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wireless12
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PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:18 am

hiii,
did anyone here who have tested the performance and reliability of Mikrotik "CROSSROADS" ACCESS POINT..are they really good for point to point link of 15 km (air distance)..how much throughtput? wht abt the stability of this product..

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Re: PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:29 am

I dont think is good to use on ptp link...better use RB411 because is more powerful, Crossroad have only 180Mhz.
 
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Re: PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:02 am

I dont think is good to use on ptp link...better use RB411 because is more powerful, Crossroad have only 180Mhz.
ok...but for shorter distance of 4-5 km,can we use it. for point to point link?
 
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Re: PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:57 pm

you cant use it on much longer links...i just say that you will achieve better speeds with RB411 and cheaper.
 
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Re: PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:53 pm

My feed got hit by lightening, indirectly, last week. Looks like it smoked the Cat5 or the eth1 port, but the radio works fine, just no connection to the ground.

I took a Crossroads and set it as a bridge to an unused AP on that RB, and I'm currently feeding my entire system with a wireless hop from the ground to the tower, tower to my tower. Crossroads is moving 1.5Mbps in WDS, CPU is around 30%.

If its just a point to point bridge, I don't see the problem. I'm thinking of keeping this sort of config, probably change to 5GHz, as I have no liability now. If lightening hits my equipment on the tower, it can't fry the landowner's.

edit: one thing worth noting. Same antenna, same cable, same pigtail, Crossroads shows 5dB better rx signal than the R52H.
 
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Re: PERFORMANCE OF CROSSROADS

Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:12 pm

As far as quality of signal you will get a little better. Otherwise depends on how much data you are pushing through network as to wether the board can handle it.

I have personally used it as a ap set to 802.11g mode and with 50 clients connected doing average internet browsing it ran fine with no issues.

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