Networking & wireless forum: Poor home wireless signal in out building

by: rescuerat July 12, 2010 4:13 PM PDT

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Poor home wireless signal in out building

by rescuerat - 7/12/10 4:13 PM

I have dsl with a wireless router in my home. I have an out building 400-500 feet away. The outbuilding is wood construction but the foam board insulation has a foil backing and the roof is metal. I can get one bar on the laptop if I set it in the window. I want stronger reception in the building. I can buy a range extender but I am worried that due to the building construction, I may recieve signal better but I wont be able to transmit back to the house from the laptop while inside the building.
Is there an antenna I can put on the house connected to my current router by cable and another on the outbuilding with another wireless modem inside the shop connected to the antenna. Cost effective ideas would be much appreciated.

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