We have a new 2nd building on property we own. someone got verizon fios at the 2nd building (it was already in the 1st building). They are about 1,200 feet apart with line of sight.
We need the 2nd building to be able to access the network in the first building (and minimize costs). the 2nd building will have 1 -2 users and MAYBE some file transfers between the 2 buildings, but mostly email, web surfing
I'm trying to see the costs for connecting the 2nd building to our existing network / do we need fios at that 2nd building
Some options I thought of?
1) Setup a VPN - we have a watchguard at building 1 already and that has a VPN to another office in another state. So add a Watchguard unit for $500? at building 2 and some config time / costs. and still have the fios ongoing costs. Anyone know the throughput of a vpn using Verizon fios at both ends? it's lower than the speed you are paying for from verizon, right?
2) wireless? Maybe Unifi Nanobeam 5AC gen 2
$113 each and we need 2 of them, plus time / moneh for hardware, mounting poles, etc. That Would get 400Mbit which is fine (mostly email / web surfing etc at the far end). But What if we want gigabit on wireless? Is that doable at a reasonable cost? And can cancel the FIOS
3) Fiber? I called Lanshack.com and they are saying the fiber cable would need to be outdoor rated (regardless of being buried, hung from poles or run in a conduit). They have loads of choices but seems to be about $1,000 for a 1,200' cable (yes, we'll get a more accurate measurement before ordering and then increase by a bunch to be sure it's not too short).
And a couple media converers would be about $150. so $1,150 for an outdoor run of fiber for about 1,200 feet? That will supposedly get gigabit speeds?
Am I missing anything? Are my costs accurate?
What would you say the life of the wireless hardware would be? Fiber or Fios / VPN seems more reliable, no hardware exposed to the elements.