02-11-2013 03:41 PM
I want to offer wifi access to my neighbours around me. I have a fiber connection, my neighbours are limited to ADSL.
Most of my "customers" would be in a 90 degrees section, the rest of the surroundings would be suburban(180degrees) and farmland(the remaining 90 degrees).
In the topic i quoted it's suggested to use a rocket with omni antenna. Would that be wise in this case?
I was more thinking of 4 to 5 nanostations in a semi-circle covering that 90 degrees in sectors, but i'm not sure what they are capable of. Can the rocket with omni antenna handle more clients? Or would a nanostation covering approx. 20 degrees of the service area each also cover it? I understand the clients divide the max bandwidth by wifi, but what would be the max of clients for a nanobridge and rocket?
I'm also offering this as an alternative to adsl, so clients kinda expect the same thing. 10 mbit up and/or down would be nice. With the nanostations i could use different frequencies to balance the bandwidth also a bit.
Thanks for any advice.
02-11-2013 04:13 PM
provider's terms of service permit you to
redistribute or 'share' their service outside
your own home.
Have you contacted them to ask? Dave
02-11-2013 11:48 PM
But still new to the wifi thing.
Forgot to mention the distance to the clients would be around 100 meters to max 5 kilometers. No elevation issues since we're in the netherlands(nice and flat) except maybe some differences in the height of the roofs.
02-13-2013 04:03 AM
02-13-2013 09:12 AM
What would be the range with a rocket M5 with an Omni AirMax 5G13 on the AP side, and nanostations m5 on the CPE side? Or would i definitly need that sector antenna?
By the way, i'm leaning against the 5ghz series, since a lot of small businesses here have cheap accesspoints filling up the 2,4ghz space, and dont want to risk interference. As said, i'm on the edge of a business area, and want to cover the whole area. A couple of small business wifi appliances shouldn't interfere.
This image shows the area i want to cover. The dot is my position. The highway(A12) is approx. 1.5KM away to put it a bit into perspective.
Maybe a couple of farmers in the south-east section would also be happy with a faster connection. Most likely ADSL is not really working for them because of the distance to the telco centers.
02-14-2013 02:39 AM
From experience I am not so keen on the MIMO rocket Omni Combinations.
If you want to do it right from the start use 3 x 120 degree sectors with rocket M5.
Nanostations are great CPE's for small distances up to 1.5 miles and nanobridge for larger distances.