General Networking/Lan/Wan/Wireless Network Options
My church consists of two parallel buildings about 60 feet apart. We have small office network in the east building. We want to build a radio studio in the west building, which needs a reliable internet connection.
What would be better? A wireless internet connection linking the west building to the existing network in the east building or a dedicated DSL connection in the west building? I'd prefer not paying for two DSL connections, but I would need a rock solid wireless connection linking these two networks. What equipment would you suggest would get this accomplished?
The buildings are REALLY close. So if you locate a good wireless router in a window of the East building, facing the West building you should be ok. I'd recommend a router that supports b/g/n not just b/g. Something good like Netgear, Asus, Linksys, TP-Link.
N wireless is MUCH faster than b/g - get a router with 3 antennae. It'll only run maybe $50-75 for a decent one. You may also wish to consider MAYBE replacing the stock firmware (if needed) with a 3rd party like DD WRT, which supports a lot more functions for QoS and bandwidth monitoring.
When I get this stuff it's usually from newegg.com or amazon.com. I trust the newegg.com reviews more - us technie types have been using that site for ages.
I hope this helps!