[TriLUG] How to connect two buildings a mile apart...
Sinner from the Praiiry
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:33:55 -0400
On Wednesday 31 July 2002 01:07 pm, Daniel Monjar wrote:
> We have that... but we want to go at least 10MB not just 1.5Mb....
> the issue is not moving servers and not constructing a new computer
> room with raised floors, air handling, ups, etc... We have that in
> building 1 (where the servers currently are) but we don't have it in
> building 4. For adequate response either the servers need to be in
> the same building as the end users or we need to have a high-band
> link between buildin
I know that I am late in the discussion, but better late than never.
I used to work at a place where 2 builkdings were connected with=20
microwaves. The buildings were about 5 miles apart. There was, of=20
course, a LOS (line of sight).
We had 10 MB conenction speed. For any computer, anything seemed to be=20
in the same LAN. There was the option to upgrade to 100 MB. And this=20
was in 1999.
I don't believe that it was awfully expensive. We are talking about a=20
city council-funded healthcare organization in Barcelona (Europe).
I only have words of praise for the microwaves. It worked beautiful, it=20
gave us (IT) zero problems. Users were very happy everywhere.=20
Appropiate switched sub-nets provided us with amazing speed.
If you need bandwith, have LOS, and do not want problems, go with=20
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