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  • Another location via VPN

    Okay, this is getting more and more complicated. We have another location about 100 miles away. They do not have any phone utilities there, and will not for at least 6 months. However, there is a campsite a couple miles down the road which does. Would it be possible to setup a wireless link from the camp to that site, connect it to our VPN in San Antonio, and have our Shoretel phones work through our Shoretel switch here in San Antonio?

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    I read through some past discussions on the board, and it looks like:
    1) It is possible to setup a wireless link to bridge two networks for use in VOIP.
    2) It is possible to setup VPN links to bridge two networks for use in VOIP.

    So I guess I am wondering - has anyone tried both at the same time? We will be using Tranzeo TR-5plus wireless antennas to link the internet connection at the campsite to a Netgear FVS318 VPN router at the building location. We are planning to have 2 to 4 phones at that location. We will also have the same model VPN router at our location here in San Antonio.

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    • #3
      What kind of distance is it rated for? Is it LOS or NLOS?

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      • #4
        It is rated at 15 miles LOS. This link will be our first test, obviously, because if this cannot be achieved it won't work and we will have to continue to rely on mobile phones at that location. We have a pretty resourceful maintenance dept, though, so I am fairly confident that we will be able to install poles, etc, to facilitate the link.

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        • #5
          If you can get LOS, I say do it. Can't hurt, and probably cheaper than getting copper put in.

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          • #6
            Will each Shoretel phone take up its own VPN tunnel? Or will all Shoretel phones together use one VPN tunnel?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LonnieBear View Post
              Okay, this is getting more and more complicated. We have another location about 100 miles away. They do not have any phone utilities there, and will not for at least 6 months. However, there is a campsite a couple miles down the road which does. Would it be possible to setup a wireless link from the camp to that site, connect it to our VPN in San Antonio, and have our Shoretel phones work through our Shoretel switch here in San Antonio?
              You can use a Sonicwall TZ190 with a wireless aircard setup on it for your internet. This is assuming you have cell coverage at the location. You would configure the Sonicwall to make a vpn connection with whereever your Shoretell servier is.
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              Last edited by HbDude; 08-21-2011, 10:20 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HbDude View Post
                You can use a Sonicwall TZ190 with a wireless aircard setup on it for your internet. This is assuming you have cell coverage at the location. You would configure the Sonicwall to make a vpn connection with whereever your Shoretell servier is.
                This works... I have set up several like this. This works over long distances where LOS is not available.

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                • #9
                  Why not use a wireless broadband card or broadband router until you get the utilities, it will cost less than the wireless backhaul.

                  400degreez

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