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Setting up a Wifi....but there's some problems...


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MxGirL737

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Hi everyone! I need some ideas. I have set up a wifi network before in the house with no problem at all...but this one is sort of confusing me.

My family owns a business...the building is about 100yards? (I'm not real sure of the distance, but it's not all that far) from our house. The dsl modem is located down in the business. He'd like to use the signal up at the house as well. I've tried all sorts of things. ...I've tried repeaters and amplifiers...but nothing seems to work. We get a very weak signal up at the house---and the desktop computers can't pick anything up. The modem we have has the router built in (I believe it's called 3wire)...I thought maybe this was where our problem was---things just weren't compatible. We called the phone company and had them send out just an ordinary modem and router...that didn't work. I hooked up my microsoft router...that didn't help either.

This probably makes no sense, because I don't really know how to explain it...but is there any way we could like...shoot the signal up to the house as well, and have it be strong?

Any ideas would be appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
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peterm

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Hi MXGIRL737
distance is your main problem. Wi fi are not made to cover the distance you want.
If you use a repeater the repeater has to be placed at the point where the signal strength starts to drop off.
So in theory your repeater is going to be sitting some where between your home and your factory.
What you are best to try is a directional antenna
Have a look at this article.
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Cheers
Peterm
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