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Mon, Aug 15, 2022 2:10 AM

Will wifi router reach outside building

  • Will BGW320 provide enough strength to reach pool house 80ft from router ?  Wanting to stream TV and general laptop access (not gaming).  Or is there an extender or other option without running additional fiber to the pool house ?
OttoPylot

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Hard so say because not only distance, but physical interference plays a part as well. An extender might work if you have los (line of sight) that is open, but even then....

You could always run a conduit (pvc pipe) with solid core CAT-6 and setup a wired connection for an extender. However, depending on your landscaping that may not be practical. AT&T gateways are not the most robust when it comes to WiFi so connecting a mesh WiFi router to it, with a satellite in the pool house might work best. You could even hardwire the satellite for better coverage.

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Luckily only open grass with no trees from main house to pool house, so may be worth a first try with just the Gateway.  Ideas on specific mesh router and satellite compatible with AT&T fiber modem ?  Planning to switch from Comcast cable so this is all new to me.

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OttoPylot

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I have Comcast and one of the reasons I chose them (choices are very limited in my area) is that you can use your own equipment so it is much more robust than what Comcast offers. Most ISP-supplied equipment leaves something to be desired.

I use the Netgear AX4200 mesh WiFi system and it works extremely well for our 2-story home and 1/2 acre property. Router with two satellites, one wired and one WiFi for the backchannel. Eero, Google, Velop, etc also make very good mesh WiFi systems. Some also offer gigabit ethernet ports on their satellites. You will need to place your gateway in pass-though mode if you do decide to use your own router and not the gateway.

If you do run a cable out to the pool house, I would recommend using solid copper core, UTP, CAT-6 cable (non-CCA/CCS) and terminate with punchdown keystone jacks instead of running CAT-6 ethernet patch cable.

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