My network covers the 5 th floor of an office building, and now we expanding to the 7th floor (a half-dozen users. All the servers and telecom closet are on the 5th floor and I have to provide network services to the users on the 7th floor. I would like to have the opunion of this distinguished panel on the solutions I have in mind as I have never done this kind of project before.
1 - Wireless solution
get a powerfull antenna (any suggestion?) connect it to the lan on the 5th floor then setup a wireless router/switch on the 7th floor then wire the workstations to the router/switch. The main concern here is security/speed.
1 - Optic Fiber
run a fiber from the 5th to the 7th floor and on each side I would use an optical switch/media converter. At this time I do not see the drawbacks of the second option but I am sure there are some.
Please any input is very welcome specialy on the wireless option ie product/interference/security issues.
Thanks for your time.
July 31, 2005 2:25 AM
May 24, 2012 12:37 PM