Got a cabin in the mountains and the local cable ISP wants $70 month for an internet connection and that is way too much for occassional use.
My neighbor lives on a hill about 1/4-1/3 mile away. I could see his house if not for the trees so I don't have a good LOS.
My goal is to have a box in my cabin that will allow me to connect my laptop via both the Ethernet cable and Wireless card as I need to be on two VPN's at the same time for work using virtual machines. Also need to connect my Vonage phone...basically need my own hub...don't think I need my own "network".
My buddy is running a Linksys 802.11G router/WAP.
I think a couple of 9dB (Hawking?) directional antennas pointed to intersect above the trees will cover the distance but am wondering what the best solution on my end for the hub would be. Open to new/better antenna options too.
Most routers/WAP are designed to be connected to a cable/DSL modem. I need my hub/AP to connect via the wireless network and be able to provide wireless and wired access....Will the standard router/WAPs do that? If not, what do I need?