Re: Bridging buildings
you want wireless bridges?
if you want to spend very little money I recommend using gear from a company called planet. they do a box that can run as an access point, (serving wireless) or as a client. or act as a bridge using WDS.
I'll let you know the model number when I'm home from work and can just read it off the units.
WDS is the way to go for this I imagine.
I bought 2 of these for my own WDS bridge. they cost about £20 each (so very within budget).
you'll need to get a separate waterproof mounting
the only question I have is...
if you are happy to drill holes, why not run cable? I assume when you say the buildings are not far apart you mean within 100m?
Personally I'd run CAT5 if I were allowed to drill in the walls anyway. and I'd either bury the cable, (or if that weren't possible) I'd run a steel cable between the buildings and clip the cat5 to that.
Then I'd just have a few access points effectively connected to just a single switch.
Physical CAT5 will likely be a much cheaper solution than any wireless.
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