I thought that would be your answer when you said how far you workshop is away. Another thing to consider is the construction of your workshop. A metal building will severely limit your wifi signal. May need an external antena if you are going to use wireless.I think POE migth not be an option because the shop will be on a separate meter.
I wish Starlink was widely available.Given that all the stuff needed to set up an external wifi bridge can be had for under $200 and installed in an hour or so and setup within another hour, not sure why the other solutions aren't relegated to the plan B category.
Also, my understanding is that the need is mostly for decent bandwidth between home and shed; connection to the internet is secondary and limited by DSL speeds anyway. Come on, Starlink!
That I agree with 100%. I live on a farm. I have a fiber cable in front of my house that touches my property but can I connect to it, no.I am super excited to be able to tell the cable and telco oligopolies who have refused to bring me service to take their subsidies and jam them right up their easements.
I’m currently using RealVNC’s “free” account to do the same thing. Limited to 5 machines, but for most people, that’s probably plenty.You can't trust Teamviewer. I used it for years for that exact purpose and then they cut me off because they said my usage was "suspicious", despite that I used it 99% of the times to remote to other computers in my house. I filled out their forms and provided an explanation and never got a bleep of a response.
Very much depends on the length, what wires are there, and what they're run next to; but yes you can run dirty bootleg ethernet over old phone lines.The old phone service wire coming from the telephone pole to my house looks pretty beefy. I'm wondering if you could use something like that to run from your phone service connection block where your service connects to your house out to your shop to another connection block and then to another DSL switch which would then have ethernet ports to connect your computer equipment in your shop.
That Ubiquiti gear looks really nice, and affordable!Hey Chuck, I've been involved with a lot of network setups over the decades all the way out to coal and cement production sites where they start up 50HP motors right next to you. A WiFi bridge like Ubiquiti is going to be the least expensive option and they're perfectly reliable, and secure enough. Lots of WISPs (wireless ISPs) use this kind of gear for backhauls of 50km or more. You may have to replace the equipment every few years but it's dirt cheap. At your distance you can probably use 9-12 dBi panel antennas on each end and have fantastic signal. Personally I'd put the antennas outdoors and use 5GHz because I like bandwidth.
For ultimate performance you could bury some fiber, but that cable is not cheap, and eventually somebody's gonna cut it with a backhoe. With a wifi link, if one unit dies and you keep a spare around, you can be back up in 10 minutes. Not so much if your cable run gets damaged. If you had fiber upstream then I would definitely look at putting in a fiber run, but not otherwise.
Are the Holy Packets somehow related to the Holy Hand grenade? First thought when I read your post. Now you have an idea where my head resides.Switches already owned, cable not direct burial but outdoor rated in conduit, lots and lots of volunteer labor. I have no idea why we're still discussing this possible-but-not-recommended off-the-cuff remark.
Let's pick apart cantennas next, then debate how only Truly Blessed approaches from Real Vendors will deliver the Holy Packets undisturbed.
EDIT: This post, like all of mine, should not be taken internally. See a thread doctor if your irritation lasts longer than four hours.
First transmittest thou the Ethernet header, which dost in its own body contain the Internet Protocol header!Are the Holy Packets somehow related to the Holy Hand grenade? First thought when I read your post. Now you have an idea where my head resides.
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That seems doubtful. One ground station per customer, as far as I know. The issue of connecting the two buildings would seem to be independent of the Starlink hookup.Having said that the run you need sounds like it would be good with point-point wifi with directional antennas. I guess Starlink is good too . Do you need a ground station for each building?
From what I know the kit you get has the receiver dish (which auto orients to the best position, kinda neat) a modem/router combo, and a big ol' POE injector to power the dish. So for now one per network, maybe in the future they'll have bigger system support? They did some tests on a C-130 so they seem to be open to other applications. I'd like to see a central tower that acts as a repeater for existing devices to connect to it like a MAN (Metropolitan Area Network).Normally using wireless networking I think about it very hard. I keep thinking about very hard until the idea goes away. I prefer wired.
Having said that the run you need sounds like it would be good with point-point wifi with directional antennas. I guess Starlink is good too . Do you need a ground station for each building?