Yep.  And some are very smug about it.  As if anyone using anything else is
pretty darned stupid.  We use the flooded and shielded just to use one
cable.  Had call for it a few times so we just use it always.





-----Original Message-----
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 5:08 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Vendors eating their dogfood (was Re: Which WiMAX
AreYou?)

People are using patch cords from Walmart in their WISP installs?  Jeez...

I use regular outdoor cable, no flooding, no shielding, just UV protected 
cable.  It's all I normally need and I've been doing this for a few years.


-----
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com



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From: "Robert West" <robert.w...@just-micro.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:00 AM
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Vendors eating their dogfood (was Re: Which WiMAX 
AreYou?)

> Those marketing photos sure look pretty though.  They might also explain 
> why
> I keep seeing installs done just like the pictures.  I had a bit of an
> argument a few weeks ago on the UBNT forums with some folks defending 
> using
> indoor patch cable outside and not wrapping connectors.  It started with
> someone complaining to UBNT that the patch cable boots wouldn't fit inside
> the bullet caps.  (The answer from UBNT was that it was a tradeoff in the
> design...???)  Silly me, I said they were supposed to be used with outdoor
> shielded cable, not patch with the boots.  You wouldn't believe how many
> negative comments came from that.  Pictures of nice pretty blue PVC patch
> cables and bright shiny connectors.............  And now there is an army 
> of
> installers following these lies.
>
> We use outdoor, flooded cable with the static drain wire to an outdoor
> shielded connector.  All connections wrapped.   It's not as pretty but I
> don't work for Apple so I just care about it being functional and trouble
> free.  I would be more attracted to a photo of equipment with a correct
> install.  They are marketing to professionals, after all, and when I see 
> one
> of these photos, I'm like you and are too busy being distracted by the
> things that are wrong.
>
>
>
> On Sep 10, 2009, at 11:42 AM, jp wrote:
>
>> Sidepoint.... Some of the wireless equipment vendors would likely
>> create
>> a superior product faster if they ran a modest sustainable WISP just
>> big
>> enough for real world product testing. Too often we see marketing
>> photos
>> of gear installed outdoors with shiny bare N connectors, indoor
>> unshielded cat5 on the pole, etc...
>
>
>
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