My brother just moved into a barn on a largish piece of property. The property has cable running into the main house, about 400 feet from the barn, and there is already a pvc pipe running between the buildings for cable.
The question is, what is the most effective way to Internet from the main house out to barn. He's a gamer and wants a fairly hefty connection so it seems like just running cat5 and hoping the signal doesn't degrade too badly isn't the best solution. I've suggest a simple fiber setup to him but he's never run any kind of cable before and is worried about starting with fiber. Does anyone know what equipment would work the best for a setup like
modem --> cat5 --> fiber converter --> 500 ft fiber --> fiber converter -- cat5 --> router
Or is there a good guide to laying a simple point to point home fiber cable? In particular, what devices would work the best for such a setup? Is it possible to do for under $200? And is it simple enough that a fairly handy person with no experience could do it?