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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Road runner
From: "Arnold Cavazos Jr." <abcjr@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 22:44:48 -0500
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It is generally a "Very Bad Idea" TM to run copper between buildings due
to the electrical issues caused by doing so, most of which are ground
issues.  Nonetheless, you can do it and it will probably get away with
it working for some time.  But when it stops working, you may need to
replace some or all of the electronics that either side of the cable
is plugged into.  If it was me, I would use this as an opportunity
to _rationalize_ a need for experimenting with 802.11b wireless toys.
The price is coming down rapidly and 100 feet is no problem at all, as
long as the space in between the buildings is fairly open.  I have an
Apple Airport at home that performs this type of function for me. 


Arnold B. Cavazos, Jr.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Hubris Communications

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:21:15PM -0500, Jim Vetor wrote:
> I am considering taking service with Roadrunner. 
> Were is a good place to find a modem for use with them and about what does 
> one cost. 
> What make and model do I want to look for? 
> If anyone has a good used one for sale let me know. 
> I'm wanting to connect two computers and be able to be on the internet at the 
> same time on both. The problem is one computer is in another building. Can I 
> run cable from the house (buried under the surface) to the other building to 
> connect that computer?
>  It would probabley take 100 feet of cable, would this degrade the signal?
> Can this be done with the one modem box?
> What would be a good card for this hookup and about what do they cost each? 
> I've never messed with anything but dialup so any suggestions are welcome. 
> Thanks.
> Jim Vetor
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