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Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:53 am
by Equis
1. You get better up times with only 1 minipci card in board
2. CM9s work better than Prisim when many cards on one tower
3. Prisim will handle outside interference better (seem sliek a contridiction of 2 but its true)
4. SR2's are ok but best when they are the only card on the tower.
5. RB500 with 3 cards gettes better link uptimes with a 18v 1amp PSU then a 12V1.5amp PSU
6. If your using OSPF put your wlans in bridge (by themselves) wlan will dissaper but bridge will stay, gives better reliability
7. default TX power works best :-)
8. Frenal zone os overrated, I have a 40km link on a 1 meter pole.
9. RouterOS is better than all 4 other platforms I've used, I started with RouterOS, went away, came back.
10. Dont buy cheap crap, a $100 CPE will cost more than a $300CPE over 3 years
Queue here to flame ---->>>>

Just thought I'd post perhaps it may help someone.

:-)

Re: Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:47 am
by sten
6. If your using OSPF put your wlans in bridge (by themselves) wlan will dissaper but bridge will stay, gives better reliability
disable-running-check=yes
7. default TX power works best :-)
8. Frenal zone os overrated, I have a 40km link on a 1 meter pole.
Oh sure, physics in general is completely overrated :shock:
10. Dont buy cheap crap, a $100 CPE will cost more than a $300CPE over 3 years


Amen

Re: Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:01 am
by Equis
Oh sure, physics in general is completely overrated :shock:
Thats a point :)

Re: Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:03 am
by bjohns
7. default TX power works best :-)
8. Frenal zone os overrated, I have a 40km link on a 1 meter pole.
Oh sure, physics in general is completely overrated :shock:
I think he's saying that the negative effects of not having >%60 freznal zone are exagerated. Probably a greater issue for radio systems that don't have all the tolerance handling features of the modern wifi system.
5. RB500 with 3 cards gettes better link uptimes with a 18v 1amp PSU then a 12V1.5amp PSU
For sure. I like to try and use the highest voltage I can.

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:06 am
by Equis
disable-running-check=yes

does that fix the OSPF Problem?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:13 am
by bjohns
disable-running-check=yes

does that fix the OSPF Problem?
Yer, it leaves the interface 'up' when there's nothing associated.

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:24 am
by Equis
Neat, Thanks :)

Re: Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:39 am
by balimore
Equis wrote:
5. RB500 with 3 cards gettes better link uptimes with a 18v 1amp PSU then a 12V1.5amp PSU :shock:

7. default TX power works best
yes, better, better and better.

Peace all
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Re: Things I've learned about Wireless

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:45 pm
by pacman
I think he's saying that the negative effects of not having >%60 freznal zone are exagerated. Probably a greater issue for radio systems that don't have all the tolerance handling features of the modern wifi system.
Mind you, he did not say what the 1m pole was attached to :lol:

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:54 pm
by Equis
Yea, its attached to a 70 meter tower..

Nah, its just on a single story house :)