I'm faced with a bit of a dilemma with regards to stretching a 100base-T network from building to building.
The site is a racetrack (cars) with a control tower, housing race control, admin and a small air conditioned server room. About 200m away, across the assembly area, is a newly built Hospitality Suite.
Someone, in their infinite wisdom, decided that both buildings needed separate telephone lines, and ADSL connections, and gave no thought to interconnecting the two separate copper networks.
We recently developed and implemented a live race results service, delivered by locally hosted webpage, and the powers that be have decided they would like to project said live results onto some of the big TVs in the hospitality suite.
We tried a wifi link, but there's an awful lot of radio traffic floating about a race circuit, and the reliability was very poor (even with directional Yagis fitted and pointed at each other).
We learned recently that there is a duct running from building to building underground, with a fair bit of room to spare, since all we need is a connection between two existing copper networks (one of the ADSL lines is going, that's not an issue), should we be looking at Fibre switches? Or can we just run some Cat5e to a media converter on both ends?
Complete fibre newbie here, help appreciated.