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Networking over the internet

By IT43 ·
I was hoping to hear some opinions on connecting to a domain over the internet. Basically I'm looking for an inexpensive way to connect an 2 offices in a building that a share a server. They are currently connected wirelessly, but its a far distance and often crashes. I'm looking for suggestions on hardware and software products that can link the 2 locations over the internet.

Thanks your your help.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Networking over the inter ...

How far is the distance involved?

If you open the system to the Net you are really looking for major security problems that you'll constantly need to stay on top of to keep the system secure.

Would it be possible to run an Optical Fibre connection between the 2 buildings as this would maintain security and you would have no exposure to outside interference.

If you have to use the Net to connect you really need a server at each end and establish a VPN between servers so that that the individuals working can retain access and security. If you try to establish multiple VPN's for all the staff from the remote office that is more likely to cause you far more work than your current system.


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by Mr.Wiz In reply to Networking over the inter ...

I agree completely.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Networking over the inter ...

you could set up a vpn server? like a cisco product? then use a vpn client software like the cisco vpn client on the computers that need to get in over the internet. microsoft has built in products for this. check it out by calling ms and or cisco?

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by Nico Baggus In reply to Networking over the inter ...

If you want to connect two sites, you could
setup 2 VPN routers on both sides.
Just secure the link between the two sides.
(You can do it allready if your
xDSL-modem/router supports IPSEC or other VPN.
There is no need to setup workstations to do
VPN. Your two offices just need to different

Kind Regards,

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by westec77 In reply to Networking over the inter ...

This is a very technical issue. You might contact Netgear (WAN solutions) or Direcway (Internet solutions). They will set you on the right path.

see ya @

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by Wauchula In reply to Networking over the inter ...

A suggestion; try using directional antenna's on the wireless systems. That way the signal will be directional and will increase the gain of the antenna's. you don't have to replace both, just one will usually do it.

I have several wan's that use wireless. and the shortest one is about 500 feet, the longest is 6 miles.

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