So my question is fairly simple, in a normal suburban setting (2 story buildings, no high rises, etc), what is the maximum range you could expect from a WiFi router? Preferably something faster like 802.11 n.
This is a bit of a thought exercise of me sharing my internet connection with my neighbors/friends. I expect I'll never actually do it, but I kind of want to know.
I've seen routers that go up to 600mW and high gain antennas. I was thinking of installing external antennas as each end, I'd have line of sight, but probably don’t want directional antennas on the access point. I would like to be able to connect several homes in several different directions from the access point. Basically I want an idea on what the range would be, so that I can work out how many of my friends in my vicinity I could rope in.
Any recommendations on AP/Antennas?
I've seen the Amped R20000G, are there any other high output APs that I should look at?