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By wcwright ·
My company has leased property across the street from our present location. Of course, we will need computers that can access our client data base on our server. I thought that there would be no problem designing a wireless network that would include the new property but I have been told that it would be next to impossible and very expensive. I am not a tech guy by any means but it seems to me that there must be a solution to this problem....Any suggestions out there?

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Speak with your data provider

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Best Solution

I agree with what others have told you; wireless wouldn't be the way to go.

I'd advise you to speak with your current data provider, to see what options they could present. Additionally, if you have more than one viable option for a data provider at the new site, this would be a great opportunity to see what enticements they may have in order to secure your business.

I had a similar case like this years back, and in order to save money, we used a different data provider at the new site than the one at the old site; and just configured a VPN between the two networks. Worked perfectly for what our needs were. We were able to leverage one carrier vs. the other for a few years to maximize cost controls.

Good luck!

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Best solution...

by Jellimonsta In reply to Best Solution

I feel is for you to meet with a solutions provider who can correctly determine your needs, budget and time frame.
There are a number of options available. They will be deduced by correctly determining your budget, bandwidth needs, locale, user environments and time constraints.
Unless you have a very proficient Tech Staff (which I believe may not be the case due to your post, and being an Exec), I would recommend going with a vendor.
If you do not have a partner with whom you have a relationship, perhaps you can get recommendations from peer businesses.
Regards

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VPN

by mpace In reply to Best Solution

You will most likely need to setup a VPN tunnel from the location across the street to your main office. There are several different ways to do this, but the easiest is to find the same make and model of routers that will allow you to do this. Check to see if the router at the home office is configurable for VPN and then you might be able to just purchase another one of those to create your needed tunnel.

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Accessing client data base on server.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/database/sql_in_csharp.aspx

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