How To Get Wi-Fi From Router With Long Ethernet Cable?

desious

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Is there a way to get wi-fi using an ethernet cable that is connected to the main modem?

Is there a box with an antenna I can connect the ethernet cable to so I can get wifi in this part of the house with no internet signal?

If this is possible what it a good item I can buy that isn't too expensive?
 

vmfantom

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If you literally wanted/needed to send wifi signals over an Ethernet cable, you could use the product below:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RG6-Coax-Cable-to-Cat5-Extender-Balun-Converter-Adapter-includes-Sender-Receiver/261896456938

This isn't rated much higher than 2.4 GHz, though, plus, you'd need to convert impedance and also pin-out several times. It's very unlikely you had anything like this in mind since it'd work only if you have vacant antenna ports on a router as well as impedance converters handy, but for the sake of argument, "yes."

Otherwise, you could use coaxial cabling natively to send wifi, or buy a wired access point and use that with power over Ethernet (PoE) or a separate power brick at the remote location. The wired AP might need to be on another subnet.
 

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