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Two Locations, one broadband access

by Mikeatvss / May 13, 2013 3:30 AM PDT

I am installing 2 DVR systems, stand alone linux based, in two adjacent buildings, maybe a 100 ft apart with clear line of sight. The dsl modem will be in center of one building and I can run an antenna. There will be no other devices on the network and DVR's will be in a locked room. Issues would be no one local to perform any maintenance and cost. I don't want to have to be called repeatedly because it went offline. It is possible to bury a cable but very difficult. Any wireless Ideas?

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Since it's 100 feet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2013 7:02 AM PDT

WiFi looks possible. Did you try it?

About the offline. They always go offline. I can't reveal all I know about this but let's say I do design work on mobile dvrs and have been overseas to correct product issues.

Parting tip: Put it on a timer to reboot weekly or so.

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more info
by Mikeatvss / May 13, 2013 2:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Since it's 100 feet.

I have not tried wifi yet. To be more clear, I have good line of sight and 100' from the exterior of the buildings but the DVR's are in the center, downstairs, of the buildings. Good idea on the timer, I'll do that. Thanks. If I cant get wifi signals, what would be the next step?

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What I like best and why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2013 12:48 AM PDT
In reply to: more info

For me any optical link is preferred as it is immune to lightning strikes. So if you trench, drop in the common ethernet and run the optical as a backup. I don't know the area but again my background included looking at field installs and a few were just downright scary as they were subject to ground strikes.

The timer is, in my opinion one of those tricks for remote systems that help avoid a constant stream of trips to the site as it will reboot at a specific time and then get back to work. Some DVRs have that as a setting.

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