I support a small main office with 2 computers wired to a wireless router with DSL/internet access and a laptop connecting to the router wirelessly.
I want both wired and wireless access at a remote location about half a mile from the main office. The remote location has twisted pair telephone wire but not network cable, and it’s too far for network cable anyway.
I understand that I can get an “ethernet extender” to extend the ethernet network over the twisted pair telephone wire, such as: DCE/2178EE-2PK (Data Connect Brand, Chinese made) for $389 per 2 pack. http://dataconnectus.com/DCE_2178_Eth_Ext.htm
Assuming this is accurate, my question is: what’s the cheapest way to provide both wired and wireless access at the remote location ?
I THINK the answer is as follows:
wired access can be provided at the remote location with a network switch such as:
Linksys EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch (about $20 )
wireless access can be provided with a wireless access point such as
Linksys WAP54G Wireless-G Access Point (about $65 )
Is this the best and cheapest way to accomplish this goal of wired and wireless access at the remote location? In particular, is there some single device that would provide both wired and wireless access at the remote location? (Note that DSL/internet access is at the main office, NOT the remote location.)
Thanks in advance for any response.