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I get 1 bar from the house wifi in my garage which is just enough to do exactly nothing.The future is in Wifi. Wait, that's already a thing - right?
My house wifi doesn't work outside my house, and I get one bar of 4G on my phone if I stand next to the shop door or a window. Middle of the shop is a dead zone.I get 1 bar from the house wifi in my garage which is just enough to do exactly nothing.
It is just enough to keep me from automatically going on data but it just sits there and spins trying to do something.
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta doMy house wifi doesn't work outside my house, and I get one bar of 4G on my phone if I stand next to the shop door or a window. Middle of the shop is a dead zone.
So therein lies the problem: I needed something better. So about a year ago I installed an outdoor wifi access point that was supposed to be super bad ass and would work up to a mile. As it turns out, it only penetrates a few feet further into the shop than a 4G connection does... so now I can stream but only around the south wall.
One cat 5 run will be for a wifi router, a second will be for a wired device if ever need it, and the other two are for POE security cameras. I could use run #2 for a third camera inside the shop too - useful for burglars maybe but I'm not sure I want my shenanigans on camera all the time.
Yeah it'll be a lot sweeter when the box is back where it belongs and I can scrap the frame! Works pretty good for moving the box around the shop though, that was my intent. I had it sitting on a janky ass wood cart that I made out of pallets... was afraid of it falling apart and ruining the box so thus my current plan of attack.Fiberglass work is fun!