I need to connect a home network that spans 2 buildings about 250' apart. Both buildings have multiple net connection points and I want to avoid the complexity of two routers. Obstructions between the buildings degrades wireless signal to many parts of structure # 2. t seems my back option is to install a switch in the building without the router.
On the switch side for the network will be a desktop and a couple laptops running xp and a Tivo that I'd like to figure out how to bring online. VPN is provided by hamachi.cc
Given the above, what features do i need in a switch?