Wow back at ya there, Mike! <grin> Never said the product was less in quality in any form. Simply stating the gear doesn't perform well under load in unfriendly RF environments. Alvarion Techs themselves acknowledge the radios back off modulation speeds in the face of noise. Do you know something they don't? Please share, I'd love to begin re-deploying VL if I knew it wouldn't cower in the face of noise.
Trango on the other hand has a RX threshold that will enable the radio to continue to perform at its published rates regardless of the RF environment if the link is engineered correctly. Best and Merry Christmas! Brad -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Cowan Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 2:16 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: RE: [WISPA] Alvarion Comnet Radios have arrived Wow Brad, With as long as you have been at this and the knowledge level you have I am surprised you could be so far off the mark on this one. VL does automodulate and has better RF characteristics than their hoppers did. It won't backoff and die when presented with noise and will still transmit. It is THE business class product IMHO. Alvarion is making an effort to reach out to the WISP market by making this radio available at this reduced price. It is the exact same radio that normally costs more. They are trying to empower the WISP to use quality gear. To say the gears quality has gone down, hence a lower price is simply not true. Mike Cowan At 02:11 PM 12/22/2006, you wrote: >Hello Marlon, > >VL won't be a good choice as a committed rate business grade product as it >will modulate down in a noisy environment. Without any RX threshold >mechanism the VL radio begins to slow and drop packets under heavy business >class loads in unfriendly RF environments. Even the references given to me >by Alvarion while overall have been happy with the product are not using VL >for committed rate business class service. IMO, Alvarion is now pushing the >VL product as a residential "best effort" solution...hence the dramatic drop >in price. > >In Patrick's words: >"A $285 all inclusive CPE with nothing extra to buy, piece together, etc. >should fall within the residential business model of even small WISPs." > >We've been there and almost lost a valuable client trying to use VL for a >committed rate business class customer. > >The VL gear is a high quality product with a number of valuable features, >but it is missing a few key items that keep it form performing well (or at >all) as a committed rate business class solution. Only reason for my post >was because of your intended use of the VL product. > >Best and Merry Christmas! > > >Brad > Mike Cowan Wireless Connections A Division of ACC 166 Milan Ave Norwalk, OH 44857 419-660-6100 [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.wirelessconnections.net -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/