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Re: wanted: wireless magic tricks

  • From: Greg Maxwell
  • Date: Thu Aug 16 13:06:52 2001

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> 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.

FCC Part 15.247 limits EIRP. You can't legally put out enough power in the
unlicenced bands.