how to recieve wi fi in my shop

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how to recieve wi fi in my shop

Post by mark55 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:11 pm

hi every one , mark55 here, I have a laptop , shop 120 ft. away, if I sit out on the patio, fine, every thing ok. about halfway between house and shop the signal drops out, is there a ( home made antenna ) or something I can do to receive the signal inside the shop, the shop is a metal building. thanks.

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Re: how to recieve wi fi in my shop

Post by Gerrit » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:47 pm

The shop being a metal building is a major problem for wireless. Even with a strong repeater the signal wouldn't make it inside the building.

If you have the possibility to get a network cable to the shop that would be the best, if not only option.
Connect a simple wireless access point like this one https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless ... 004UBU8IE/ and you're in business.
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Re: how to recieve wi fi in my shop

Post by mark55 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:12 pm

mark55, does this device, needed to be installed in house or in shop.

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Re: how to recieve wi fi in my shop

Post by Gerrit » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:35 pm

mark55 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:12 pm
does this device, needed to be installed in house or in shop.
The device (wifi access point) should be installed in the shop. To make it work you would need a cable like this one: https://www.amazon.com/CAT-5E-SHIELDED- ... 00OJ967NC/
and connect it to your present internet modem/router (in the house) and on the other end (in your shop) to the wifi access point.
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Re: how to recieve wi fi in my shop

Post by mark55 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:49 pm

thank you for answers to question, it seems like every time I sit down to post back, to the net , something ( no every thing ), comes up, I can run wire to shop, I was skimping on the work part of it, trying to get off easy. thank you gerrit

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