[Olpc-za] WiFi network &c
jeff at wildcoast.com
Thu Feb 28 02:54:16 EST 2008
I see there are some wireless oriented folk on this list, so I'm hoping to
get some advice.
We have sponsorship to link 5 schools' computer classrooms, between Coffee
Bay and Hole in the Wall (on the Transkei Wild Coast), with a WiFi network.
The OLPC wiki recommends that the WiFi backbone be run on 802.11a (5.8GHz)
so as not to conflict with the 2,4GHz meshnet . . . and even if we're not
immediately earmarked for OLPC rollout - I'm still hopeful and planning
towards the day. :-)
So my question is simply: what is the best equipment to use - and where can
I source it? What do you guys use for your projects at Meraka, Kobus? Or can
you refer me to someone on your team who can assist us?
I tried, without success, to get quotes on Mikrotik gear before Christmas...
but subsequent to that I started a new job and have been quite busy with
other stuff... and now it's getting pretty urgent.
I can't remember the names of all the people, apart from Miro, that I tried
to source pricing from... but they all act as if Mikrotik routing is a new
form of rocket science... and never came through with quotations. I would
prefer Mikrotik, personally, but will happily run with anything reliable.
Thanks in advance.
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