Access, 5 in1, Range extender, 620 feet?

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I have a cottage that sits 620 feet from a boat dock. In the cottage I have an Access and on the roof a 5 in 1. If I bought another 5 in 1 and a range extender could I expect the Access to be able to pick up the signal through the range extender at  that distance? Might I need two range extenders?  The lake is known for strong winds and I would like to know what the wind speed is at the dock prior to going out. The winds speed at the cottage is not accurate due to other cottages being in the way. Yeah I know I could just go outside and look at the trees and if they are moving and shaking, just go back to bed... but where'es the fun in that?

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Roy Griffith

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Steve U

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2 Range extenders is not a possible choice.

Is the path (route)  to the dock under your control?   Put the Access in a GG1500 or GG1000 enclosure and feed it with up to 300' of POE supplied Ethernet. My Access has been running on a POE supply for over 2 months.

Sensor <-> repeater <-> Access in weather resistant enclosure
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George D. Nincehelser

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You can use up to 3 range extenders, but I haven't tried it.

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Roy Griffith

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That would be perfect, if it works. Thanks.
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Roy Griffith

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The route to the dock is partly property of the HOA and partly state Park Property. I was thinking I could hang the range extender high enough in a tree that it might not be messed with. The 5 in1 on the dock is another story and would probably be stolen within a month. I couldn't put the Access outside my cottage.
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Are you the only boat owner> You might get the HOA to work with you, with the benefit of the member having share access to the Dash board.  1) you need to be able to move the Access closer, ~400'  with a Repeater midway for solid signals.  Put the 5 in 1 up high, on a secure pole.  The hard part is burying the CAT5.
Everyone benefits having good local data. BTW you could also mount a POE Access point  near the case (2 CAT5 runs needed unless there is (solar+battery) power for a switch).  WiFi nearer the dock?
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No power or closer point to connect the Access. The distance to the closest house from the Dock is still over 500 feet and I would have to run the cable under a road. I will just have to go with the "look out the window" method. Thanks for the replies.
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Hello Roy,

George is correct, you can use up to three wireless signal extenders together. The AcuRite Access is only compatible with the extender IF the Access cannot see the sensor at all. If the Access can see the sensor intermittently, the extenders will cause issues with your readings on My AcuRite.  Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.