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    There are plenty of cheap Access Points with directional antennas that will carry your WiFi signal for 10 miles, let alone 50m to the shed.

    Like this for £50

    And much more reliable than homeplugs at such distances even if your wiring setup is suitable for homeplugs

    If you need wired connection in the shed, just buy pair of them and set them in bridge mode.

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    Thanks, I hadn't heard about directional repeaters.

    It's getting separate utility connections so no trench. A hardwired connection seems too much trouble so I'll look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amanwhoisquiet View Post
    You can get repeaters with directional antennas for working like a point to point bridge, which is what you're doing here. This is by far the easiest way to go.. so much easier than digging a trench.

    There's an issue about running copper cables (catx) from your house to the new shed in that you'll need to check the ground is the same level, as you might end up with a charge on the cabling at one side. Your electrician should be able to help with this, but ususally you'd use optical cables to get around this, but don't bother with either and just do the p2p wireless link. You'd then need another wireless radio/ap (or just a socket or two) on the other side for using your devices.
    WHS the grounds may be at different voltages which will induce a current in the shield.

    Very Inneresting things can happen in this situation.

    Very Very inneresting things can happen in the case of a neutral fault.

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    Like this guy says, it's either optical fibre or wireless as the best way to do it.

    Other good advice: don't look down waveguides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Thanks, I hadn't heard about directional repeaters.

    It's getting separate utility connections so no trench. A hardwired connection seems too much trouble so I'll look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    WHS the grounds may be at different voltages which will induce a current in the shield.

    Very Inneresting things can happen in this situation.
    Different phases can be fun as well. In a 400V kind of way.
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    We've got a proper contractor-sized house and WiFi couldn't reach from one end to the other (over 40m). Two fuse boxes meant no Homeplug.


    I fitted two cat 6 cables from the main switch, one exterior along the wall into the TV room switch and one into the roof to the next wing culminating in a POE wireless point. I'd tried repeaters and they were tulip. Over distance use cable every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    We've got a proper contractor-sized house and WiFi couldn't reach from one end to the other (over 40m). Two fuse boxes meant no Homeplug.


    I fitted two cat 6 cables from the main switch, one exterior along the wall into the TV room switch and one into the roof to the next wing culminating in a POE wireless point. I'd tried repeaters and they were tulip. Over distance use cable every time.

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    The "old" style WiFi repeaters are tulip. You need mesh, either cheap enterprise grade stuff like Ubiquity UniFi or consumer grade available from most manufacturers these days. The important difference with mesh is the "mechanics" of handshakes when you move between APs.

    Of course running cat 6 is best, but there are ways around it if you can't/don't want put cables in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    We've got a proper contractor-sized house and WiFi couldn't reach from one end to the other (over 40m). Two fuse boxes meant no Homeplug.


    I fitted two cat 6 cables from the main switch, one exterior along the wall into the TV room switch and one into the roof to the next wing culminating in a POE wireless point. I'd tried repeaters and they were tulip. Over distance use cable every time.

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    So have we though you don't need anywhere near as big as that for a single access point to become problematic.
    Hence the mesh thing. It's not perfect but far better than multiple WiFi repeaters off cat6. Ideal might be mesh units hardwired into cat 6 so you can have a backbone but then seamless WiFi in each room. But by the time you set the mesh up you'd probably not need the cabling.

    In my situation we have a big open air barrier, so either you didn't read my post or you just wanted to boast that you bought 3crummy terraces and knocked then together

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