airFiber

Marshall Eubanks marshall.eubanks at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 03:40:59 CDT 2012


On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Nick Olsen <nick at flhsi.com> wrote:
> It will need perfect line of site. And won't deal with NLOS like most 2/5
> ghz gear can. It's 24ghz.
>

At least on the East Coast, it would be best to install it during the
summer. Put it up in winter, and any leaves that sprout in the path
will likely cause a failure come spring. (And, if you're brought in to
trouble-shoot a broken link, and the local techs swear that all the
gear checks out fine, demand to go up on the roof and look down the
line of sight first. It is satisfying to fix things without having to
actually touch the equipment.)

Regards
Marshall

> They claim 15Km. Maybe in the desert.
>
> In any climate with rain, Like our's here in Florida even 2 miles is going
> to be a stretch as 24ghz will rain fade easy. A great application for this
> would be like between two buildings requiring highspeed backhaul. (Were
> talking roof-top to roof-top of maybe a few thousand feet or more between
> them.
>
> Nick Olsen
> Network Operations (855) FLSPEED  x106
>
> ----------------------------------------
>  From: "Drew Weaver" <drew.weaver at thenap.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:27 PM
> To: "Jared Mauch" <jared at puck.nether.net>, "Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org>
> Subject: RE: airFiber
>
> I've read that it requires perfect line of sight, which makes it sometimes
> tricky.
>
> Thanks,
> -Drew
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jared Mauch [mailto:jared at puck.nether.net]
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:45 PM
> To: Eugen Leitl
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: airFiber
>
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 06:34:21PM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>
>> Claim: 1.4 GBit/s over up to 13 km, 24 GHZ, @3 kUSD/link price point.
>>
>> http://www.ubnt.com/airfiber
>
> Yeah, I got this note the other day.  I am very interested in hearing about
> folks experience with this hardware once it ships.
>
> I almost posted it in the last-mile thread.  Even compared to other
> hardware in the space the price-performance of it for the bitrate is
> amazing.
>
> I also recommend watching the video they posted:
>
> http://www.ubnt.com/themes/ubiquiti/air-fiber-video.html
>
> You are leaving out that it's an unlicensed band, so you can use this to
> have a decent backhaul to your house just by rigging it yourself on each
> end.
>
> - Jared
>
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