I have a client who wants to find a cheap way to get a gigabit link (or so) between two buildings that are within stable wireless range of each other. And he asked me if I knew of a way to do it.
I said no.
Having said that, one idea did occur to me, and I wanted to see if it was technically feasible.
- Imagine two managed switches in the two buildings.
- Each switch connects to three 300mbps wireless-N APs in each building (six APs in total).
- Those three APs are then connected as an AP-bridge to their counter-part in the building opposite.
- The ports the three APs are connected to on each switch are set up to use 802.3ad (link aggregation).
With some work, would it be possible to end up with a single 900mbps pipe between the two building using this method?
Theoretically, the APs should simply forward the packets across and reassemble them on the other side in such a way that the switches shouldn't even know that there was an AP there to begin with.