How to connect house to building network

phoenix55

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At our church we have ADSL for Internet (moving onto wireless internet soon) and LTE for VoIP. There's a network switch in the middle that connects everything

The computers in the church office are connected to this network.

However, the church house is 70m away from the church building and therefore out of range of the existing network wifi signal.

We would like to try and move the church house phone off Telkom onto LTE VoIP and were thinking of ways to connect the church house onto the existing church office network to minimize costs.

The house is in direct line of sight of the church building so we thought that something like a point-to-point setup may work. A network port switch would be connected at the house and the end point of the church building

Would point-to-point antenna solution be the most cost effective or would network cabling be better and cheaper?

Or is there something else that might do the trick?

Hope that all makes sense ;-D
 

WAslayer

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by far, network cabling would be cheaper and the easiest.. you will also eliminate any potential signal lose due to wind and/or monsoon rains etc.. although at 70 meters this would likely be negligible, but why risk it when a cable will always be stable..
 

phoenix55

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by far, network cabling would be cheaper and the easiest.. you will also eliminate any potential signal lose due to wind and/or monsoon rains etc.. although at 70 meters this would likely be negligible, but why risk it when a cable will always be stable..
Thanks WAslayer :)

Do you have any suggestions for companies to do the network cable installation? Requires quite a bit of digging including under the fence and tar
 

Goobie

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Thanks Goobie :)

How does do the Ubiquiti Nanostations work and how much do they cost?

Where can you buy them from and can you install them yourself?
I bought 2 from here:

http://www.laptopdirect.co.za/Ubiquiti-UBAM-LOCOM2-p-45197.php

Configure them to run in bridge mode following the instruction manual or youtube videos. Mount them with line of site pointing towards one another. Run shielded Cat6 to each from network switch. Viola it works. They work really well.
 

MickZA

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They claim something like 15km. 70m will not be an issue
^This

A client has a similar setup to an adjacent building with clear LOS, the local network guys did the installation about four years ago and it hasn't given any problems. Forget the cost now but it was far cheaper than trenching a cable under paving, walls & tarmac.
 

Anthro

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Mikrotik RB951G-2HnD I can also vouch for.. flipping decent wireless rate getting 20Mb/s over 200 metres LOS
 

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by far, network cabling would be cheaper and the easiest.. you will also eliminate any potential signal lose due to wind and/or monsoon rains etc.. although at 70 meters this would likely be negligible, but why risk it when a cable will always be stable..
Wind....
 

Thor

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At our church we have ADSL for Internet (moving onto wireless internet soon) and LTE for VoIP. There's a network switch in the middle that connects everything

The computers in the church office are connected to this network.

However, the church house is 70m away from the church building and therefore out of range of the existing network wifi signal.

We would like to try and move the church house phone off Telkom onto LTE VoIP and were thinking of ways to connect the church house onto the existing church office network to minimize costs.

The house is in direct line of sight of the church building so we thought that something like a point-to-point setup may work. A network port switch would be connected at the house and the end point of the church building

Would point-to-point antenna solution be the most cost effective or would network cabling be better and cheaper?

Or is there something else that might do the trick?

Hope that all makes sense ;-D
Ubiquity

Scoop.co.za
 

phoenix55

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Awesome! Thanks everybody for your input, these options look great especially the nanostations as least amount of physical labor and the range is good too
 

SauRoNZA

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Why LTE for VOIP and ADSL for Internet?

Surely LTE is as expensive as a regular phone call?

Why not have it all on DSL?

As for the problem, yes a direct wireless link with two Nanostations would be my go to as well.
 

phoenix55

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ADSL line is not reliable as Telkom cables keep getting stolen or when it rains the line goes dead :(

Takes ages to fix so we'd rather move off Telkom onto wireless internet or wait for fibre.

So far the LTE option is working well for VoIP phones but when fibre is available may scrap it and use fibre instead of LTE
 
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