Is foliage a problem in your area? Sounds like your using a lot of 900 gear. If foliage is not a problem you might want to look at 2.4 or possibly 5.7 gear.
Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC 114 S. Walnut St. Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405 www.wavelinc.com -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chadd Thompson Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:39 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: RE: [WISPA] Interested in your experience.. Our network is currently made up of Raylink FHSS Trango 900 Raylink/Brilan DSSS Alvarion 900 Trango Link-10 All in all we have had pretty good luck with all of the above once the bugs were worked out. The real workhorse of our network is Raylink FHSS but we are starting to move away from it due to the bandwidth limitations of FHSS. The raylink/brilan DSSS works fairly well but has some minor irritations with regards to signal strength readouts and I am concerned about future updates and upgrades from them. The alvarion 900 works well but is a pain to install. Trango 900 works well also but offers no indoor installation options and cpe costs are still high. We are going to be setting up a few new pops this year and I would like to try out some new equipment, hopefully something that would work out well enough to use for upgrading our existing network as time goes by. I have looked into MT and StarOS due to the ability to be able to keep the equipment upgraded with software updates and if needed completely replace the software in the future using the same hardware. I also like the thought of having one platform that I could use for 2.4, 5.x and 900 in the future. What I am worried about is going through the hassle of building out all the CPE's keeping the software up to date and the cost is not all that great. I also want something that is aesthetically pleasing, rootennas are not all that attractive. I am also looking for something to put up and forget about. Demarc stuff looks pretty nice and the price is not bad but I had heard of some reliability issues in the past, they may have all been taken care of by now though. I also had a hard time getting a hold of anyone there in the past when I was considering making a purchase. This may have changed also its been a while since I called. Canopy looks attractive do to the one brand all bands and the pricing is tolerable. I am not sure I like being stuck with Vert polarity, its noisy here and it kind of scares me going with proprietary equipment. The Trango 2.4, not really sure why I put this down because it really doesn't seem competitive cost wise. I am interested in what type of performance people are getting out of them though and how they are doing in noisy environments. The 900 is not all that great when it is noisy in my experience. I am interested in the waverider for one particular residential area that would be very nice to have a preconfigured radio for someone to pick up and do a self install indoors. Getting rid of a truck roll and having to have something on the outside of the home. Also looking for a backhaul to try besides the link-10 from trango. Would like to find something in the 5.8 band with similar throughputand latency of trango for the same or less $$. This is another reason I thought about MT, StarOs, Demarc stuff was for multiple radios on the same board so the AP and BH could be the same piece of hardware and software. Just looking for some comments in general about the different options and why you did/didn't pick one over the other. Thanks, Chadd -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Kurt Fankhauser Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:33 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] Interested in your experience.. What are you using now? What are you trying to accomplish? The first 3 you list are all 802.11a/b/g the last 3 are all proprietary. There are people on this list for every different system you just described, not sure how many people have used them all. I have used StarOS, Mikrotik, and Motorola 5.7 and 2.4 Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC 114 S. Walnut St. Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405 www.wavelinc.com -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 267.14.20/233 - Release Date: 1/18/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 267.14.20/234 - Release Date: 1/18/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/