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Old 02-07-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
mcleodnine
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Wireless Network range


I'm looking into a wireless solution as a potential connection method as the building cannot get DSL or Cable service. I pulled out the ol' GPS reciever and deduced that I need to make a line-of-sight hop of about 508 metres. Is this doable 'out-of-the-box' or am I going to have to use some funky antennae?

Oh - and to add to the fun this will be in a neighborhood with a _lot_ of marine UHF traffic.
 
Old 02-07-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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funky antennae, definately, most of the people that I know that have tried long distance solutions have only been aiming for 300m solutions (without a great LOS offhand), and have gotten good rates: 2Mbit usually. The marine channel traffic shouldn't matter at all as that's in a much lower band, the only usual wireless disturbance is 2.4Ghz portable phones. Marine being a regulated band, is in a much different part of the spectrum than 2.4Ghz, which is unfortunately fouled by tons of consumer devices, but the legal limit of wattage, at least US, is like 5 Watts, but who knows, a few friends had their wireless LAN knocked out every night by neighbors with a bloody baby monitor, so they bought the neighbors a replacement that ran at 900Mhz.

Cheers,

Finny
 
Old 02-08-2003, 07:03 PM   #3
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how did you find the wireless network?
 
  


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