[ale] WAN type connection
hbbs at attbi.com
Wed Oct 23 19:46:47 EDT 2002
That will work. If you have a way to get cabling from one building to
the other, that's a job for off-the-shelf fiber and a couple of Ethernet
transceivers. That beats laying unprotected copper hands-down if only
because nearby lightning strikes can induce potentials in the copper.
On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 15:24, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> Get an unswitched line from the phone company to go between the two
> buildings. Get two, identical DSL "modems". put one at either end and
> turn them on. From this point my memory is fuzzy. There was an article
> (slashdot, Linux Journal, can remember...) that detailed the connection
> process. It makes a full speed 1.1 Mb connection between the two points.
> If they are in site of each other, you can use a laser link. Not great
> when the weather is really bad, though.
> There was a site that detailed building your own optical interconnection
> rig with some cheap stuff. It was not as susceptible to weather effects
> as it used visible wavelength orange LEDs. It's called ronja:
> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 14:41, Kevin O'Neill Stoll wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > If I wanted to connect two buildings, that are 1/2 a mile
> > apart, to the same network, What would be the best way to
> > handle it?
> > Some issues that would come into play are: possibly
> > crossing a roadway, lots of rain and heat.
> > I remember reading that network mediums have distance
> > limitations but I can't remember what they were.
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