I'm not sure if this should go here or on one of the electronics pages, please advise me if this is misplaced.
I work at a local hardware store, and I along with the other staff all agree that an internet connection would be extremely useful. Only issue is, my boss doesn't see the usefulness of it, and won't purchase broadband.
I had a random idea pop up in my head the other day when someone was talking to me about dial-up. That used sound over the phone line in order to create a connection. My first thought was that I could set up some kind of dial-up server at my home to share my internet connection with the shop, but that would cost a fortune in phone bills and both my house and the shop needs it's phone line open.
I found a few walkie-talkies in a cupboard in my house, which made me think, as the distance between the shop and my house is within the walkie-talkie's range, would it be possible to convert the data on my network into sound, transmit it across the walkie talkie to the shop over one pair, then visa versa in return?
I understand that the speed would be incredibly slow, but the main thing we would be using it for is email, so speed isn't all that important. But other than speed and the fact that I would have to actually make it, is there anything else in the way of me doing this?
Also, if this is a possibility, what would be the most efficient way of sending the data. My idea at current involves compressing the data, encrypting it, and transmitting the binary data for that in 2 pitches (high = 1, low = 0), however I understand that that only allows me one channel of communication. 7
I have a fairly decent knowledge of both programming and electronics, but networking is a bit beyond me.
Thanks in advance for any answers :)