We have the necessity of upgrade one of our links, that link carry our main internet feed, this link is about 3 miles long, this is due we are currently topping up it available bandwidth.
This links consists of two RB532's w/SR5's an 27 dBi hyperlink's grids, usually connected @54Mbps, the real throughput of this link is around 18-22Mbps Half duplex
So the idea is to upgrade this, and here's the big question and I am asking for your recommendations and experience.
- Option 1: Use a uATX intel mobo w/2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo cpu, 1 GB RAM, 2 pci to miniPCI adapters a XR5 for TX and a CM9 for RX, all this connected to a PacWireless HD Series Dual polarization dish using dual nstreme. (Per side)
- Option2: Use two RB532's with one XR5 on each RB, Nstreme, same Pacwireless HD Series Dual polarization dish, one RB+XR5 connected to Vertical feed, the other RB+XR5 connected to H pol feed, then do bonding of these two links in a third RB532 board. (Per Side)
Which one of these two setups will give me best throughput?
Which one of these two setups will give us better reliability?
I have clear option2 two is a lot easier to implement, because option1 requires a bigger nema box up in the towers, requires ventilation, requires AC voltage upthere instead of PoE....
LaredoNet - Mexico