connecting two buildings using wireless?
hello,trying to connect two building 2gether, first building has a network of 12desktop physicaly connected and has server for file and print share,next building is about 50meters away no pcs yet but thinking of having six/eight there to share facilities in the first building.What is the best way to connect these two buildings together using wireless devices??
- Mr AleLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
You need to buy a device called a wireless bridge. You can also use a directional antenna so all your signal is pointing directly at each other for best connectivity (if just between two buildings).
- 1 decade ago
Hi, I recommend NOT to use a wireless bridge to connect the 2 sites. If it is possible, I would recommend a fibre cable link between buildings for increased reliability, capacity, speed & secuirty. WEP keys sent by users can be scanned & obtained by 'scammers' using software with major security issues. The cost implications are slightly higher for hardware & installation but you get investment return through quality of service.
- mattribbinsLv 41 decade ago
If you really want to go wireless, use a high speed wireless connection (802.11g, better!), and one which has a high range.
However, I strongly disagree with going wireless, as it is slow, sometimes unreliable, and if you have no WEP key, the network and its computers are vulnerable to 'passers by'.
I recommend going cable, but use a network hub server, so cable from A (with) to B (soon with), then use a network hub server at the other end.
- 1 decade ago
set the second building up the on a normal server....
but you should be able to use a wireless system to hook the 2 systems up.
set the wireless up to both servers and just hook them together, i have never tried it but i have seen it done and it works :)
p.s. try talking to a computer store when your in there next to get the computers and the servers you might be even able to get a wireless server...
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- jayktee96Lv 71 decade ago
You need to use fibre or a laser connection between the buildings. A friend of mine has installed a few laser systems in the uk. Mail me if you want more details.
- Tracy LLv 71 decade ago
There are several suppliers that make products to do exactly what you are wanting.
If you want high cost use motorola canopy backhauls.. work great cost alot.
I would suggest the 5 gig items (less interferance higher throughput)
Or feel free to contact me - we do these for several companies some with buildings miles apart!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
That's a little far for a cheap router but there are units that will do it. There are even high power routers that will let you connect over a mile away.
- Enigmatic ALv 51 decade ago
Try a wireless network. or a Cable will do...
- roy_marzoedLv 41 decade ago
cable is better...