I think in all fairness, we need to put a major factor to radio
selection out on the table too... price.
Trango retail pricing:
Trango Link10-EXT's are $1,500 for a complete link.
Trango 5830AP-EXTs are $1,095
Trango 5830SU-EXT's are $729
Trango FOX are $149
Alvarion pricing (not sure if this is retail or not):
VL 5.8ghz AP - $4,525
VL 6MBPS CPE - $1,045
It still stands true... you get what you pay for.... if you spend 4x the
money on an AP, I would suspect it should work better. If you spend 4x
the money on a car, boat, house, etc. it should work better. The
question is, do you need to spend 4x the money to get what your
John Scrivner wrote:
Please know that I am not really trying to trash Trango here. They are
still a viable product in some situations. Alvarion is simply so much
better that it warranted this upgrade. Obviously for heavily used
links feeding towers to other towns I think Trango multipoint is a bad
option. I have not used their Atlas radios which may well do a good
job. Trango has been a valuable product for many WISPs over the years
(including myself until recently). I have found though that for my
applications in feeding other towers to rural towns Alvarion VL works
100% better than Trango or anything else I have ever used. If you have
a need for a low-cost short haul or CPE solution then I am guessing
that the Trango multipoint radios will still provide excellent
service. Just because I have soured on them does not mean they are not
a platform for WISPs to consider.
I was thinking about using Trango for a link, but I do not want
headaches, not today and not 5 years from today.
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