How can I extend an AmpliFi Mesh network outside?
jef_tn last edited by jef_tn
I received a call from someone who has a AmpliFi Mesh HD Router in their home. They also have a barn that is about 300ft. away from the house and running an ethernet line isn't an option. They cannot get the signal from their home WiFi while inside the barn and asked me how to extend it so that they can. I have worked on similar situations a few times before but for those I installed an AirMax wireless bridge with a couple of NanoStation M5 and a UniFi access point inside the barn.
I asked this question over at the UniFi community and was told that the AmpliFi Mesh products do not work with UniFi or AirMax. Does anyone know if there is an access point, antenna, or other device that I can plug into the AmpliFi router that will allow me to direct (and extend) the WiFi signal over that distance and allow them to use their laptop in the barn? It would be nice if it could use the same ssid and password but if I needed to create a seperate wifi network that would work too.
Derek Saville last edited by
HI @jef_tn - you can use UniFi gear, like a Building-to-Building Bridge, they just have to be setup and managed separately from the AmpliFi network
If you don't need a console running 24/7 and remote management, just configure them locally with a PC
Or run a CloudKey if necessary
At the barn you can install a UniFi AP (managed separately) or add an AmpliFi RAMP to the existing mesh once the bridge is established
mleeds last edited by
finds a few relevant posts.
And I'm certain there are others.