We have a LAN network inside of our building that works perfectly on the 192.168.1.0 subnet. We now want to add three outdoor signs that each have an ethernet adapter inside of them that is harwired to an 192.168.1.X address.
The problem is that the signs are across a parking lot, so we don't want to run ethernet cables to them. Also, the distance to the furthest sign is about 200 ft.
Our plan is to run a ethernet cable to the outside and connect it to a wireless AP point that would then broadcast wirelessly to the three signs. Each sign would have its own wireless receiver that would connect via a short LAN cable to that particular sign. Bandwidth isn't so much of as an issue, nor is speed. We just need to communicate to the signs infrequently to update them with new content.
As these devices will all be outdoors (in the snow and the heat of Pennsylvania) they will need to be outdoor tested and rugged.
Here's the pinch ... We need to purchase all of the parts for under $1000. The further under the better, but we definitely will spend a few extra dollars for something that will definitely work vs. saving money by buying something that might work.
So ... anyone know which manufacturer's devices would work best for this setup? We're looking for the make and model for each device so we can go online and price (and order) them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.