Remote Wifi Internet

Home Set-up

In this article I will explain how to set up a wifi setup that can connect to an internet source far away. This works great on a boat (which I did in my case), in an RV, or even in a downtown apartment. If you have the password to a nearby wifi it will essentially transport that wifi and make it wherever you have this set up. You can get a wifi login (with permission) to a local restaurant or cafe and then have that in your own home environment. In my case I set this up on my boat and was able to get access to wifi in an office 2 miles away.



The actual hardware setup is relatively easy, the confusing part was figuring out how to set up the device interfaces, thus me offering my knowledge to help you. The following is a guide for the exact Wireless Router (TP-Link N150 Wireless 3G/4G Portable Router) and Wireless Radio Receiver (Ubiquiti Bullet M2 Titanium)I bought.

First we need to set up the Wireless Radio Receiver (Ubiquiti Bullet M2 Titanium). Plug the ethernet from the Bullet directly into your computer. Follow these Beginner’s Guide Steps proved by Uniquiti. Download here

Here are my Bullet setup settings:

After you are able to connect to a wifi network unplug the Bullet and connect the Wireless Router (TP-Link N150 Wireless 3G/4G Portable Router) with the Ethernet cable to your computer. On the router there is a switch on the side, set this to AP. Then follow the steps under “AP Mode” (page 19) for setting it up in TP-Link’s guide. Download Here

When finished setting up the router plug the ethernet cable going from the Bullet into the router’s WAN/LAN port. This will then bring the wifi on the radio into the router and push that out through it. Now connect a device to the wifi and you should have internet.

Here is the setup I did for my boat which is 12v so it required more custom wiring to get power rather than plugging it into an outlet:

Don’t have the password to a local wifi?

Download these apps for your phone and find the local wifi spots, some even offer the password to them. Or, if you find a close spot go to it and politely ask for their wifi password.

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      Yes, it is most likely an F-type connection on the antenna (regular coax cable connection). In this case you will need an adaptor. The Bullet reciever has an N-type male connection. So you will need and N-Type Female to F-type male adaptor. http://amzn.to/2vFj6ja

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          That looks like a LOOOOONG distance antenna. The Bullet website claims it can connect to any antenna with an N type connection (which that adaptor does). I bet you would get a really good signal from 4 miles. I’d contact Bullet’s company Ubiquiti to make sure it will work.

  1. Do you see all of the wifi hotspots in the router’s backend admin area? Does it automatically connect to them?

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      Ahoy Sarah, you actually see them in the Bullet Receiver’s backend. In the image labelled “Bullet admin page 2” above there is a button “Select” by the SSID. When you click that it shows the reachable wifi hotspots and their signal strength. It also shows if they are open to use or password protected. When you connect the receiver to one it will stay connected to that specific one. If you know the name of the wifi you have permission and the password to use then you can find it in the list easily and connect.

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