I'm trying to reduce the number on internet connection we have in two buildings we use that are located next to each other.
The first location, the building with our office, has a Linksys BEFSR11 router connected to the internet via DSL and to a small 8-port switch (both in the wiring closet in the basement. One of the wired connections to the 8-port switch is remotely connected to a 5-port switch. This switch shares the connection between one computer and a Linksys WAP54G for access to other computers in the first building that are not able to be hardwired.
The second building is next door (< 50 feet away) and contains a couple of offices, a small warehouse and our shipping facilities. At the far end of the far end of the front end of the building is another Linksys BEFSR41 router with an integrated 4-port switch.
We want to eliminate the internet connection in the second building.
There is a clear shot between the computers in the second building and the BEFSR41. There is no clear shot between the existing computers in the second building and the WAP54G, but a minimally obstructed shot of <75 feet between the BEFSR41 and the WAP54G, all above ground.
It may be possible to install a directional antenna either inside or outside on the second building, but not the first. Roof access is out of the question on both buildings.
We need encryption and access controls (like we're using in the WAP54G).
I have no idea where to start or what specific equipment may be necessary. I've scanned some of the manufacturer's documentation but its not clear exactly how to set this up or what hardware is required. Cost is a consideration, but interoffice connectivity is more important.
I'm probably making this a lot more complicated than it is in reality.
(I have scanned this newgroup archives and not found EXACTLY what I'm looking for.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,