I figured this was a good place to ask this question. I’m looking at connecting two buildings together and they are about 8km from eachother. From what I’ve seen the Ubiquiti P2P stuff is pretty expensive for what I’m trying to accomplish. I saw some other solutions like TP-LINK CPE210.
Just wondering how this would work or if anyone has any suggestions. From what I understand I’d need two CPE’s and on the client end I can just branch out the ethernet signal with a switch for connecting devices on that end. Does anyone recommend any hardware for this? Any lessons learned from your own projects like this? And just to clarify CPE’s are not the same as just Wifi boosters right? They do not direct a signal that can be picked up by a cell phone for instance?
The main thing that confused me was for example on the TP-Link I meantioned, they discuss setting up one of them as an AP and setting Wifi related settings on it. But from what I could tell I thought this did not just distribute regular wifi, so why would these settings be relevant?
Example of the settings I'm talking about