Have you ever wanted to share your Internet connection from your main home to a second building but found out that the connection in the second location was just too spotty to use? Well, here’s a solution that I used to improve that flaky signal that is cost effective, efficient, and best of all; really really easy to do! Hopefully this will solve your irregular connection like it did mine!
I do want to put fourth the disclaimer that you have to at least be able to pick up a signal SOMEWHERE in your secondary building; if you can’t do that, then this is not going to help you at all. Also, this is not technically a wireless bridge, nor is it a wireless access point. We will actually be piggybacking off of our primary wireless network to create a secondary WIFI network in a network secondary location, and we’re going to be using a Raspberry Pi to do it!
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