I have a client who has 2 buildings that are about 100 yards (300ft) away from one another. Their current IT consultant has recommended boring a hole underground and running a fiber cable to conect the 2 building's together. The main building is running a SBS 2003 server. Neither one of the buildings has a fiber cable coming in, and both buildings have CAT5 cabling inside. So here are my questions as I am not familiar with fiber at all.
1) Can you link 2 buildings together with a fiber cable which does not have fiber running inside? Basically fiber to cat5 is what is going to have to take place.
2) I was thinking of a site to site vpn. What hardware components would you suggest? I was thinking a cisco box.
3) Am I way out in left field thinking that a fiber line is going to have much more cost involved versus a site to site setup?
4) If this were your customer, what would be your method of completing the task.