Best WiFi for Rural Areas: Extenders & Repeaters

Getting reliable WiFi service in rural areas is often difficult, especially in multi-building properties and large farms when there’s only ONE internet source but a WHOLE lotta ground to cover.

So what’s the solution?

When talking to your ISP (internet service provider) like Comcast or AT&T, they’ll most likely recommend paying for a second internet line just to reach a detached barn or workshop, and uh...no thanks.

So it’s up to you to “extend” your current WiFi signal farther.

Say Hello to My PiFi Friend


The PiFi is a long range WiFi solution made specifically for using one internet source and extending it to other buildings or to the outside.

The PiFi comes in two flavors: building to building (point-to-point) or inside to outside.

Extending Signal from One Building to Another Building

 

 

The PiFi Long Range WiFi Repeater is a range extender that shares internet from one building to another up to 1 mile apart.

Here’s how it works:

  1. All equipment is installed in the building that needs internet.
  2. The antenna points to an internet source up to 1 mile away.
  3. WiFi is pulled in and broadcasted in the second building.

Remember, this is a point-to-point connection, meaning internet is shared between the inside of two buildings. So the tradeoff is less bandwidth for more area coverage.

Overview:

  1. Great for: Detached barns, garages, or workshops; RV campgrounds, or second building.
  2. Works for all ISPs: Comcast, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Cox, Altic, Mediacom, Windstream, and many more internet service providers.
  3. Compatible with most routers except for Apple routers or a router/modem provided by your ISP.

More Info:

  1. When installing the antenna, the higher, the better. A clear line of sight immensely helps with better WiFi signal, speeds, and service.
  2. The PiFi Long Range WiFi Repeater uses 2.4 GHz connection for better long range performance.
  3. Installation takes about 30 minutes for equipment and another 3 minutes for network configuration.

 

Share Internet Between 2 Buildings up to 1 Mile:


Extend Signal from Inside to Outside

 

 

The PiFi Outdoor WiFi Extender is an access point that boosts WiFi signal from inside to outside up to ½ a mile

Here’s how it works:

  1. All equipment is installed outside the home or building.
  2. The access point connects to your router and the outside antenna.
  3. The outside antenna broadcasts WiFi signal outside!

Because building material is the number one cause of poor signal, think of the PiFi Outdoor WiFi Extender as a very long straw that allows a long distance location to take a sip of the signal.

The PiFi  Outdoor WiFi Extender comes with the option to choose a directional, omni, or whip antenna.

The most important factor is choosing the right antenna:

  1. Directional Antenna: Up to ½ mile.
  2. Omni Antenna: Up to ¼ mile.
  3. Whip Antenna: Up to 100 yards.

It’s recommended to go with a directional antenna, especially if you know which area you want to cover and it’s a bit far from your home or building. It's a specialized performer.

Omni and whip antennas broadcast in a 360 field, but don't reach as far as the directional. They're generalists. 

Overview:

  1. Great for: Farm, yard, pool, and outdoor spots.
  2. Works for all ISPs: Comcast, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Cox, Altic, Mediacom, Windstream, and many more internet service providers.
  3. Compatible with most routers.

More Info:

  1. When installing the antenna, the higher, the better. A clear line of sight immensely helps with better WiFi signal, speeds, and service.
  2. The PiFi Long Range WiFi Repeater uses 2.4 GHz connection for better long range performance.
  3. Installation takes about 30 mins to an hour.

Share Internet From Inside to Outside up to 1/2 Mile:

 


Extend Signal from Inside The Home

For in-home WiFi coverage extenders–the kind that improves signal coverage inside the home like a second story or basement–we recommend Orbi, Ubiquiti, and Google WiFi. We focus on long-range WiFi, so those other products are great solutions for in-home boosting. 

Need more information? Learn more about long range WiFi and how it works.


We Fix Poor WiFi & Cell Signal

If poor WiFi or cellular coverage is affecting your home or business, get in touch with the RF experts at Simple WiFi .

We solve weak signal & coverage 24/7, because we're field experts, meaning we've been rolling up our sleeves and doing this for homes and offices with precision for many years– compared to the guy with a truck and ladder and "theoretically" can do it.

You don't want theory, you want results. That's what we provide.

Free consultation with our Miami-based customer support (info@simplewifi.com) or call us at 305-798-8505.


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