On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 18:37:54 +0000 (GMT), <ilug at linux-is-groovy.co.uk>
> I know that some of you guys participate in wireless wan's, and I'd like
> some feedback if you have anything to offer. If I was to PTP wirelssly
> across 7 to 8 miles, what is the best wireless to use? 802.11 or
> something else?
802.11 will be fine.
> Am I to expect latency problems?
Not particularily. It is radio, but relatively stable once setup and
working. It is being used to business and school internet access in
> Where's best to look for cost effective linux compatible equiptment?
Here's a start:
For a quality link: access point, cabling, power over ethernet, good
antennas, NIC - you're talking 5-600. StarOS is designed specifically
for wireless wans, or you can run a small linux distro, some people in
Cork are using Pebble Linux with Orinoco NICs.
There is good h/w (there is a big difference between good and not so
good h/w) listed on the StarOS site, and the Soekris equipment on
Christian Van Den Bosch's site is also good quality and suitable
for running linux on.
You should also read, and probably post your question on:
It's very possible that there are people in your locality or not so
far away already experimenting which this.
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