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I need to have a range of 150ft to 200ft. Which router is best

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I need to have a range of 150ft to 200ft. Which router is best for me?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Claws224 replied 7 years ago.



Are you looking for 200ft indoors or outdoors?


Will there be obstuctions or will there be unrestricted line of site from point to point?


Let us know



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I live on a farm I have made an office in an outbuilding, so I want to setup a computer in the office and a computer in the house. I want them connected on the same network. The out building has metal siding and the house has vinyl siding.
Expert:  Claws224 replied 7 years ago.



In that case we need to go to the high end of the spectrum of available wireless devices as you have a metal building and some distance to cover.


Your best bet would be to ignore the normal household types of routers and use something like a Bountiful Wireless Router


This is a unit not a lot of people have heard of, however it is one of the most powerful domestic level routers available in the US and its transmission level is the highest allowed under FCC regulations for domestic wireless devices.


This way you would have a nice solid base station that should penetrate the metal building without the need for additional external antennas or any other devices at the other end other than a standard wireless network card in the computer.


Take a look and let me know if you need more info




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