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Re: wanted: wireless magic tricks

  • From: Leo Bicknell
  • Date: Thu Aug 16 12:54:19 2001

On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 11:01:54AM -0500, Cerqua, Toby wrote:
> client needs 45Mbps pushed over 20 miles... and he wants it wireless. the
> kicker is that they don't want a T3 because it is "too expensive" and it
> would take too long to get installed. it doesn't need to be constant, but he
> wants to move of 2.5GB within 45 minutes. this is in the chicago area, if
> that helps any. so, i don't know, satellite?

802.11a might do what you need.  Not sure if it has been standardized
yet, but if not there are a number of proprietary implementations
in the same speed range.  It promises 50Mbps with similar properties
to 802.11b.

20 miles is going to be a long throw, but not outside the range of
possibilities if you have line of site and good rooftop acesss.  You
will need some big antennas though.  A site in the middle making it
2 10 meg shots would be ideal.

Leo Bicknell - [email protected]
Systems Engineer - Internetworking Engineer - CCIE 3440
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