The oswave website says it supports the NS platform

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From: Jeromie Reeves <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 1:38 PM
To: WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Nanostations

Oswave says there is no NS2/5 support and will not be. DD-WRT has
support. That is a shame since ros/sos seam not to have plans to
support them. I wonder how much effort/money it would be to get
Ubiquity to solicit a firmware from someone?


On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Gino Villarini <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Well you all have the option to flash the nanostations with oswave firmware.  
> The oswave has polling...
>
> gino
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Larsen - Lists <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 3:21 AM
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> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Nanostations
>
> Travis Johnson wrote:
>> Matt,
>>
>> I agree with almost everything you said... except the polling part.
>> Having a robust, efficient polling system is the best thing available
>> for outdoor wireless. That is one of the main reasons we are now using
>> Mikrotik is because of their Nstreme and polling system. We are
>> finding now it's not the same quality as Trango's polling, but it does
>> work.
>>
>> How else do you keep a single customer from taking down an entire AP
>> with a large upload (usually from an infection, virus, worm, etc.)? I
>> have tested this over and over and over, and every time I come back to
>> the same conclusion... you have to have a polling system to control
>> the upload, otherwise the customer with the best signal dominates the
>> AP (on the upload side).
>>
>> Here is a very simple test... set up an AP with two connected clients
>> without polling. Start an upload on one client and then try doing a
>> download or even a ping from the 2nd client. My tests show the
>> download and/or ping to be very unreliable and very sporadic. Now, if
>> you turn polling on and do the same test, everything works fine while
>> the upload is running and the 2nd client can't even tell there is an
>> upload running.
>
> Um, bandwidth limiting?   As long as the AP has the upload speed coming
> from the client capped to a rate slightly less than the total capacity
> of the pipe, its not a problem.   I'm doing the test right now, and I
> have rock solid pings, with a little bit of jitter.
>
>>
>> What we really need is the Nanostation-ROS... a Nanostation running
>> Mikrotik (even for $50 more per unit)... that would be the killer
>> CPE... I would place an order for 500 right now today. :)
>>
>
> Or Nanostation-SOS - a Nano running StarOS.
>
> Matt Larsen
> vistabeam.com
>> Travis
>> Microserv
>>
>> Matt Larsen - Lists wrote:
>>> Hi Travis,
>>>
>>> I'm with you - the Nanostations are a pretty amazing product.   I've
>>> been deploying Nanostations on 10mhz channels in 2.4 and 5ghz with
>>> StarOS access points and the performance/interference resistance is
>>> pretty amazing at ANY price point.   I could say the same thing for the
>>> newer Tranzeo CPE units as well, but they can't match up with the
>>> Ubiquity price point just yet.
>>>
>>> It is neat to see a product with many of the Canopy advantages (rich
>>> features, small footprint, inexpensive to produce, good interference
>>> resistance) that is compatible with the 802.11a/b/g standards and thus
>>> able to take advantage of the very innovative Mikrotik and StarOS
>>> platforms.
>>>
>>> I'm curious to see if someone comes up with a good reflector for the
>>> Nanostation radios.  That would enable the use of the adaptive antenna
>>> mode, and since StarOS has the ability to switch connectors on the fly -
>>> and potentially polarity if hooked up to a dual-pol antenna - you would
>>> end up with a standards based product that would have nearly every
>>> feature that the Trangos had that made them special (noise threshold at
>>> the AP, software switchable polarity, site survey, etc).   No polling,
>>> but that is one of the most overrated features anyway.
>>>
>>> Matt Larsen
>>> vistabeam.com
>>>
>>>
>>> Travis Johnson wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I would agree... I think there is an opportunity as well. There are some
>>>> new products in the market recently (Ubiquiti Nanostation) that could
>>>> shake things up a little. Getting an FCC product with PoE and a Ubiquiti
>>>> quality radio for $79 is pretty amazing (I will be testing some this
>>>> coming week). It really makes you wonder how much money some of these
>>>> companies can really have into a radio system (Trango, Canopy, etc.)
>>>> when Ubiquiti can sell a brand new product for $79 MSRP. Granted there
>>>> are not a lot of "bells and whistles", but honestly most of the WISP's
>>>> out there don't need that. If you can buy a radio for $79, you can put
>>>> whatever you need behind it (Cisco, Mikrotik, etc.) and still be less
>>>> than $200 for a nice CPE.
>>>>
>>>> I think Trango's first mistake was the "mesh" game they played for a
>>>> year. Then when they decide to get back into the game, they promise a
>>>> product that seems too good to be true... and now it turns out, it was.
>>>> So, they are now 2+ years behind everyone else in the R&D world, and
>>>> they are losing customers left and right. The licensed market may help
>>>> get them by for a while, but I don't think that is enough business to
>>>> sustain the company forever.
>>>>
>>>> Travis
>>>>
>>>> Charles Wu wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Travis,
>>>>>
>>>>> I agree with you 100%...I still think there's a huge opportunity in the 
>>>>> market right now that's being missed for a solid 2nd player (not Motorola 
>>>>> Canopy) in the last-mile access space
>>>>>
>>>>> However, neither you nor I run Trango
>>>>>
>>>>> If you step back and look at the situation, this discussion is pretty 
>>>>> interesting, coming from 2 people who really know Trango well-- we were 
>>>>> their largest distributor back before they got rid of the channel, and 
>>>>> you probably operate one of the largest Trango networks now
>>>>>
>>>>> That said, you've started building out your network with different access 
>>>>> solutions, and we're doing other stuff
>>>>>
>>>>> It looks like we've both moved on...
>>>>>
>>>>> -Charles
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
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