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    Neigbor bought a TL-ANT2424B. How to setup?

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    My neighbor bought a TL-ANT2424B to be able to use our Wifi signal, which I encourage him to do. We live on acerages, and where he is putting the antenna is about 200' away, through one brick wall. I'm helping him set
    it up since I'm an IT guy. He bought a range extender (Amped|Wireless SR10000) to plug the antenna in with. We got the antenna hooked to the extender with the special pigtail. The extender is configured and his
    computer is able to connect to it, but the signal is no stronger than just hooked up to my Wifi router (Asus RT-AC87U) directly. So I'm pretty sure we have something wrong.

    In reading the forums here, I'm wondering if an extender is the wrong thing to be using? Seems most use a router/AP. Am I correct that this is the wrong thing to use? If so, what is the cheapest way to get this working?
    He wants a system that will broadcast to multiple computers in his house, so has to be a wifi solution.

    Also, how do we know if the antenna is optimally aimed at my router?

    Thanks

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    We played with it again last night. Instead of running it through the repeater, he as a little Alfa USB adapter. So we ran it through there directly hooked up to his laptop. The best we were able to get the signal strength was about 4mbps, but it was pretty inconsistent, and was often below 1mbps. At home, I'm seeing 50mbps on that connection. It's a dual band router, but the connection I setup for him is 2.4.

    Any help getting this setup would be appreciated.

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    The Antenna is useless for this.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    Model :

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    My neighbor bought a TL-ANT2424B to be able to use our Wifi signal, which I encourage him to do. We live on acerages, and where he is putting the antenna is about 200' away, through one brick wall. I'm helping him set
    it up since I'm an IT guy. He bought a range extender (Amped|Wireless SR10000) to plug the antenna in with. We got the antenna hooked to the extender with the special pigtail. The extender is configured and his
    computer is able to connect to it, but the signal is no stronger than just hooked up to my Wifi router (Asus RT-AC87U) directly. So I'm pretty sure we have something wrong.

    In reading the forums here, I'm wondering if an extender is the wrong thing to be using? Seems most use a router/AP. Am I correct that this is the wrong thing to use? If so, what is the cheapest way to get this working?
    He wants a system that will broadcast to multiple computers in his house, so has to be a wifi solution.

    Also, how do we know if the antenna is optimally aimed at my router?

    Thanks
    The 2424B is really not practical to use for just 200feet. A small 10db panel antenna would have been more suitable. The 2424B is designed for bridged networks and long line of site distances are concerned.

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    Thanks for the input, but he already owns it. Can you explain to me what is the easiest method to make this setup work?

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    How to Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    Thanks for the input, but he already owns it. Can you explain to me what is the easiest method to make this setup work?
    You need one of these from tp-link http://<u>http://www.tplink.com/be/p...T24PT3#fea</u> or a cable just like it from another source.
    I has to have a N male one end, RP-SMA Female on the other. Try to keep the cable short. I know the Amped wireless SR10000 is a 600mw output router, but the cheap low grade coax can cause a lot of loss @ 2.4Ghz transmit and receive. That wireless unit also is primarily designed as a range extender. Depending on your friends needs, the 2424 antennas needs to be aimed at the source of internet. I never have liked the idea of wireless repeating cause it can cause latency issues sometimes.
    Last edited by kevsh; 12-22-2016 at 00:51.

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    Your link did not work, but he already has a coax cable to come off the 2424 antenna to the SR10000 or the Alfa unit I mentioned above. I assume that's what you mean, but please let me know if not. And we did aim the antenna carefully at the router across the street. Still didn't get any noticeable improvement in the data rates.

    EDIT: I was able to get the PN out of the broken URL. TL-ANT24PT3. Yes, he has two of those, and is using the shorter one.
    Last edited by jeb; 12-22-2016 at 01:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    Your link did not work, but he already has a coax cable to come off the 2424 antenna to the SR10000 or the Alfa unit I mentioned above. I assume that's what you mean, but please let me know if not. And we did aim the antenna carefully at the router across the street. Still didn't get any noticeable improvement in the data rates.

    EDIT: I was able to get the PN out of the broken URL. TL-ANT24PT3. Yes, he has two of those, and is using the shorter one.
    Yes the cable is what I was referring too. The issues of using a parabolic antenna such as the 2424B in a urban neighborhood is line of sight to the source. The 2424B is designed to concentrate all of the signal in a small focal point, by doing this the antenna can increase its ERP (Effective Radiated Power). When their are obstacles in the line of site such as trees, brick walls and other, this attenuates the signal. If you could relocate both wifi devices to a window of both locations and add a second 2424B to the source, and align them up this may increase signal. Theirs also other options for antennas. You can build bi quads and connect them to the wifi source and aim them towards the range extender.
    http://buildyourownantenna.blogspot....7/welcome.html


 

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