Garden Room Internet : 4 Easy Solutions

Internet in your Garden Room

With more people working from home, Garden Rooms are becoming very common. We often get asked what is the best way to get internet in your garden room or Garden office.

Wi-Fi is the best way to connect to the internet in the main home. So you may be wondering whether you can extend your Wi-Fi to your garden room.

In most cases, the Wi-Fi signal from the router in your home won’t be strong enough to reach your location. If it does reach, the signal could be weak and the speed can be slow. if this is the case there are several options available to get internet in your garden room.

Wi-Fi Extender

internet in your garden room wifi extender diagram

A Wi-Fi extender does exactly what you expect. It connects to your existing Wi-Fi network and extends the signal. Creating a bridge between the main router and your garden room.

You plug the extender into the mains in your home. In a location that is closer to your garden room. This creates an extra Wi-Fi network that you connect to from within the garden room.

How Far Will a Wi-Fi Extender Reach?

Wi-Fi extenders are only effective within a short range of around 30m. So, you may need many repeaters to bounce the signal from one to another if your location is more than 30m away. The signal deteriorates the further it has to reach. So, if your garden room is far away from your home, you may need an alternative method.  

TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender

Pros: They are cheap and easy to install.

Cons: They have a shorter range, so, best for Garden rooms that are close to the house.

TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Maximum Coverage – Extend Wi-Fi coverage by up to 1,115 m2, with Intelligent Signal Light can help to find the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage
  • AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi – Simultaneous 600Mbps on 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps on 5GHz, equipped 1 Gigabit Port
  • Three Antennas – Three adjustable external antennas provide optimal Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connections
  • AP Mode – Create a new Wi-Fi access point to enhance your wired network with Wi-Fi capability
  • Ultimate Compatibility – Extend the range of any Wi-Fi router or wireless access point, 3 years manufactory warranty

Powerline Networking

internet in your garden room powerline networking diagram

A powerline network uses the electrical cable between the home and the garden room. passing data between powerline adaptors. It works alongside a Wi-Fi network and is almost wireless. and easy to install.

A kit usually consists of at least two adaptors, each with its own short ethernet (network) cable. One adaptor plugs into the mains and is connected to a router with an ethernet cable. The second adaptor plugs into the garden room. This connects to a second Wi-Fi router or to a PC with an ethernet cable

NETGEAR PowerLINE 1200 Mbps

Pros: They are cheap and easy to install.

Cons: Electricity in your garden room must be wired to the same distribution box as the house.

NETGEAR PowerLINE 1200 Mbps
  • Use your existing electrical wiring to extend your Internet access to any room in your house.
  • Homeplug AV2 technology supports Gigabit speeds through your electrical outlets for improved coverage
  • Extra plug with our noise filtered power outlet built into the adapter to ensure the performance
  • Multiple data streams (MIMO) with Beamforming technology to offer improved coverage
  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.

Ethernet Cable

internet in your garden room Ethernet diagram

Running an ethernet cable from your home is the most secure and reliable method. This is the best option for reliable and fast internet in your garden room.

This is the most reliable way to get internet into a Garden Office due to the stable connection and speed it provides.

How Do I Install an Ethernet Cable to my Garden Building?

If you are planning on supplying electricity to your garden building. Arrange to lay an Ethernet cable when your power cables are being installed. It can be installed after but will need extra effort.

Once installed plug the cable into the back of the router in your house. Connect the other end to a router in your garden room.

kenable External CAT6 Outdoor Use

Pros: It ensures a more reliable and secure connection.

Cons: Installing a cable from the house to the garden room can be a tricky job.

kenable External CAT6 Outdoor Use
  • kenable External CAT6 Outdoor Use COPPER Ethernet Network Cable Reel UTP 50m Black
  • Outdoor Ethernet Reels
  • Black / 50m
  • 50m, 50 metres Long
  • Lead, Cord, Wire,

Wi-Fi PtP (Point-to-Point)

internet in your garden room point to point diagram

A Wi-Fi PtP is like a Wi-Fi extender but more reliable. One is installed on the outside of your house and the other 0n the garden room. Both units need power to work and some configuration for the units to communicate. some technical knowledge is required.

The unit attached to your house connects to the home network. This transmits the signal to the second device mounted on the garden room. This solution works best when there is a clear line of sight between the two units.

The real bonus to using PtP is that the range is greater than the standard Wi-Fi repeater. This is the best option if your garden building is a distance from your house and ethernet cabling is not for you.

Gigabit Wireless Bridge

Pros: They work well over longer distances, so they are better for larger gardens.

Cons: They are more complex than others to install and need a clear line of sight.

Gigabit Wireless Bridge
  • CPE820 Gigabit wireless WiFi bridge is a 5.8G Long Range WiFi Extender Outdoor CPE with a digital tube display. Point-to-point pairing can be done by dialing without having to access the GUI,
  • 1000Mpbs digital display wireless bridge, transmission/receiver automatic networking, support point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, transmission/receiver flexible switching. WDS networking mode, video network dual compatible.
  • 1Gbps Wireless ethernet bridge conducted deep protocol optimization
  • Outdoor wireless bridges adopting low power consumption and high-performance design,
  • Point to point wireless bridge built-in 16dBm directional antenna, maximum 27dBm

Which one should you choose?

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing how to get internet in your garden room. It will depend upon the size of your garden, your budget, and your technical knowledge.

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