[oclug] ISP woes & question...
rod at giffinscientific.com
Tue Apr 5 10:55:13 EDT 2005
On Tue, April 5, 2005 10:36, Hillier, Peter said:
> I have RipNET coming to do a site survey while I look into other
> options. My understanding is that there service is more expensive
> because its "licensed". They have a FAQ that discusses that exact
> topic on the website.
The License refers to the frequency of their network. RipNet has a
microwave frequency assigned to them. It's a good move in a way, but does
not increase the reliability of the network connection all that much in
the real world. e.g. My problems with wireless have never been with the
wireless equipment, but with the ISP itself.
> Do you know what make/model of radio Digital Networks uses? I'd
> like to resell mine (already contacted the company recommended by
> Jon for same info, but have not heard anything yet). If I can find
> another company in NA who is willing to buy some nearly new radios
> it might prove useful for some in order to finance their next
Digital Networks has been using Lynksys equipment it appears. On your
roof is a passive antenna... which is basically a tin can with a slightly
parabolic rear surface covered in plastic to keep out the rain. The
"radio" is a Lynksys Wireless Bridge, so if you want to sell it, your
customer would more likely be someone who wanted to extend their lan.
They'd need two of the devices.
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