[AusNOG] Bandwidth in Phillip Island

Adam Nock Adam.Nock at amcom.com.au
Thu May 3 17:55:09 EST 2012

Laser maybe? 

Havent used it or ever seen it used, but this:
Promises 10Mbit at 6km.

Don't consider this an endorsement though. I was just bored and googling :)

-----Original Message-----
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Mark Newton
Sent: Thursday, 3 May 2012 3:29 PM
To: Martin Visser
Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Bandwidth in Phillip Island

On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 05:23:49PM +1000, Martin Visser wrote:

 > Probably a long shot (literally) but it only looks to be around 6km across  > the water to the mainland. If you have line-of-sight, and can find a a  > friendly patron, you might be able to get a 802.11 type of point-to-point  > bridge setup for not a lot of money (connecting to land-line based service).

Over-water shots are problematic (microwaves reflect off ripples on the water, leading to pretty extreme unreliability, packet loss, etc)

You'll need very tall masts and a lot of output power.

 > Hardware can be had for less than a few hundred dollars at each end.

Probably not for the output power you'd need (I suspect you'd be into the territory of needing a spectrum license, which makes the equipment pricier too)

  - mark
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