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Both ends are running DLink 900AP+ access points ($109 Canadian each) and provided power with DLink DWL-P100 ($55 Canadian each) POE Adapters. Best firmware I have found thus far for the radios is version 2.5 .... the others work but I find it less stable than what I am currently running. Both radios are configured in Bridge Mode to give the illusion of a long wire! Speed from radio to radio is 22 Mbps ... 0 packet loss. I suspect that I am losing packets at the switch or from a bad CAT5 cable I have somewhere. Just a little lazy to search for it right now.
The access points are connected to 2 grid antennas that I had shipped from the USA and landed in Canada for approximately $55 a piece Canadian. The pigtails I made for about $12 a piece Canadian. These are 4 feet in length which means I loose minimal power from the radios!
On the DSL side, I have a DI-604 router (that I will be replacing with a Linksys router ... for better VPN functionality). The Dlink router cost me $39 Canadian. I'm trading it for the linksys so no additional costs will be seen.
The radio on the remote side is mounted in a weatherproof PVC Box ($29 Canadian). The other radio is mounted in my storage shed.
Thus total cost is:
2 x Radios @ $109 = $218
2 x POE Adapters @ $55 = $110
2 x Pigtails @ $12 = $24
2 x Antenna @ $55 = $110
1 x Router @ $39 = $39
1 x PVC Box @ $29 = $29
Throw in some miscellaneous connectors, some gas, etc etc etc, I did it all for around $600 Canadian
Some additional comments from kibiByte :
Just noticing this is the only FAQ on sharing WiFi, and if you want to go just to your next door neighbour it can be accomplished very inexpensively with a single router each, and maybe some custom firmware (OpenWRT or DD-WRT for instance.)
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