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GordonThree

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Posted: 03/02/17 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Microwave propagation is a tricky subject. Some materials absorb others reflect. WiFi reaches your devices by line of sight and also by reflection. Aluminum siding is going to prevent line of sight but consider windows, the fiberglass door, possibly rubber or fiberglass roof, etc. Any opening that more than 12" across WiFi can fit through.


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I would keep the router inside for easy wifi connection to it. Run a short, permanent cable to an outside jack for an antenna. It could be permanently mounted on your car port or set on the roof at a campground. I would use a directional antenna to quadruple the signal strength.
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I bought a waterproof router for my camp but I still can't figure out how to make it work. I can't get the signal, and the instruction is chineese. WTF should I do now with this piece of plastic?

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GoodFollow wrote:

I bought a waterproof router for my camp but I still can't figure out how to make it work. I can't get the signal, and the instruction is chineese. WTF should I do now with this piece of plastic?


Well, you got two options here, you can throw it in a trash, or you can try to fix it like a normal router. If you don't know how to fix a router, well, you can PM me then and I think we will figure it out. Or you can try to fix this by yourself. I think you can follow a couple of easy steps from this article https://www.router-reset.com/ip/192-168-1-1 that was written for people like you. A pretty good article for those who don't know how a router work and how you should perform a setup. So to say, you will find out how to fix your router. Go on and check this article, it will be very useful for you, I am pretty sure you will be able to fix it by yourself

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Or, you could just call this the spam that it is and ignore it.

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I suggest you trash it and look up Ubiquiti stuff. They make some fantastic hardware both indoor and outdoor type. This includes both routers, clients (Wi-Fi Adapters) and Access Points (With an AP your router is indoors but the AP can be outdoors) Some of their hardware has extended range.. Up to 40 miles over clear ground. using like hardware on both ends.


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