Hi-ho nice NetPro folks.
I've been asked to give a detailed presentation on an idea that I stupidly proferred in a team meeting months ago, about how we might speed up our WAN connections by piggybacking, wirelessly, off of a much faster LAN in a neighboring building (it's OUR offices in that building, so this is not piracy).
The wiring in our building (bldg #525) is what's blamed for our slowness in accessing an out-of-state server. Three doors down at bldg #333 they get lightning-speed access to the same server. Building management at 525 says the wiring in 525 is staying as it is, no exceptions.
So I thought, what about if we link our LAN here on the 21st floor of 525, wireless-like, to the zippy LAN at 333? We don't have a clear optical line to 333, and I don't know of any WiFi that operates faster than 54 Mbps (we're currently on 100Mbps FE), and that, plus encryption & firewall delays, will probably zotz whatever speed gains we'd make from the 333 LAN.
However, my team doesn't want to hear this. They want me to present something.
So - is there a way (even if only in theory) to wirelessly link our 21st floor LAN to the 333 LAN two blocks away, at a speed rivalling FE, and with decent security?