JDB3
Level 1: Cadet

How can we extend our mobile broadband wifi to to granny flat? Nighthawk M2

Hi, we'd like to extend our wifi coverage to include a granny flat on our property. At the moment we take the Nighthawk over to the flat as needed but this cuts the wifi at the main house. We need some kind of booster or extender, any recommendations?

 

I've chatted to Telstra a few times but I don't think they quite understand what I'm asking - they have suggested the Netgear Orbi 4GX Router with Satellite but I'm hesitant to switch devices again only for it to not work.

 

I think we may need an extender and a booster, so there's a consistent weak signal at the cottage that we can then boost. 

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: How can we extend our mobile broadband wifi to to granny flat? Nighthawk M2

How far away from the house is the Granny Flat?

If you place the Nighthawk M2 in the room closest to the Granny Flat, do you get a useable signal at the Granny Flat? If not, then a Wifi repeater is not going to be effective.

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JDB3
Level 1: Cadet

Re: How can we extend our mobile broadband wifi to to granny flat? Nighthawk M2

That’s my concern @Jupiter , we do get a very weak signal at the flat and it’s very close (less than 10m) but lots of trees around the house so I’m not sure it’d be “enough” - we’d definitely need the repeater on the house side of the flat. Do you have any product recommendations?

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: How can we extend our mobile broadband wifi to to granny flat? Nighthawk M2

Have a look at the Outdoor Wireless Access Points that Kogan sells. You will need to be able to run an ethernet cable to it.

outdoor wifi access point - Kogan.com

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