Bridge that Gap!
April 7, 2008 6:24 AM Subscribe
In a similar vein to a previous question of mine, after successfully tackling that problem, I am now again trying to 'bridge that gap'. This time a neighbouring house in our community would like to be wired up for internet.
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The houses in our community are networking with telephone wire. A G.HDSL bridge/router in each house separates data from telephone and functions as a switch. Other hubs/switches/routers can be daisy chained off of it as normal.
This house is a little further away than the previous house (in that situation I ran a regular CAT5e cable through an 25m existing conduit from a switch in one house to a switch in the other) so I'm not sure if the maximum possible CAT5 length of 100m will cut it. I don't know the exact distance to the house. It's probably about 70m ATCF. In addition, there's no conduit this time so I've no idea how I'd work that angle.
What are my options?
- Wifi mesh with the highly recommended Open Mesh
- Fibre? I know next to nothing about fibre for networks. I know it's a based on light, that it's a good thing for speed etc and is expensive. That's it.
- Outdoor CAT5(e)/6 strung up in the trees somehow?
- Attaching an identical bridge/router to the telephone cable in their house and seeing if data magically appears at the other end? I've heard someone very non-technical mention lack of capacity about this but that can be taken with a big pinch of salt.
- Rooftop wifi 'beacon'?
- Others I haven't thought of?
Thanks a lot