I work for a small (tiny?) county who's school districts are still
in the process of getting all their schools hooked into the internet.
We currently have most of our schools connected to the County Office of
Education via 56K telephone company dedicated data lease lines and the
COE connected to the internet on a 128K telco lease line. (hey, I said
we were a small county! :) )
We are now looking at connecting another small site (6-12 computers)
to the COE. I'm really having a problem with using the same type of
telco lease line with this site because it will cost about $90 a month
and the two buildings are within spitting distance of each other!
(Well,I guess a person could spit 150 yards with a good tailwind...)
Unfortunately, a large portion of the 150 yards is owned by someone
else _and_ is maybe under "wetlands" classification, either of which
makes it nearly impossible to just dig a trench and lay some cable.
Anyway, I've been looking at some wireless based solutions that just
might do the job for us. The one I'm looking most at right now is
from GRE America, a 6000 GKV(NKG?) model. It's basically a 64K
syncronous modem connected to its own 900 MHz radio instead of a
telco line. I've seen some others, but haven't had a chance to look
very closely at them yet.
If you have had some experience with using wireless links for a
situation like mine, I'd sure appreciate any information you could
provide. Especially if you've used the GRE America product or have
some other product that worked very well for you.
I don't get to look through the newsgroups very much, so I'd appreciate
it if you could CC any replies to my e-mail.
Thanks a bunch!