Recommendations for external WiFi Bridge?

Thread: Recommendations for external WiFi Bridge?

  1. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    I rate them, in new builds or standard implementations they seem fine but some of these issues were when they have an office in a garage or down the garden etc so assume the electrics aren't best suited!

     
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    piggzy said:

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    Yes I found that with a customer who is a mechanic and has his garage in the back garden. Obviously the electrician wired it on its own separate circuit so it wouldn't work at all.
    That was a head scratcher. Fortunately I could run an RJ45 along his fence and hardwire him.
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    Update on these two jobs in case it helps anyone else.

    The job where there was a garage converted into an office in the customers garden:
    I used a single EnGenius ENS500 5Ghz as there was a strong signal outside the garage, configured as a Client Bridge (as the Virgin hub doesn't support WDS). Installed onto the outside of the garage with a cable running inside and now getting 90-100Mbps on the speedtests.

    The job where there was an external building 30 metres from the house where an outdoor Ubiquiti could reach already but devices weren't powerful enough to send data back that far I adopted a pair of Unifi Mesh APs into the Unifi controller, enabled wireless uplink, deployed the second AP on the outside of the remote building and the other onto the outside of the main building and now wireless devices get 50-80Mbps which is full speed as this is an Infinity 2 connection.

    So 2 similar jobs with different successful setups, different budgets etc.