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Request Link Planner Software

Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi,
Considering Mikrotik develop wireless networking, I think it's so nice to have it's own Wireless Link Planner like Motorola.
I know there are such applications exist that do it, But if Mikrotik has it like Motorola it can be more precise on the calculation.

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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:18 pm

radio mobile not good enough?
 
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:40 am

99% of the planning for a link I do is getting the terrain maps for the link as accurate as possible, trees, misc. obstructions, etc. All the path loss, fresnel zone, EIRP, etc. is all very easily calculated (I use a spreadsheet I made years ago).

Radio Mobile is one of the best available link planners I've used. I've used the Motorola link planner and IMHO its not very good. I plotted a link I already had working, and compared what the real world gave me, vs. the Motorola planner. The Motorola was so overly optimisic about what I would get that I wondered who would actually use it. About 3 days after using their downloaded planner I got a call from a Motorola sales rep asking me if I was interested in the equipment I had selected in the link planner. Its a gimmik, its masqueraded as a great tool but in reality it is setup to get info about who is doing what where, and maybe they need to buy something. I'll stick with my trusty spreadsheets, Radio Mobile, and anything that doesn't have an vested interest in the results.

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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:05 pm

Thank you for reply. BTW, I think it's much better Mikrotik have it's own Software. because Mikrotik has some features in wireless like nv2 which is not available in Radio mobile calculation, Am I right ?
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:38 am

No, NV2 has no bearing on the physics of a link.

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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:58 am

But Radio Mobile is hard and I am stupid. :oops:
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:24 am

You can use Wiplan for iPhone
 
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:47 am

No, NV2 has no bearing on the physics of a link.
I'm not talking about the only physics of wireless link. I mean to engage some wireless feature which effect on the result.
If you used Motorola Link Planner before, you can see changing in wireless channel (5, 10, 15, 20 , 40 MHz), antenna type (parabolic dish, Parabolic grid, Flat, . . .), type of LMR (400,500,600) and some other characteristic are effective.
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:55 pm

ligowave have a very simple to use calculator and is using google earth
 
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Re: Request Link Planner Software

Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:44 pm

Since gmsmstr hasn't said anything yet, I figured I should throw in the plug for http://www.mywificoverage.com/. It is run by the guys over at linktechs.net (make of the PowerRouter). The free account lets you make a single link at a time, which should meet your needs.
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