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Old 04-03-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question join the two wired network with wireless


i have two problems

i am running my cable net. first of all tell me what is the best way for cabling
(in cable secure point of view )
under ground or over bulidings/houses

oops it is related to networking not wireless net

anyhow 2nd problem is

now i want to join two wired area network with wireless.
the reason behind is because of main road and it is not possible for me the
to cross the road with wire (underground or over ) because of my government policy.

what can i do know ?
tell me the easiest and not costly solution
Old 04-04-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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You need a bridge.

A bridge is a device that connects two networks like they are one nework even if they cross mediums. The easiest solution would be to get wireless bridges like those used for game consoles. These bridges will talk and work right out of the box since they were made for kids.

You're only going to get a couple hundred feet range if you're lucky with stock antenna. You may need to upgrade.

A bridge can cost $50+ High-end Low-end

A high gain antenna (Outdoor, directional) $100+ without cables, connectors or mounting hardware.

....and, yes, you can get bridges that support WEP and WPA, but they'll cost more and require some config.

You can read an overview of wireless/wired network bridging here


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Old 04-04-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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oops, I only answered one of the questions:

See this in regards to burying CAT-5E. Personally, I would recommend using conduit.



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