[olug] Long range WiFi - maybe somewhat OT

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 15 15:02:55 CST 2018

That sounds excellent. My thought is to use one of the panel antennas to send the signal to one or two APs; I'll probably install a router with all the necessary software as far as filtering by MAC, setting time limits, etc.I'll probably be going overkill to ensure the coverage I need without having anyone complain about dropped signal. I already know their equipment is quite capable of handling 2.4 and 5GHz signals, but of course 2.4 tends to reach further; the fact that 2.4 is often slower won't be an issue given we'll be throttling guest bandwidth anyway.

    On Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2:31:50 PM CST, Shawn L Djernes <shawn at djernes.org> wrote:  
 I would look at the Ubiquity AC-mesh APs. They are designed for outdoor use and give good coverage. 

I have a client who installed one on the back of a warehouse to cover the parking lot and they have had no problems with it. 

The free controller software lets you manage all your APs and network settings in one place, including MAC blocking. 

Shawn L. Djernes 

> On Feb 15, 2018, at 10:08, Eric Lusk <wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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