Thanks man.

PS. I am not affiliated with Tom's hardware, but I have respected him since 
my earliest PC days.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "RickG" <rgunder...@gmail.com>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2009 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] 5 gig omni's?


> Tom, Are you the one behind http://www.tomshardware.com?
> I elect you Grand Poobah of wireless hardware -
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Poobah :)
>
> All kidding aside, I find your post to be most descriptive and
> informative. I most truly appreciate it!
>
> -RickG
>
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Tom DeReggi <wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net> 
> wrote:
>> Good question...We searched for a long time to find good 5.X wide band
>> omnis. Some were horrid, and others were good, but there are not a lot of
>> chocies.
>>
>> The winner was Terrawave, distributed by Tessco.
>> http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=321805&eventPage=3
>> They are nicely sized, available, and exceeded our expectations on every
>> install. I highly recommend them.
>> Again they have wideband models, 5.2-5.8G.
>>
>> We also ended up really liking our Radial/larson omni. It was rated for 
>> 5.3,
>> and 9 or 10dbi, but it seemed to work well on the full wide band, and 
>> better
>> than some of the other 12 dbi models we found.
>>
>> Its also worth noting that Proxim's 10dbi 5.8 omni has electrical 
>> downtilt
>> of about 2 degrees. So dependend on where your target customers are 
>> located,
>> (if on ground) its feasible it could perform as good as 12dbi alternative
>> models. 12dbi antennas are known for going over clients heads, because
>> narrow beamwidth, for nearfiled customers near the ground.  I'm pretty 
>> sure
>> Winncomm stocks them.
>>
>> I'd warn against using this one.....
>> http://www.wifi-link.com/product.php?action=product&class1_id=1&class2_id=50&class3_id=349&product_id=813
>>
>> We bought two 5.xGhz 12db models, and we got inconsistent performance. 
>> One
>> had 6db lower signal, and the other had about 8 db lower signal, than our
>> 8dbi Larson that we used in the same test environments.  Basically, in 
>> the
>> lab, we saw the results, but thought maybe it was indoor multipath, so 
>> went
>> to test in the field. In the field, the CPEs could barely associate, 
>> until
>> we replaced the antenna with the Larson. (Tests were roof top to roof 
>> top,
>> on commercial tenant buildings 300 yards away.) I was concerned about the
>> verticle beam being to narrow, so I tilted my mast, to point
>> (perpendicular)directly to the other CPE, and results did not improve. 
>> I'm
>> not sure if this was just a bad batch or what. It also concerned me that 
>> it
>> was as tall as a typical 2.4G antenna.
>>
>> PS. wifi-link sells nice ethernet passthrus, inexpensively.
>>
>> Tom DeReggi
>> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
>> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Josh Luthman" <j...@imaginenetworksllc.com>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] 5 gig omni's?
>>
>>
>>> If it works I would suggest sticking with it. My second choice for
>>> antennas is HyperLink
>>>
>>> On 1/17/09, George Rogato <wi...@oregonfast.net> wrote:
>>>> I need a few 5 gig omni's for use in small neighborhood.
>>>>
>>>> In the past I used the pac wireless 5 gig omni's rated at 12db.
>>>>
>>>> What else is there, I'd like to try something new.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> George
>>>>
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