I've been doing some voluntary work at a local scout camp site, they have cat5 buried in the ground to link the close-together buildings together (for broadband and CCTV over IP) when they need to extend to network out to further locations they string cat 5 from tree to tree with repeaters where necessary.
They now need to look at permanently cabling up some of the further locations, they have 20-pair phone cabling in the ground and have used equipment borrowed from a telephone company to send data over the cabling, It worked very well (it should it was worth 11k ukp)
They are of course very price sensitive so are looking at perhaps homepna Ethernet bridges, is there any particular box suited to driving over long distances (250 - 300 metres) and/or is there somewhere they should be looking to pick up used kit (they haven't found anything on eBay so far!).
Thanks in advance.