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Networking Filmaker Pro 11 between to locations 1/2 mile apart

Question asked by JonWeidenaar on Oct 11, 2010

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Networking Filmaker Pro 11 between to locations 1/2 mile apart

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I have a Store (for Internet Orders & Phone Orders) and am opening a 2nd Store a 1/2 mile away to handle Retail Traffic.  I need to have the 2 stores connected together to share 6 Database Files.  Each Store will have 4-5 PC's.  The reason for the needed connectivity is maintain Inventory between the 2 stores.

What kind of speed and bandwidth is needed between the 2 stores?

Qwest can provide 1MB T1 Line with their connectivity equipment.  The Local Cable company may be able to provide more speed.

Also would it be best if the databases all resided on 1 PC at 1 Location.  I need to link Qty in Stock at Store 1 and Store 2?

Would it be better to have the 2 store databases separated with just the link on Item No for the Qty Available at each Store?

Thank you so much for your assistance!

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