ml at kenweb.org
Sat Mar 31 08:14:46 CDT 2012
On 3/31/2012 6:12 AM, Andrew McConachie wrote:
> Is this any different than what GigaBeam tried before they went bankrupt.
> Their website only shows a control panel login now so I think they've
> gone completely out of business. The only reason I know about them is
> because one of my customers used two of their radios for a p2p 1G link
> and it was a disaster. The Gigabeam radios tried to transparently act
> as L1 devices. They were just converting optical energy to radio
> energy. They didn't act as bridges. So if you plugged a switch into
> either end each switch would think it had an L1 connection to the
> other switch.
> It would work with certain optics and certain firmware versions of
> certain switches. But if you changed anything you might get link and
> you might not.
> I hope these Ubiquity devices actually maintain link even if the radio
> connection goes down.
Often such a feature is an option within the radio configuration. Where
link follows wireless link. To me that never seemed like a good idea
because I need
to get into the radio during a wireless link-down situation. Maybe if
an OOB ethernet port it could work but I haven't seen them on any radio
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