Wireless Bridge or Repeater
I am looking for a simple and cheap solution for an on going problem.
We have 2 buildings seperated by about 20 meters of open ground. In building one is a router which has a directional antenna attached to it aimed through a window at a dormer window building 2. The aim of this is to provide wireless internet access to building 2. All the way across the open ground right upto the wall of building 2 you can access the internet via the wireless with no problem. However once inside building 2 you can still see the wireless signal but it is very difficult to connect to it and when you do manage too you cannot browse the net.
The ideas I have throwing around are:
a) to set up a wireless bridge between the 2 buildings but that would mean replacing the router in building one as the current one doesn't support bridging and then installing a second router and an AP in building 2.
b) to set up a repeater in building 2 attached to an omni-directional antenna located as high up as we can get it.
Any other ideas or suggestions gratefully received as I have to give my boss an answer by end of work today :(