We've deployed nearly 40 point-to-point pairs and things have been flawless. Reliability and performance is better than all other multipoint WiGig-based products we've tried, and at a fraction of the price.
We've also deployed a multipoint AP with 4 stations. Reliability is still solid, but latency and jitter do go up when more than one station connected. There also appears to be a hit in capacity for every station added. Running traffic generator tests between a point-to-point pair nets us over 960 Mbps full-duplex, but running a test against a single station of the 4, full-duplex speeds are just under 500 Mbps, dipping when the other stations are active. I've been assured there is a lot to be done in tuning the performance as these things are very complicated, and I look forward to seeing things improve with future firmware upgrades.
Very useful post.
Can you clarify what you mean with; "I've been assured there is a lot to be done in tuning the performance as these things are very complicated"?
This is what MT crew told? Because in fact in the ROs there is not so much to be tuned (yet?) on these units. You can pick one of the 3 channels and set the SSID and master or station. That's it....
Due the high free space loss and directional characteristics 'same tower' interference is much lower then for instance with 5Ghz. Metrolinq states that an ample couple of meters separation and more then 45º angle between units makes them 'invincible' for each other. But what happens with units in close proximity where channels can be the same (only 3 available where ML has 4 channels) in relation to the 'beam forming'?
Already any experiences? Would different SSID be enough to prevent 60Ghz station to jump to another AP if this happens to be reachable due the beamforming and at the same channel?
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Rudy R. Puister
WISP operator based on MT routerboard & ROS.