Meter not the issue.  Transformers are. You need one AP per phase (pair 
of power wires).  It should go past the meter since the power companies 
are trying to go pole to inside.  Direction through meter won't matter.

Jeff Yette wrote:
> The dmarks are trypically in the basements.  We could do the DSLAM
> thing and we have consider some 8 porters on ebay for $550.  Ethernet
> over power line won't work because each apartment is on a separate
> meter.
>
> We set up some linksys wireless routers (SOHO flavor) and run than as
> APs back to a soekris router on our side where we can force the user
> through a portal page (acceptable use) ... this part we can do easily.
>  It's the authenticated user management portion that is tough.
>
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Mike<m...@aweiowa.com> wrote:
>   
>> Where is the telephone demark.  Access?  You're a CLEC, put a small
>> DSLAM in there; Zhone?   Or consider Ethernet over power
>> line.  Apartment complexes of any size can get really ugly with RF in
>> a hurry.  Wireless absolutely?  I don't know about the Meraki
>> hardware mentioned, but seem to remember they "phone home" to a
>> central server, but a mesh system could work.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> At 01:16 PM 8/20/2009, you wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi All -
>>>
>>> I've looked through several of the archives and wasn't finding an
>>> answer quickly, but I will apologize if this has been discussed
>>> before.
>>>
>>> Quick history, we are a facilities-based CLEC and provide phone and
>>> broadband internet over a dedicated fiber-optic network.  Through out
>>> our service area (three small business communities) are many apartment
>>> buildings.  It is easy for us to provide phone service to those units,
>>> but Internet is another story as the buildings are not wired for
>>> Internet.  The cost of pulling wire is too expensive and too time
>>> consuming.
>>>
>>> We are looking for a way to place centrally located access
>>> points/wireless routers in these apartments to connect the tenants.
>>> Easy enough if we wanted a wide-open connection - but the tough part
>>> comes in trying to manager user accounts.  We need away that would
>>> present a log-in page, and then upon entering valid credentials
>>> authenticated back against something like a radius service, they would
>>> gain access to the internet.
>>>
>>> To clarify, we are not looking for a hosted application, but more of a
>>> home-grown solution.  We have all of the components for billing, which
>>> will automatically create a radius account and e-mail, we have online
>>> billing and web-mail - the only part is the is missing is the web
>>> authentication piece.
>>>
>>> Thanks for listening
>>> Jeff Yette
>>> Sales Engineer
>>> Slic Network Solutions
>>> (www.slic.com)
>>>
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