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Connecting two buildings to same network

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  • The company I work for has two building on the same network. They are about 20 feet apart. The IT guy before me set up two PTP Satellite repeaters to connect the one building to the main server at the other.

    We are having a lot of issues with network drops and latency. This has been causing significant file corruption and headaches.

    What could be used as an alternative networking solution for these buildings? They are about 20 feet apart with a parking lot in the middle, so I don't believe running a physical cable is a viable option. Isn't is possible to create a WAN of some sort?

    Any suggestions or advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Friday, March 30, 2018 1:14 AM

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  • Why not spending abit more money for a better product ? 

    For both building A & B

    * Ensure a enterprise firewall device is ready for site 2 site enable.

    * You will then pair the 2 gateway IP together on both building A & building B firewall.

    This will help you achieve what you need to achieve.


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    • Proposed as answer by Guowen Su Friday, April 27, 2018 4:24 AM
    Friday, April 27, 2018 4:24 AM
  • I would honestly look at running a fibre connection between the two buildings. It may seem like a pain now but it will be cheaper and more reliable over time. Do the two buildings share services? Like water, power, gas? If they do running  a connection may be easier than you think.

    Get  a specialist in, I don't think you will be able to do this yourself but a specialist will be able to figure out the best way to run the cable. Sounds like the previous IT guy did what was most time efficient and easy at the time time which I can see why. But it's now causing you headaches. Run a physical connection if you can under the car park, you won't regret it.

    Friday, May 18, 2018 9:58 PM