Hi, I am in the process of designing a network for providing Internet access to my neighborhood which has only dialup connections as we speak. The area comprises of large houses, each of them built on an average of3 acre plot. Each house is surrounded by medium to dense foliage in the form of trees. There are about 100 houses in an area spanning 3 miles by 2 miles. Now the only ISP who is willing to provide a backhaul has a POP about 5 miles (aerial) away. He is willing to let me put up my radio and antenna on his tower and I will have to setup a WiPOP at a place near my community. Now, the question is "how do i get the bandwidth to the houses?" not everyone may go in for a subscription right away. i am looking at 50 houses to start with. i have considered the following options: - a) create a mesh network using either Firetide or Tropos eqpt but then the infrastructure cost might kill me. b) create a WiPOP (outdoor AP with Sectoral antenna- 14dbi) and set up wireless CPE ( wireless client with directional antenna 14 dbi) and then drop the connection inside the house by way of cat-5 or connect an access point if the house owner wants it. I would appreciate any advise on the matter; Thanks in advance.
19 years ago