[olug] Long range WiFi - maybe somewhat OT

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 15 10:08:47 CST 2018

I'm in the process of trying to find one or several WiFi routers/range extenders that can be used at a trailer park. The owner wants to supply internet access to all his tenants, but with the ability to throttle, block MAC addresses, set timers on MAC addresses, and filter some sites.Most routers can do much of that, but he also needs about 1/2 mile of total range around the area. Given it's a trailer park, and the metal walls are going to be a factor in reception, that probably means 2.4 GHz with the option to use 5GHz if you're closer to the router/repeater.I'm sure someone here has set up something similar to this, and I do know of individual routers that can reach up to a half mile, but they want little to no signal drop if possible.Any recommendations on what gear I'm going to need? It sounds like cost is not a huge factor (a few $300+ routers/repeaters would not be out of the question), but of course I'm looking for bang for the buck (getting some mark-up is good).

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