don't know how far the distance to your friend's house is.

You can 'try' a wireless router with MIMO, but if its further than 150-200 feet, forget about it IMO.

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