Connect building wirelessly

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I've got 2 buildings that are like 150 feet apart. Do you all have a solution to connect them wirelessly with some sort of point to point connection? I need to put a CCTV system at the other building and we want to get it on the LAN.
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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Adam Conway

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Yes, all you need to do is set up a mesh and assign an ethernet port on the device in the out building to "bridge" mode, this will bridge the ethernet frames from the backhaul interface at the main building to the bridge port of the out building. Keep in mind that this solution depends on "MAC learning", so if the devices in the remote building do not proactively send traffic (like DHCP) you need to manually configure the MAC addresses in HiveManager.
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Adam:

How big is the CAM table that we maintain for learned Wired-side MAC addresses when we implement bridging?
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Adam Conway

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It is 128 in the APs, but I am not sure about the BRs. If you want to go beyond that you will need to put a router after the bridge port.