Connecting 2 sites using fibre
Please can anybody help with the following issue:
At the moment I work at a grammar school in lancashire and we have a secondary school and sixth from about 1.5 miles apart. We have just signed off getting a fibre link between the 2 sites and are now in the process of figuring out what we need to do once the fibre is installed.
At the moment the sixth form has a curriculm network and an admin network. The curriculm network uses ip address's 10.68.44.* and subnet mask 255.255.252.0. The admin network stretches over both sites as it is linked by microwave but will be linked by the fibre when it is installed.
The secondary school also has a curriculm network and the same admin network as the sixth form. The curriculm network uses address's 10.68.4.* and subnet mask 255.255.252.0.
The DNS is different on both sites as we have seperate servers for each network.
By linking the sites we want to keep the seperate networks but allow users logged in at one site to be able to access files on their area on the other site. And also allow sixth form students to be able to log in to the secondary school curriculm network.
The big question that we need to know is what equipment do we need to buy to be able to link the networks? We presumed a router at either end would do the job or will a layer 3 switch at either end do the job?
Any help is greatly appreciated.