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Wireless bridging - solution ideas

Wireless bridging - solution ideas

Wireless bridging - solution ideas

Hi all,

I've currently got 2 buildings about 15-20 metres apart.  The main building has a fully wired network, the additional building has no network and about 4 machines (3 PCs, 1 Apple Mac).  I'm trying to put a solution in place to add this additional building onto the wired network.  The way I'm thinking is a wireless bridge across to the additional building, then a small hub to connect the machines (as wireless isn't really an alternative with the apple).  The questions I have are: -

a)If you purchase a wireless bridge, I assume this sits at one end of the link, if so what sits at the other end of the link?

b)Is it possible the have a wired hub in the additional building, if so how and what does it connect to?

Also, any recommended products would be appreciated

thanks in advance


RE: Wireless bridging - solution ideas

Wireless bridges are installed in pairs. One will sit in building one and the other in building two. They bridge between the two networks.

You connect a hub to the ethernet rj45 port of the bridge.

There are a few rules

1) use the same vendor kit at both ends.
2) Buy one with good security rather than mere WEP 56-bit.
3) Ensure there is good line of sight between the bridges.
4) Make sure vehicles will not interrupt the signal.
5) Get a proper wireless survey done

Many G4 Apple Macs will take an airport card or even a USB Wireless adaptor.

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