Has anyone dealt with installing any sort of long range wireless network. I work at a nonprofit Christian camp that is over 100 acres and I'm curious about the possibility of connecting some of the buildings to the office network. I know fiber optics could do it, but we don't have that kind of $. Any ideas?
Couldn't you just encrypt the unsecured parts?
What I mean is encrypt the network so the traffic that goes over the unsecured portion is encrypted by the routers on both ends. I wish I could see if this were possible, but I don't have a test setup to run it on at the moment.
For most the distance capabilities of Wifi is a serious need, so I'm sure there are work arounds on the security side. The only network I helped set up was in africa so security wasn't as much of an issue as getting the network up and running. The guy I worked with did a lot of stuff here in town, but we don't talk any more, so I never was privalege to information about securing a wifi network bridge.
I'm sure there is a work around though. Like I said encrypting the data before it goes across the unsecured portion of the network.
what type of terain do you have Trees,hills, open fields?
what type of buildins?
Lign of sight?
I run a wireless ISP and a MESH wireless network post the details and I may be able to help design a system for you.