Hi guys .... got the spelling for ADSl off this website so now we all understand the level of expertise available very locally. Thus I really need some good advice:
I stay in Irene, Pretoria and run a Telkoms ADSL line with good coverage from I-Burst as backup. No problem so far.
I also have a plot in the Dewagondrif area about 38 kms on the Moloto road, 2kms after Zebra Lodge and some 20 kms from Moloto itself. It is on a hill so line of sight to somewhere in Pretoria does not appear to be a problem - until it is properly tested, that is.
I want to set this up as a backup and software support center (4 people) plus there are 5 houses also on the plot where the residents want Internet plus a reliable telephone service. The whole residential, office, arrangement is, of course, very cost effective being on a plot.
Telephone services work for about a week before the lines are stolen again and then it takes about 3 - 4 months for Telkom to get around to repairing them. Clearly Diginet etc is out of the question because of the distance to the nearest exchange (Hammanskraal, Cullinan??).
There is good Vodacom coverage in the area but costs are prohibitive (?) to do what I would like to. Security is obviously a consideration too.
I thought of some sort of transmitter/receiver arrangement between the plot and Irene or even an office/organisation in Centurion. Clearly I would need to consider ICASA licences too.
I need to be able to dial clients, email and down/upload software modules while residents would have to be able to make telephone calls and surf the internet too.
I also understand that the Irene bit would need upgrading.
I understand that the infrastructure could be prohibitive but is there an elegant technical solution at a reasonable cost?
I would appreciate all reasonable input. Thank you in advance!