[ILUG] OT: internet access/MMDS
Paul.Jakma at Digital.com
Wed Jun 23 11:46:39 IST 1999
> It's being done, though. At some time early this year, I thought of
> marketing a product like that myself, so I got some info on that.
> Apparently, Lucent has a solution (which they bought in Israel) on
> either 950 MHz (DECT) or 5GHz. It runs up to 11 MBit/s (it's actually
> Ethernet over wireless (WLAN)) at distances up to 3 miles (line of
> sight, of course). This is a point-to-multipoint solution - so, with
> directed antennae it would reach further even. costs about $ 2500 for a
> single-user setup. This is still cheaper than a leased line :)
uhmm.. anybody want to start up an ILUG-dub wireless MAN? :). Maybe with
shorter-range but cheaper equipment we could daisychain the link all the way
to, eg, (cough...) Leixlip.
Sort of related: what's available at a more home-use friendly price? I
wouldn't mind a little wireless LAN between me and a couple of neighbours to
play quake and maybe share net access (and costs) over dial-up modem. I've
seen the linux-wireless lan site, but can't find any of the products for
sale in the UK or Ireland.
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