I'm looking to connect my WAP to a client less than 1 km away. We would have perfect line of sight except for the senior's complex directly in between. I understand that this is a complete no-go. However, approximately 1/2 way between and off to the side there is a cluster of large condos (mostly concrete & glass on the outside) that I think I can bounce a signal off of. My questions are:
- Point A (WAP) is on the 2nd floor, point B (client) is on the 4th, but in order to clear some trees and other houses, we'd have to aim for about the 10-15th floors of the condo. Principles of reflection tell me my signal will end up several hundred feet above my target. Am I going to end up with enough "splatter" to make it back down?
- What sort of additional hardware will I have to work with for a reasonable test? Can I use a cantenna-type deal on both ends and expect a decent result?
- If I put a directional antenna on the WAP, will I still be able to access it locally (client within the same room) even though the antenna is pointing in the other direction?
- How much better will my result be if I befriend someone in the condo and get him to put in an omni?
Sorry if these issues have been beaten to death already.
--There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.