Connecting two houses 1 mile apart

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by HardyMacia, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. HardyMacia

    HardyMacia Network Guru Member

    House 1 has DSL. House 2 has nothing. We have line of site between the two. I bought two Cantennas. I want to connect house 1 and 2 together. Both houses have wireless and non-wireless computers. What's next....

    What linksys hardware do I need? What firmware upgrades? What settings?

    Hardy Machia

    PS: I imaging this must be a FAQ somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
  2. Jeffrccar

    Jeffrccar Network Guru Member

  3. HardyMacia

    HardyMacia Network Guru Member

    Actually, I spent hours searching these forums and the net for the answers. I spent several hours trying stuff, but I had to give up and decided to ask for explicit directions. I want something simple. I had already read all of the links you posted. But, none of them give a simple and straight answer.

    I intentionally didn't mention what routers I had. I'm looking for someone to tell me what to buy, what firmware to install, what settings to set. Spell out the basic steps so that my grandmother could set it up if she had to.

    As for routers, I bought to Linksys WRT54G for this project -- if they won't work someone let me know and I'll return them to buy something that will work. (My existing network is an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express, but I'm willing to put in all new infrastructure if I can get this to work.)

  4. cromrell

    cromrell Network Guru Member

    I currently have a wireless ISP (

    They mounted a WET11 (B) on my roof, and installed a directional 'horse-shoe' style antenna. I would recommend using WET54G.

    I'm not sure what WIFI eqipment they setup to receive the signal. -But I assume the WRT54G w/ modified antenna would work.

    You could probably contact digis here locally and ask them what eqiuipment they are using.

    >From: "Craig Doxey at Digis Sales" <>
    >To: "Chris ROMRELL"
    >Subject: Re: Digis Networks Information you requested
    >Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 21:09:54 -0600
    >Our equipment includes either a grill-style antenna, about 2-1/2
    >feet by 2 feet, or we have a smaller Vagi style antenna (looks like
    >a tuning fork, about a foot and a half long). These are mounted on
    >the roof using either a small tripod mount, or a 2 foot pole type
    >roof mount. We also place an Ethernet radio bridge in a
    >weatherproof housing on the antenna mount (it's a Linksys WET-11
    >radio that we custom mount to withstand the weather), then we run a
    >CAT-5 cable down the side of your home and terminate it inside with
    >an Ethernet jack. There's also a power transformer that would be
    >near the jack which would plug into the wall - it feeds power up a
    >spare pair of wires in the CAT-5 to power the radio.
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