What equipment needed to bridge 1 mile wireless network
Posted on 2011-09-24
We have two buildings, about 1 mile apart. From the roof of one building we can see the roof of the other one, and I've heard of bridges between facilities several miles apart, so I'm sure it can be done. I've done smaller wireless bridges in the past, but never something that needed to be as reliable as this, for a business.
I'm wondering what products I would need to get it done. We have line of sight between the two buildings, so what access points and antennas (i would think directional antennas?) would I need? Preferably something that has a signal strength meter so we can fine-tune the antennas.
Don't want to pay for an enterprise ($2000+) solution, but I don't want someone to recommend that I use Linksys WRT54Gs either :)