kevin lyda wrote:
> ok, a few questions. why pebble and not something like meshbox?
> doesn't meshbox auto-configure for mesh-type networks (handling routing
> and the like) and therefore able to deal with changes and outages?
For the time being, pebble is meeting our needs. There's no great
difficulty changing it. Most of the radio links are point-to-point of a
few km, with directional antennae, which doesn't really mesh (sorry)
with the topology you're envisaging.
> second, when using a bunch of these boxes do you stick to just one
> wireless channel? if you use multiple channels, do some boxes need
> multiple wifi cards, or can a single card handle two frequencies?
One card per frequency. Even with directional antennae, it's not really
feasible to have more than one card at a node on a given frequency. The
other bugbear, of course, is that Wifi channels overlap by quite some
margin, meaning that for interference-free operation you can only use 3
channels (#1, 6, 11) at once at any particular node.
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