Hi i run a small after school club on school grounds and would like to log on to the schools wifi ( the computer suite is abt 1500 - 2000mtrs away from my separate building . At the moment we cannot do this and i was wondering if there is a cheap option of extending the wifi to reach our building . We have been quoted to approx £500 to have it fitted ,which we cannot afford .
Any help will be greatly appreciated .
Does this building have it's own consumer unit (fusebox) for electricity? If it has then we can rule out HomePlugs. If it doesn't then beg, stael or borrow a pair of HomePlugs and try them. I am doubtful they will work but won't know until ruled out.
If there is a direct line of site between the two buildings, position a router in the window of the IT suite and a USB dongle in the window of the remote building and see if the signal is strong enough.
If the £500 quoted is to run an ethernet cable and put a router on the end to give wifi access to more than one computer, it is not a bad price. My suggestions, if either work, will give a limited service and if you have to buy the parts needed you could easily spend £200.
Thinking about it, due to the constraints that a school probably works under, the Outdoor Extender is probably more appropriate, as I can see all sorts of security issues arising with using what is effectively an alternative ISP.
Yeah! an Outdoor extender is the most common option to extend the existing wireless connection y utilising a different SSID. Although there is another option i.e. repeater to extend the existing wireless network but extender is quite common.
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