[lanse] Re: Wireless networking

  • From: "Chris W" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 01:42:31 +0100


I had tele2 come and do a line of sight test but they reckoned they couldn't
get a signal.  I'm on the limit of the Uxbridge transmitter (it's on
Hillingdon hospital apparently) plus I live in a bungalow and am surrounded
by trees.  Not the best situation for tele2 really.  Kind of dissapointing
as they were my last chance for getting broadband in the near future.

I'd be interested in the equipment they use for tele2 - ie things like what
frequency it's on.  It occured to me I might be able to use a yagi or even a
dish to get a better signal.  Doubt tele2 would let me have one of their
speedboxes to play with though.

Do you know if there is reciever electronics in the 'aerial'?  That speedbox
thing looked pretty small when I saw it.  Any idea what frequency they are
on?  Any other kit that can use that frequency?

Soz for all the questions.  Feel free to reply to me off-list if you
prefer - I'm on chris@xxxxxxxxxx



> -----Original Message-----
> From: list@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:list@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael
> Knowles
> Sent: 16 April 2002 22:46
> To: list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [lanse] Re: Wireless networking
> > Guys, just found this site
> >
> > http://www.xtreme.com.au/
> >
> > ..and it got me thinking.  What with the lack of broadband I'd be
> > interested in setting up something similar.  Anyone else in the area
> > interested? As this is the LANSE list I assume most of you live around
> > here.  I'm in Denham which is over the A40 from Uxbridge (just
> inside M25
> > at M40 junction).  The site above claims they're acheiving 12.5km around
> > an access point which should give reasonable coverage even with only one
> > node.
> >
> > Any comments? Suggestions? Ideas?
> >
> > Chris
> Chris, i'm already getting my broadband through Tele2
> (http://www.tele2.co.uk).  It's very good but this technology looks like a
> bastardisation of 802.11b though, which has already been done by some guys
> in the USA, and is quite the norm for people in apartment blocks in the US
> apparently.
> One comment I would make is that all of the 802.11b kit that I have seen
> reviewed (and I had the displeasure of reviewing some of the 802.11 2mb
> versions as well) all said that they worked fine with one or two clients,
> but as soon as contention got above that you were spending more
> time sorting
> out the contention in the network than actually pushing through the data.
> This obviously bodes badly for gaming!
> Cheers,
> Mike.
> (incidentally, Tele2's broadband is based on a totally different spectrum
> and is fine for gaming, i'm regularly getting low 30ms ping to Barrysworld
> and Jolt)

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