I need to share my neighbours Internet connection, as the only decent ISP wont connect my house, and Wi-Fi point to point link seams to be the best option.
I have done some reading on this subject and made a sketch for the required setup as I understand it. It would be really appreciated if some of you, who have done anything like this before, could give some feedback, as I have limited budget and can't really afford to buy the wrong hardware.
Situation is as follows:
Distance between houses are some 80 m (~260 feet) and all obstacles are lower than the second floor so should not create any problems if devices will be located higher. (My roof is only a sheet of plywood and that rubber like thingy, so should not create much signal loss. Not sure about neighbour thought, but locating antenna near window might be possible.)
Neighbour has a DSL modem
Here is my sketch of planed setup:
I already have one 5GHz directional antenna, so will be buying two wireless routers and wireless card for desk PC (or just connect PC to the router with a length of good old cat5 cable).
So, the main question is - does this look right?
Will I be able to get a good connection in these circumstances with only one directional antenna and omni on the neighbours side?
Will it be possible to use router #2 both to speak with router #1 using directional antenna and to my client devices using omni antenna (neighbour doesn't have any wi-fi devices, so no need for that on router #1)?
Second question (or group of questions) - can the setup be made simpler?
I am a bit confused how exactly these two routers will work.. Maybe only the router #1 needs to be router and device #2 works only as repeater (wireless bridge?) so that my client devices think that they are connecting directly to router #1?
And the third - what I need to look at, when buying those routers?
Will this router will do? What technologies need to be supported by router #1 and #2 ?
Than you for your time and please excuse my sloppy English!
EDIT: Sorry for misspelled and miswritten thread title! It was meant to be "Wi-Fi point to point setup".
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October 9, 2010 4:32:47 PM
For this to work both routers (or wireless devices) must support WDS -- and preferably be of the same brand.
260 feet through 2 roofs and trees may be a bit of a gamble. .