Wireless bridge

Hugh Irvine hugh at open.com.au
Mon Jun 22 03:27:45 UTC 2009

Hello -

On this same topic does anyone have any experience with the Linksys  

thanks and regards


On 19 Jun 2009, at 20:19, Bret Clark wrote:

> Justin Sharp wrote:
>> I didn't read through all of the replies to see if this was  
>> suggested, apologies if it was.
>> http://www.solectek.com/products.php?prod=sw7k&page=feat
>> I implemented a PTP link at about 3 miles using these Solectek  
>> radios. I get 40Mbps consistently with TCP traffic and ~100Mbps  
>> UDP. This PTP link has literally been up for 3 years (in 2 weeks)  
>> without failing. I live in a 4 seaons state, so its seen all sorts  
>> of weather over those years. I have clean line of site down the  
>> freeway for what its worth. Its natively powered via POE, power  
>> injector included. We run all sorts of usual business application  
>> over this link, including about 30 simultaneous VOIP channels, and  
>> have not had one issue with stability. I was also told by the VAR  
>> that sold us the product that a city nearby (can't remember which  
>> one) connects all of its municipal buildings with Solectek stuff  
>> and runs its VOIP infrastructure over it as well.
>> We run it in bridged mode with routers on each end, but it does  
>> support some rudimentary L3 stuff, static routing and RIP.
>> IIRC, they were not "cheap" (couple of 1k), but for us have  
>> definitely been much cheaper than private circuits from carriers of  
>> comparable throughput capacity.
>> Hope its helpful.
>> --Justin
> I have to say I did a double take on your speed claims. We use  
> Solectek all over the place and have yet to archived those speeds on  
> any of our links. Not only that Solectek engineers have told us that  
> at a 108mbps radio rate realistically you are only going to see only  
> 35mbps  data rate on link that's just a mile apart; further you go  
> the less bandwidth you will have.
> Other then that, I agree they are nice radios and even include  
> heaters in them to help maintain temperatures above freezing during  
> winter time so that ice buildup doesn't cause a problem.
> Bret


Have you read the reference manual ("doc/ref.html")?
Have you searched the mailing list archive (www.open.com.au/archives/radiator)?
Have you had a quick look on Google (www.google.com)?
Have you included a copy of your configuration file (no secrets),
together with a trace 4 debug showing what is happening?
Have you checked the RadiusExpert wiki:

Radiator: the most portable, flexible and configurable RADIUS server
anywhere. Available on *NIX, *BSD, Windows, MacOS X.
Includes support for reliable RADIUS transport (RadSec),
and DIAMETER translation agent.
Nets: internetwork inventory and management - graphical, extensible,
flexible with hardware, software, platform and database independence.
CATool: Private Certificate Authority for Unix and Unix-like systems.

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