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Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Bubba77
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Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Hi All,

I have a Orbi system and have a barn 1000 feet from my house. Verizon says it will work but when technician came to the farm he said it would not. Any advice would be appreciated on what to use. Best

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

1,000 ft., even line of sight, is not going to work for an Orbi or any other typical WiFi apparatus.  I think what you need is something that will bridge 1,000 ft. from one network to another network.

 

For example, I found this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cambium-Networks-Plug-n-Play-Wireless-Ethernet/dp/B074W5FCWR/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?...

 

You would attach this to your home router using ethernet cable and attach an access point to the other unit in the barn. I am pretty sure they intend for the units to be installed outdoors.  At 1,000 ft. the house WiFi network and the barn WiFi network will not interfere, so you can use the same SSID in both locations.

 

I have no personal experience with this particular brand, so you may find other similar units that offer better price/performance or more user reviews.  I certainly would read through the user comments and the entire installation and user manual first.

 

Good Luck!

I love my Orbi.

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Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Kind of far away for even wired LAN cable. 

Would maybe need a commercial grade wireless dish and reciever at that distance. 

 Orbi or any other home grade wifi wil not suffice at that distance. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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AmitR
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Do you have line of sight from the house to the barn?  It should work if it does with the Orbi Outdoor and the RBK50 series.  Place the OUtdoor Orbi in the barn, closest to the main house.  

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Bubba77
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Hi and Thanks!

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Whats the range on the RBSY? 


@AmitR wrote:

Do you have line of sight from the house to the barn?  It should work if it does with the Orbi Outdoor and the RBK50 series.  Place the OUtdoor Orbi in the barn, closest to the main house.  


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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Bubba77
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Hi and Thanks. I do have a line of sight to the barn. Verizon only sold me the Orbi kit with the base and one indoor satellite. I may buy an outdoor or just return the Orbi kit.

Best

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

RBSY requires the use of a Orbi system FYI. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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CrimpOn
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

1,000 ft., even line of sight, is not going to work for an Orbi or any other typical WiFi apparatus.  I think what you need is something that will bridge 1,000 ft. from one network to another network.

 

For example, I found this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cambium-Networks-Plug-n-Play-Wireless-Ethernet/dp/B074W5FCWR/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?...

 

You would attach this to your home router using ethernet cable and attach an access point to the other unit in the barn. I am pretty sure they intend for the units to be installed outdoors.  At 1,000 ft. the house WiFi network and the barn WiFi network will not interfere, so you can use the same SSID in both locations.

 

I have no personal experience with this particular brand, so you may find other similar units that offer better price/performance or more user reviews.  I certainly would read through the user comments and the entire installation and user manual first.

 

Good Luck!

I love my Orbi.

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Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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Bubba77
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Thanks for the reply!

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Bubba77
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Very helpful and a big Thanks!

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FURRYe38
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Re: Barn is 1000 feet away from house what to use?

Good Luck. Smiley Wink

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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