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Windows 7: Need Wireless advice for distance networking.

09 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Need Wireless advice for distance networking.

Hi Guys and Gals

Ok what I am trying to do is network 2 buildings together without digging a trench to bury wire through a parking lot. The two buildings are approx. 60 yards apart with several businesses in between. We need to eliminate separate servers and connect with QuickBooks on 1 server by 4 workstations. there are several options for 14DB antennae and routers with detachable antennae. I am not opposed to outdoor antennae if necessary but I feel that's a bit overkill.

Here's the Router I would like to use and one of the antennae. Question is do I install wireless network adapters in the two machines in the other building or di I find a way to set up another 300mbs router to connect to the first and hard wire the pc's I could use 2 antennae if I go with two routers.

Am I just over thinking this? it's a small network in 2 huge buildings about 100 yards between their furthest points.

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10 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

There are many ways to get this done although for 100 yards distance going through walls to clients you may require something more robust. It may not be possible to cover an entire building with a single A/P.

At that long range setting up a secondary A/P as a bridge or repeater may work better. In bridge mode the A/P turns into a wired access point where you can plug into it from other PC's but it gets the signal from wireless.

There is lots of outdoor specific hardware to choose from.

EnGenius ENH700EXT 802.11n Wireless Outdoor Access Point -
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10 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

ok then how about this used like this?

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11 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I haven't used those but the 5Ghz at only 150Mbps is very slow for wireless AC.

5Ghz with wireless AC is up to 1.3Gbps these days so I'm not sure why this one is only showing 150Mbps.

The 5Ghz band is really only for large open areas, a single AP running this will cover a very large room or outdoor space but won't go through walls and obstacles like the 2.4Ghz will do. That's why it's best to have both.
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