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How do I connect 2 buildings networks?

By rlazojr ·
At our office we recently rented more space but the space we needed is at a physicaly seperated building across the street from our building. Both locations have dsl connections with static ips. I would like to know what would be the most economicalway to link these buildings. There is one computer in our new building and a peer to peer network in our old building consisting of 5 computers. My boss does not want to use any of the pcanywhere or laplink type software to link them what should I do?

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by tyrone In reply to How do I connect 2 build ...

you can use a VPN solution and establish a tunnel over the DSL to the 5 user network. Also you can install two wireless AP's if you have a clear line of site. This might require an additional switch or hub, and a firewall depending on the set up of your network. You should be able to find products for either solution at a total price of $2500 or less. There is various vendor products you can choose from. email me for more info. tcloyd@educate.com

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by Alpha-Male In reply to How do I connect 2 build ...

The easiest and least expensive solution is probably a VPN. This will offer you the ability to connect to the network with reasonable security.

Take a look here for details on how a VPN works and how to configure it:

http://www.networkcomputing.com/1116/1116ws2.html

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/VPN_help.htm#Client_tips

http://www.tek-tips.com/gfaqs.cfm/lev2/5/lev3/34/spid/463/sfid/979

Make sure to delete any spaces in the above URLs.
Hope this helps! Good luck...

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by Andy Chuho In reply to How do I connect 2 build ...

Across the street?? on what floors are your offices... if on ground/ near ground, kill off the DSL on the single computer and run a cable (if you have access to ducts) under the street... it cannot be 90 metres wide, even utp/stp will work. Hope youdo not have issues with local council!!! Can expand the network if you have switches/hubs on both ends... permanent/free connection.

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by Joe Mis In reply to How do I connect 2 build ...

If you have direct line of sight, you might want to consider dumping one of the DSLs and adding a wireless setup. No matter what goes on, VPN over DSL will be dog slow. You could put one of the low end wireless hubs (LinkSys or Netgear, for example)somewhere near the window, and either a second hub or simply a wireless LAN card in the remote PC. You can then share the single DSL connection and save the monthly cost.

I use the Netgear solution at home, and the signal carries a good distance.If you are too far for the low end gear, there's always Cisco stuff.

Joe

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