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 Question by doug f posted 30 Nov 2004
 cabling for a wisp
i am starting a wireless internet service provider, and my access point is on top of a grainery. the room for my eqipment is 425ft away. what would be the best way to connect the two points??
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 01 Dec 2004
Dear Doug,

That would be a piece of two-strand multimode fiber optic cable to the equipment room and a piece of 18-guage 4-wire copper cable for the access point's and fiber transceiverís power to the nearest point where you can safely house your power supplies. You will also need two fiber-to-UTP transceivers to convert between fiber and regular copper Ethernet.
The fiber will not only let you go the distance you need (the limit for UTP is approx. 300 ft), but it will also eliminate the risk of a lightning charge propagating into your equipment room.
Good luck with your installation!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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