|let me give you guys some more background, maybe it will |
help bring up some more solutions.
we have a network with 7 hubs, all connected with about 12
apartments and providing internet. the internet goes from our
central location with the router to each building via cat5
except the last building which i guess is too far for cat5 so the
person who actuallly set this up decided to go with fiber optic.
All wiring is under ground.
Now,we have been having problems with our network so i
decided to check things out and found out that the buildings
have 10mbit hubs! (but we have a 50mbit internet connection)
. so time to upgrade to 100mbit switches.
the problem is that there is that the person used two 3com
SuperStack II PS Hub 40 hubs with "3com TCVR Fiber
module" and ran a fiber optic cable to connect the remote
building to the rest of the network, but im guessing that
changing the hub to this building will cost way more because i
need some sort of fiber to ethernet converters.
The good news is that the second to last building isnt that far
from the last one so i can just BRidge from the second to last
swtich to the last one (going underground would cost too
what do you guys think? do you guys think i can use the
existing undergound fiber optic cable by getting some sort of
fiber to ethernet converter for cheaper than the wifi solution?
we dont mind buying used form ebay or wherever.