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Gayle Eisner
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To Wi Fi or Not To Wi Fi, that is the question?

Gayle Eisner
  • Investor
  • Monterey, CA
Posted Jul 7 2022, 11:36

Hi all:

I own a little 1 br house ADU behind my house but it does not have Internet. I can not use my Internet connection back there...So I was wondering what others are doing? Most of my prospective tenants are 30-somethings and want privacy and wi-fi, preferably high-speed...So I have tried a little device that plugs into the wall outlet that is suppose to reach other connections...but it does not work to the house in back...any other suggestions. Right now, I tell prospective tenants to use their phone hotspot but I would like to offer more as I am getting some good applicants but no wi-fi is a big issue.

Also, I would like to add more storage.  Any suggestions? I could add a shed to the yard for access, but I was hoping for a less expensive option...... Thoughts?  Thanks in advance! Gayle in Monterey, CA

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Bjorn Ahlblad
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Bjorn Ahlblad
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Replied Jul 7 2022, 12:00

@Gayle Eisner You can buy much more powerful routers on Amazon that will pick up your internet signal from your house and that can be used in the ADU.

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Justin Fox
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Justin Fox
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Replied Jul 7 2022, 13:33

@Gayle Eisner

Max segment length for cat 5e/6 is 328 ft.   Could you just run a direct bury line to the house in the back and have your tenants use a wireless router?