[lanse] Re: Wireless networking

  • From: "Chris W" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 17:27:56 +0100

I've thought of doing that.  Got a m8 in Uxbridge (about 3miles away) who
can get ADSL (and cable aswell probably).  You can build a 10GHz microwave
link to go the distance quite easily.

Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: list@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:list@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael
> Knowles
> Sent: 17 April 2002 15:34
> To: list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [lanse] Re: Wireless networking
>
>
>
> A better idea is the one I heard of where someone was unable to
> get ADSL so
> had paid someone else about 1.5Km away to get it, and then installed a
> minidish on their roof connected to an 802.11b router in a microwave
> configuration.
>
> Mike.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Halls" <jason.halls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:45 PM
> Subject: [lanse] Re: Wireless networking
>
>
> >
> > As an alternative . . . (you need a friend for this)
> >
> > I read somewhere about running your own mini network over BT
> lines. . . =
> >
> >
> > All you had to do was rent a "dry line" from BT (=A315.00 per month =
> > ish)
> > between 2 buildings, stick an adsl modem on either end, configure it =
> > and
> > away you go.
> >
> > I think there may be some limitations with distance. . But not too =
> > sure.
> >
> > (going to find out where I found this now)
> >
> > Jason
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris W [mailto:chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
> > Sent: 17 April 2002 12:46
> > To: list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [lanse] Re: Wireless networking
> >
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > There must be some downconversion being done in the 'aerial' then I =
> > guess as
> > getting anything over about 500MHz down RG58 is like getting a piano =
> > down a
> > flight of stairs, especially with the cable lengths needed to get from =
> > a
> > roof aerial to a internal reciever.  Plus I seem to remember it goes =
> > through
> > BNC plugs which are crap at high frequency aswell.
> >
> > I heard it was up on 3GHz somewhere - do you know the exact freq?
> >
> > Pity I don't know anyone in the technical department who might lend me =
> > a
> > setup for a few weeks - I'm sure that aerial must be crap and could be
> > modified into a dish type affair.  Guess you don't have any technical =
> > info
> > about the system do you?
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: list@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:list@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Michael=20
> > > Knowles
> > > Sent: 17 April 2002 09:21
> > > To: list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [lanse] Re: Wireless networking
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > 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=20
> > > > 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=20
> > > > future.
> > >
> > > I was almost in the same situation Chris, NTL have cabled the
> street=20
> > > adjacent to mine (and it costs 16,000 quid to get them to cable a=20
> > > street, so can't see that happening in the near future), and
> BT have=20
> > > ADSL-enabled my exchange but although i'm only 2.2Km's from the=20
> > > exchange as the crow flies,
> > > they've trunk-cabled Bracknell in a very roundabout manner and it
> > > turns out
> > > i'm only likely to be about 10Km's as the cable travels :-( so
> > > Tele2 it was
> > > (plus lots of money out of the account).
> > >
> > > > I'd be interested in the equipment they use for tele2 - ie things=20
> > > > 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=20
> > > > their speedboxes to play with though.
> > >
> > > I've got a "speedbox" (sorry, can't help but laugh at that name, it=20
> > > reminds me of Concorde), which connects to the aerial on the
> side of=20
> > > my house via some RG58 cable.  The aerial is basically a small=20
> > > lunchbox strapped to a pole.
> > >
> > > > 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?
> > >
> > > I would say there's electronics in both sides of the kit.  The=20
> > > speedbox is 32x20x6cm, and the aerial lunchbox is only about 50%=20
> > > smaller than that. The frequency is their own, granted to
> them by the =
> >
> > > government, and it's in the GHz wavelength IIRC (I was interviewed =
> > for=20
> > > the position of Network Manager for Tele2 in Jan - shame I
> didn't get =
> >
> > > the job).
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Mike.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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