That's fine if you have enough potential customers to saturate your ap's at the 11 meg speed. Out here we'll take anything we can get. If it slows down to 1 meg for a customer that's still much better than his dialup was.

We have VERY few customers that get less than 1 meg of actual speed. Even in high interference zones that have 40ish users per ap. Got some folks in an area that are below the main omni beam that only get 600ish, but that same system will deliver 3+ megs further out or up a bit higher. Go figure.

As cheap as ap's are getting we just keep sectorizing out to smaller and smaller customer groups. That's helping a lot of things.
Marlon
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Chad Halsted" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 8:26 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems


The idea is to not do the install unless you can maintain a reliable
11mb connection (usually -75 or better) that passes the 0% loss rule.
So, having done that, you shouldn't drop customers.

Or at least that is what I have been taught, I could be misinformed. :-)



-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems

We almost never hard set any radios to any speed.  I'd rather have the
system slow down than drop customers.

Marlon
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Chad Halsted" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:36 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems



If you haven't run a test with a spectrum analyzer, there really is no
way to know for sure what is out there.  Harmful noise, as you probably
know, can come from all sorts of devices, not just 802.x APs.

Yes, -90 is bad for several reasons.

1.  That link is probably suffering from high packet loss.  This will
not only cause problems for the customer's link, but will keep your AP
busy resending dropped packets.  One customer isn't going to overload an
AP, but several could.

2.  -90 doesn't leave much room for fade.  Bad weather could, and most
likely will, knock this link out in a heart beat.

3. The rate at which the client and AP talk at a -90 would be 1MB.
Whenever the AP is "talking" to the client it will have to adjust its
rate to match that of the client's.  When another client, let's say it's
connected at an 11mb rate, wants to talk the AP has to adjust its rate
to 11mb, these constant adjustments can cause latency, dropped packets,
and overload the CPU on the AP.  This is more evident with the more
clients you have.

Always set your AP rate to "auto", hard set all clients to 11MB.  Just
make sure you don't do the install unless it will support an 11MB rate.
Lastly, I would suggest that you test each and every link for packet
loss sending large packets, 0% or less and you'll be good to go.

I could be way off; your -90 client may be working perfectly.  I just
thought I would share some info that I had to learn the hard way.

Good Luck!!



-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Jason Hensley
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:34 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems

Interference really isn't much of an issue here.  There's one other WISP
and
we work pretty closely together to stay out of each other's way.  We've
analyzed the area and nothing else is out there but us and the typical
home
APs.

So -90 is that bad huh?  Guess I may need to rethink those two installs.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Chad Halsted" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:46 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems


No personal experience on the X10, but from what I here, it will give
you nightmares.

Seems like I heard Marlon speak such wonderful things about the x10
before, eh Marlon?

-90 signal is never a good thing.  We won't do an install unless it's
-75 or better.  Sometimes even a -75 isn't strong enough to combat all
the interference we have in town.



-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Jason Hensley
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:36 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Tranzeo WDS capacity, Mikrotik - problems

I've got a two AP WDS setup with Tranzeo TR-6000's with PacWireless 13db
omni's on each.  They are less than a mile apart.  Any idea how many
CPE's
can run on each AP before it starts causing issues?  We're going to be
replacing the WDS setup with an actual backhaul soon, but just haven't
gotten it done yet.

I'm having trouble with performance.  Works fine for awhile and then it
seems to bog down, and then back to normal again.  I've got about 10
clients
(all  Tranzeo gear) on each of the AP's.  I wouldn't think that this
would
cause issues but I may be wrong.  Signal between the WDS connections is
around the -65 mark so that's no problem.  I've got a couple of
marginal
clients (running -90 or so) so I'm wondering if these could possibly be
causing it. Everything is horizontal pol.

When the service completely drops out I can get to the AP's just fine
from
the client end, but can't get to the router (RB532).  I've switched out
cabling, switches, etc with no luck.  Have a new 532 on the way so I'm
going
to switch it out as well and see what happens, but anyone have any other

thoughts?

Also, anyone have experience with an X10 camera shutting down their
network?

Thanks!


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