Helping a friend out here - but wireless kit is not my forte...
He runs a small business with two long (400 ft) buildings some 500 feet apart - with a road running between them.
Essentially, the buildings are end-to-end with the road seperating them. So the far ends are way apart - but there is a nice line of sight between the ends next the road.
Both buildings have Ethernet LAN - and he'd like to join them together.
Also, broadband is due to arrive this year (at last!) so one side needs a ADSL modem + firewall as well as a 802.11g -ish link.
He wants to keep the existing LAN's, NICs etc. Just bridge the road and join the LAN's. (BTW this is in UK and throwing a wire across the road is illegal)
So, I'm thinking that two boxes are needed with LAN I/O - one with a modem / firewall. It'd be nice to have a mini-hub in that box too.
The modem/firewall/hub/wireless box sounds pretty much standard but I'm not sure about the kit needed at the other end.
Also, will standard antenna be OK with a 500ft line of sight?? Will I need some sort of hi-gain antenna at each end?
Your advices please! What do we need buy??