1/4 mile wireless cheap?

matt167

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My fiancés father wants internet to his butcher shop 1/4 mile down the driveway. I got a useable signal to the barn when I put in a security camera. I have direct line of site between buildings. This only needs to be fast enough to sync quickbooks and possibly run a couple security cameras. Long Ping times won’t matter much. Will this be feasible with 2.4ghz equipment on the cheap? For $30 a month we can hotspot a visible phone with a wisp router. But just looking at options
 

compgeek89

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You can do two Ubiquiti Litebeam 5AC Gen2 dishes for about $130 and will get 600-700Mbps all day long with good LOS. I have used many of these combos with great results. I even 24/7 stream 4K cameras across them to NVRs up stream.

https://store.ui.com/collections/operator-airmax-devices/products/litebeam-5ac-gen2

UI has a ton of other options, but this is the perfect cheapo solution. They just look like a wire to your devices when set up properly. Can't say enough about how easy UI has made PTP and PTmP with this stuff.
 

Machupo

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If you are trying to do it on the cheap and have LoS, you can always build a directional waveguide antenna out of spare parts / the appropriately sized metal food tin.

Edit: saw this is for your fiancee's father. High street cred risk reward with a future family member. I would build one in secret and test it thoroughly before considering putting it into that production environment.
 

matt167

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He’s waiting for the local better cable company to service the area. For right now. I showed him how to turn on Wi-Fi hotspot on his cellphone when he need’s internet down there. He’s on a prepaid plan so there is no risk of extra fees. Keeps him happy for now
 
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