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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkIT dot com dot au>
 To:  "David Burgess" <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] OT: wireless PTP
 Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 2008 21:52:10 +1000
G'day David,

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Burgess [mailto:apt dot get at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 November 2008 5:05 PM
> To: Monowall User List
> Subject: [m0n0wall] OT: wireless PTP
> Definitely off topic here, and I know it's been discussed on the list
> in the past, but darn it, I know some of the smartest wi-fi folks in
> the world hang out here, and my internet searches keep coming up dry
> :)
> I need to set up a point-to-point wireless link, and just wondering
> the best way to go. Labour is not an issue, but price of parts should
> be <USD500. I need to tie a remote location to an existing internet
> connection. This will be a low traffic link, but should be able to
> sustain speeds of 3mbps for short bursts, and reliability is a must.
> Straight line distance from client to AP is 1.58 km (0.98 miles), line
> of sight or near LOS (I can see client's roof among tree tops from
> tower at AP). Outdoor ambient temps will never exceed -45 C to 40 C.
> Some options I've considered:
> 1. Indoor Cisco/Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato firmware and an external
> directional antenna at both ends. Tomato supports client mode, allows
> setting the Tx power up to 251 mW, (although I'm not sure if I'd only
> be getting half that on a single antenna), and allows setting ack
> timing up to 99999 m, so this scenario is a theorical possibility from
> what I can tell. http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
> 2. Dedicated outdoor equipment, such as a pair of these from ubiquity:
> http://www.aerial.net/shop/product_info.php?cPath=76_96&products_id=463
> More expensive than the tomato option, would something like this be
> more reliable? This one is rated -40 to 85 C, good enough for my
> purposes.
> 3. Any other suggestions? I looked at Motorola's PTP 200. I have great
> faith in their Canopy equipment, but at $4000 for a pair, it's a
> little outside my budget for this project.
> Thanks for your thoughts.
> db
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