I have a external, detached garage from our house, approximately 20 meters away. I would really like to have wireless internet in the garage on the same network etc as the house internet. We have wireless router in the house which works fine for our purposes. I can pick up our wifi within the garage with one of the doors open, but I cannot once they are closed. It seems the wifi signal cannot penetrate the garage (steel box design) without one of the doors being open.
1. find the correct device to pick up the external wifi signal and transmit it into the garage.
2. run conduit and a copper Ethernet cable between the router and the garage, then use another wireless router in the garage to create wireless in the garage.
3. run a fiber optic in the existing conduit between the house and garage which houses the 240v power cables within it.
1. This option has the least up front work but (possibly) the least reliability going forward and is totally dependent on finding the right wireless device to get it to work. Can't seem to find a device which has an outdoor antenna (to communicate with the router in the house) and an indoor antenna to broadcast within the garage. Can locate wireless repeaters with multiple antenna, but they seem to use the multiple antenna to get greater signal strength by working together and are not considered to be used independently..
2. This is the most expensive and requires the most infrastructure to be installed but is probably going to be the most reliable..
3. Not sure on the legality here in Melbourne of using conduit for both fiber optic cable and power.
Anyone got better ideas on the best way to deal with this? really like the repeater idea but a bit stuck of which device is the right one to buy...