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Point to Point Network (about 250 yards)

Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Ok, I am trying to look for suggestions.

I am looking to link two buildings that are about 250 yards away. I got a quote to trench and put a conduit between the buildings and that just isn't in the budget.

So I was looking to find a way to do it with wireless. I don't need 300mbps. I would be happy with a stable 20mbps.

Now the kicker... The owner of the buildings will not let me pierce the roof or allow me to run a conduit along the outside of the building so I am going to need a powerful enough unit to make it through some brick walls.

I am sure I could just buy some Cisco Aironets with some 23db antennas and I should be fine since that should stretch about 2 miles. I also have been looking into the Proxim Tsunami 8150's which might be out of the budget but they say they do NLOS and upto 43 miles which would be totally overkill. What are some others thoughts?
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