Join two LANs in a single location to share a wireless bridge to another building
Posted on 2003-11-26
I have two distinct LANS in our company. Both are completely separate now, they each have their own LAN wiring, switches, high-speed web access, servers, and are on different subnets completely.
I am setting up a wireless bridge (Proxim) for the main LAN (Windows 2000 server) with 60 computers on it, to a second building down the street. It is connected to a T1 line for web access and VPN use. I have pre-tested the bridge and the link seems to work fine. No problems with this setup.
A small 10 computer LAN running off a UNIX server using its own small hub and a DSL line is used for outside access to a remote site (not ours) that controls the server for maintenance.
I need to have LAN 2 bridged to the second building as well, and want to know if I can use a router or some method to have LAN1 and LAN2 share the wireles bridge.
I am trying to prevent buying two distinct bridge systems, one for each LAN if possible. If possible, I would like to keep all traffic separate from the two so as to not hinder performance, as we never need to share data between them. I just want to share the bridge connection.