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Old 10-25-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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There is direct line of sight, but the area is moderately urban. I've checked the available bands and 2.4GHz is saturated and 5 GHz has like one access point. I've seen some good POE directional outdoor models that would work nice and even found one that transmits in 5 GHz. What is your take on directional wireless bridges?
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Bought this $15.00 "TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter" to grab WiFi half mile away.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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Range will be shorter at 5ghz. Either way, if it's an urban area, you're probably screwed if you want a reliable connection. Look into bridging with point-to-point fixed wireless. There are even bluetooth solutions you could look into if you don't need high speed.

ETA: I just reread your post and realized that you were asking about what I suggested. LOL. That'll teach me to read the OPs better. I thought you were looking to connect regular consumer grade stuff.

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Old 10-29-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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As swagger indicated, 5 GHz has a shorter range than 2.4 . however 2.4 is congested and the chances of you interfering with all the channels over a quarter mile in a populated area is high. Of its not heavily populated, shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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EZ-Bridge-LT Wireless Bridge - EZ-Bridge Point to Point Wireless Products

These are the products that had me question the range issue. Seems both frequency specific products have the same range. Only difference is narrower beam on the 5GHz, which I like. I'd even prefer laser over air as my concern is blasting a dense area with my access point.
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