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Office to Office Networking - ADVICE please

By csimpson ·
Hi guys,

Looking to improve network connections between our sub offices but I don't have a clue where to start. Have had basic network experience but nothing like what I want to try and do.

I'm sure it's possible but I don't know how.

My MD has asked to approach a consultant he's used previously, and just wanted a little advice before I did, so that I wasn't going in cold and not fully understanding what he was offering!

We have 2 sub offices, which currently dial in over vpn to access various systems.

Basically what i want is to have all offices directly linked to our main head office servers, without having the rigmarole of having to connect vpns etc.......so that when users login they are directly accessing the head office system and all documents etc are being stored locally to the head office for backup/security. We also use scanning equipment at each site, which need to be saving locally to head office, again for backup/security

Think this covers the basic gist of what i'm trying to achieve!

All advice is greatly appreciated!!!!!

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WAN Connections

by mike.elliott In reply to Office to Office Networki ...

Hi,
Hmm ... that's quite a job you're asking there. First of all how far away are the sub offices from your main office?

If they are any distance away (more than half a mile say) then you are going to need to look at some kind of point-to-point leased line (either ISDN or Frame Relay). Then you will need a router at each location to interface the WAN link to the local network.

Can you be more specific about distances and data rate requirements?

Mike

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by csimpson In reply to WAN Connections

Mike, thanks for the reply,

one of the sub offices is approx 27miles from us, the other almost 100miles.

there will only be 2-3 users at each site, so isdn would probably suffice

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