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Best Way To Connect Two Buildings
.. seeking ideas and suggestions
austtr




msg:4566714
 10:16 pm on Apr 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi.... hoping a comms or data guru can contribute here.

I have a Netcomm ADSL2+ wireless modem router in an existing building and I want to distribute the service to a new building approx 70-75 metres away.

I have read online articles with claims about successfully connecting two modem routers with cat6 cable across distances over 100 metres. If the current service is already slow (south Pacific island location), would this type of connection have some serious performance issues.... if it can recommended at all?

Back in my previous corporate life I recall the IT people using a transmitter/receiver setup to connect staff working in separate buildings that had clear line of sight. This was pretty cutting edge at the time and the costs were high. Is this technology now commonly available for domestic situations... and does it have any shortcomings?

Or is there some other option to consider?

All input appreciated.

 

J_RaD




msg:4566804
 2:56 pm on Apr 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

use the cat6, run sheilded cable.... you'll have a solid connection you won't have to second guess

yes it will get slower dishing out more load but what choice do you have?

bill




msg:4566934
 3:57 am on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

On a slower connection you probably wouldn't lose anything if you used two wireless routers and a directional antenna either.

J_RaD




msg:4567074
 4:37 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

won't lose speed, im just speaking on terms of reliability, loss of headaches, and security.

if you don't have to use wireless.. DON'T

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