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Network ideas (new node ideas)

Well I think the best plan to extend the network now is to install another node the same as the ECC in say St Pauls or St Werburghs. Linking the 2 together would be best done using a point to point (can to can) link with 2 Buffalos in the PCMCIA slots of the multias.

The point of leaving the node being wds meshing capable is to keep the option of being able to put in small repeaters to cover a blackspot within the local area (not for connecting different areas together)

This way each community has its own master node and a point to point link between the other community nodes, and if needed smaller wds repeaters filling in blackspots within the local area.

Hope this makes sense.

Some pricing figures:
Buffalo PCMCIA card (ebuyer) – £33.15
Buffalo pigtail (Solwise) – £7.20

Netgear ma311 card (ebuyer) – £34.41
Netgear pigtail (Solwise) – £5.83

HDF400 cable (Solwise) per M – £2.37
LMR400 cable (Solwise) per M – £2.99
HDF/LMR Ntype crimp end – £2.69
Crimping tool (Solwise) – £15.50 (maybe Santa will get me one)
Cantenna bits (RS) – £6
8db omni (Solwise) – £33

4 Responses to Network ideas (new node ideas)

  1. matt December 7, 2003 at 5:38 pm #

    example node:

  2. rich February 4, 2004 at 5:28 pm #

    i have just had a mail from linda at St Werburghs Community Centre. They have given us the ahead to put an open access LTSP terminals in the foyer, and a community wireless link. Hurrah 🙂

  3. sean February 4, 2004 at 9:30 pm #

    matt that picture from your example node post has disappeared or is that just this Klient!

  4. jason February 5, 2004 at 10:39 am #

    Rich – Great news about the St Werburghs Community Centre.
    Looks a bit low though. Are we going to be able to single hop from ECC to there?
    Or are we looking at a repeater in stapleton road? Or is this a new base node with its own uplink?