I have two systems that are about 600 feet apart.
They are currently connected by (and forgive me if I don't have the proper name) 10-Base-2 with BNC fittings running underground between two buildings.
This cable was chosen over Cat 5 because of the distance.
As currently configured, the net between these two systems runs at 10 Mbps and that generates a few questions:
Are there faster alternatives in our situation? Are there faster alternatives that could run over the same cable?
Specifically, might our current speed limitation be caused by the cards we use? Might there be cards available that use BNC fittings on such cable but run at higher speeds?
We would be interested in increasing speed at reasonable costs and could certainly run another cable if that were the way to go. I will add that I have used our current setup for about four years and except for the speed, it has functioned reasonably well.
Sincere thanks for any suggestions about this,