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    Networking between 2 buildings?

    just had a request to find out what is the best way to communicate between 2 buildings, there is only a 10m gap or so between them so i was askin for advice on what would be the fatest way to do this?

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Fastest way would be a trench and fibre.

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    How many computers in the other building?
    As it's only 10m throw some cat5 across the gap <--- joke

    Laser probably your best bet if you don't want to run a fibre across there.

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    But by fast do you mean installation speed or speed of the resulting link?

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    I would of said that, are the buildings already there or is it a new build?
    *By that I mean fibre*

    Also, is the 10m gap not counting the disatance to the nearest switch etc?

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Fibre gets my vote too.

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Fibre or External cat5 would be my choices

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    As it's only 10m throw some cat5 across the gap
    That'd would cause a ground loop.

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    external CAT5 shouldn't be used to join 2 building together

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Yes which is why the answer was

    As it's only 10m throw some cat5 across the gap <--- joke
    I wouldn't advocate external or internal grade cat5 as a solution to bridge buildings ever as I've said in previous topics on this subject.

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Why?

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    We have fibres hanging from the roofs of all the buildings here.....

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    Thats why I said they would be *my* choices

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

    I thought fibre would be the choice! the building was put up about 5 years ago or so, there will only be about 3 sockets for teachers only going in as it is only a small building! what are the speeds like with a wireless bridge between them? the nearest cabinet to that point is quite a distance thinking about it!

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    Re: Networking between 2 buildings?

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    Why?
    As I said, you'd get a ground loop as the buildings aren't electrically connected. Net result is really bad SNR on the data connection.

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