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What are my options

By deanrd ·
I have a small business on the side and want to share my internet connection (cable), files and printers. I have two seperated buildings and the location of the computers puts them about 300 ft. apart. What are my best options for connecting them? I thought of locating a router far enough from one computer to reduce the distance between the router and computer to under 300 ft. Is it cost effective to run Cat5 cable those distances or would a wireless solution work? Securing a wireless network with file and printer sharing bothers me too. Any help would be appreciated.

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by BFilmFan In reply to What are my options

Be sure of your distance as an Ethernet segment cannot exceed 328 feet. And the cost effectiveness would depend on what you have to do to meet building codes in your area.

I'd advise discussing it with a builder in the area to get some ideas.

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by ManISKid In reply to What are my options

Consider talking to your ISP to allow a second network device through the same account. Because of the deprecated modem technologies your ISP may be more than happy to allow another device (such as a simple modem)

Wireless is definately something to look at, as far as I can tell the security model is a good one off the shelf if set up allright. There are many factors that limit the distance of wireless.

Laying cat5e can be expensive and if you are digging, think about fibre instead. Second hand cheap slower fibre links should be available, but the termination can still cost a lot in labour.

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by wlbowers In reply to What are my options

There is technology that can extend ethernet to 13km.


Reliable wireless is not gonna be cheap.

A trencher and direct burial fiber might be just the ticket.


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by a.aomar In reply to What are my options

Dear Sir,

i guess you can use a VDSL modem it will do the requierd + you dont need to move any thing from its location there is a VDSL modems that can connect up to 1.2 K.m via a phone cable using RJ11 and its more secured and it will give u from the other side ports useing RJ45 .

Best regards,

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