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WTW
Posted 1/18/2020 09:58 (#7982897 - in reply to #7982838)
Subject: RE: Getting wifi from house to shop?


Winkler, Manitoba Canada
MarkinMO - 1/18/2020 08:37

I use a pair of powerline adapters for this. Mine are TP-Link model TL-PA4010 and I bought them on Ebay for $25 a pair or so. One end is plugged into a wall outlet with an ethernet cable to my router. The end in my shop is also plugged into a wall outlet with an ethernet cable to a second router with WIFI. I mainly did this in order to have a security camera system installed at the shop but it's been handy for other things too. There is some speed degradation but hasn't been a problem for my usage. Both buildings must be on the same electric transformer.


I wonder whether these adapters work better if they are both plugged into the same side of the line. We used D-Link ethernet over powerline adapters and they were very sensitive to distance. I don't think 600' would have been doable with those. Later we did direct burial CAT5 ethernet cable which has worked well for us.

Edited by WTW 1/18/2020 12:41
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