Thanks for that answer.  As usual, that brings up more questions for me.

If I buy a Mikrotik RB411 card, it has an FCC logo on it, I assume 
because it passed some FCC radiation tests.  However, I have no idea 
what enclosure that was tested in, if at all.  Is there a place to look 
up this information?

thanks,
Randy


Tom DeReggi wrote:
> There are multiple ways to certify equipment, which have different 
> requirements.
> The new trend is to certify the card with the antenna, just like you were 
> buying a certified wifi card off Best Buy's shelf, intending to install it 
> in your thrid party laptop.
> However, we all know, by FCC's original intent, for full wireless system 
> certification, the main board and Case are a relevent factor to establishing 
> what the RF is comming out of a system.
> Without a case being defined, and voltage being defined, its pretty hard to 
> determine, what the radiating RF outcome would be, unless the mainboard on 
> its own.
> What also needs certification is "Specific Main Board, in Specific Case", 
> before a wireless card is even injected to the equation, because we are then 
> looking at the interference the mainboard can put out on its own.  Anyway, 
> my point here is not to lobby for "FCC Certification", just wondering what 
> Enclosures the RBs have been tested in, and verified clean via a  spectrum 
> analyzer.
> This can be done indpendantly of the FCC, by anyone that has an analyzer.
>
> Tom DeReggi
> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Randy Cosby" <dco...@infowest.com>
> To: <e...@wisp-router.com>; "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 3:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik FCC
>
>
>   
>> Can you explain what you mean by "certified" then?  What does that
>> entail other than just putting together a board, antenna and radio that
>> are fcc certified?  Do you have the entire unit tested and certified, or
>> do yo see that as not necessary?
>>
>> Randy
>>
>>
>> Eje Gustafsson wrote:
>>     
>>> Cross roads are certified with the entire Pacific Wireless line of 
>>> antennas.
>>> R52 is certified with most of those as well (if not all). You can also 
>>> use
>>> XR2/5 cards in RB SBC's.
>>>
>>> There are other solutions as well.
>>>
>>> We offer some certified pre built solutions more to come.
>>>
>>> / Eje Gustafsson
>>> CTO
>>> WISP-Router, Inc.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Randy Cosby
>>> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 1:56 PM
>>> To: WISPA General List
>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik FCC
>>>
>>> Old thread, but just curious where this has progressed.  I've seen that
>>> JeffSoHoCo has "certified" gear.  Is that based on the same Mikrotik
>>> program you describe here Mac?  Is that information available from
>>> Mikrotik to any reseller?
>>>
>>> Randy
>>>
>>>
>>> Mac Dearman wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>>   Word on the FCC certified gear is that they are working with USA based
>>>> resellers to get them up to speed to offer certified gear. It's all in 
>>>> the
>>>> paperwork at this point in time and we all know that the devil is in the
>>>> paperwork. It is on its way from what I understand and should be readily
>>>> available in the near future.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mac
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
>>>>> Behalf Of Mike Hammett
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:12 PM
>>>>> To: WISPA General List
>>>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik FCC
>>>>>
>>>>> Mikrotik has the Crossroads device out now.  Not sure on anyone else.
>>>>> I
>>>>> think Mikrotik developing their own certified CPE shut down everyone
>>>>> else.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----------
>>>>> Mike Hammett
>>>>> Intelligent Computing Solutions
>>>>> http://www.ics-il.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Travis Johnson" <t...@ida.net>
>>>>> To: <isp-wirel...@isp-wireless.com>; "WISPA General List"
>>>>> <wireless@wispa.org>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 6:37 PM
>>>>> Subject: [WISPA] Mikrotik FCC
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I thought a little while ago someone was talking about someone that
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>> was
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> working on making an FCC certified Mikrotik solution (RB532, etc.).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Does
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> anyone know the status on this or if it was even real?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Travis
>>>>>> Microserv
>>>>>>
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