Need recommendations to extend wireless to my neighbor

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bigredmist, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. bigredmist

    bigredmist Addicted to LI Member

    I would like to share Internet with my neighbor. I have bridged 900 yds to a single pc with a WRT54GS before. For this current application I have 2 Outdoor 18 dBi Omni Directional Antenna on a line of sight. I purchased 2 WRT54GS routers from Wa;-Mart to find out the antennas are no longer removable. I prefer not to solder direct leads to the routers and decided to return them. Any router and or software upgrade recommendations for this application??? Distance is approximately 150 yds.

    All comments are appreciated :)
  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    WRT54GL. :) Of course.

    1. Removable antenna.
    2. Alternative firmware possible (!). I will recommend Tomato, others DD-WRT...
    3. They'll cover the distance without problems.
  3. bigredmist

    bigredmist Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks danix I will do some research into that.
  4. bigredmist

    bigredmist Addicted to LI Member

    Purchased 2 WRT54GL and 2 WMP54G cards from the sponsored link I hope they know the purchase was due to their sponsorship of
  5. acejavelin

    acejavelin Network Guru Member

    Got to agree with the WRT54GL and Tomato firmware, nothing better for the price...

    If you need anymore distance or have troubles with signal (should cover it ok, but I've seen trouble at 1/4 of that distance depending what is inbetween), check out the antennas at they have some nice stuff, high gain antennas, amplifiers, high power routers, and lots of stuff that will connect directly to Linksys routers. I've had good luck with their stuff in the past.
  6. robertcarmel

    robertcarmel Addicted to LI Member

    Hit me up if you need some ideas. I have made well over 200 1.5km+ shots, and several of them upwards of 6km. ;) ..... (not with Linksys)
  7. bigredmist

    bigredmist Addicted to LI Member

    Wow thanks for all the help! I'll let you know how it works out.
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