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Wireless WAN advice.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Scott351W, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. Scott351W

    Scott351W Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I need some advice here. :confused: A buddy and I are wanting to link our networks together wirelessly. We are less than half a mile apart from each other, but line of sight might present a problem. My buddy is an amateur radio guy, and we know we could do it by setting up packet radio connections, but then we run into such limited bandwidth. I'm thinking we need a LAN to LAN wireless bridge, but we are trying to do this as cheaply as possible since it's just for primarily file sharing and gaming.

    Any help anyone can offer on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Scott
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The line-of-sight may be an issue. There are many wireless networking solutions for reasonably long ranges, in the 5-10 mile range, but they're generally pretty expensive. If you want to explore a cheap solution, and can figure out how to mount them line-of-sight, look at CanTenna
     
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