[MLB-WIRELESS] Access Point Station

Jamie Moir jmoir at jmcs.net.au
Thu Apr 1 19:32:42 EST 2004

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Adam H. wrote:

> We're looking at putting up a couple of access points here where I live,
> as we have access to one of the old Mills (Standing roughly 150 feet
> above the rest of the buildings). We've purchased a 19dbi gain
> Omni-directional antenna, and are looking at using one of the SVEC
> access points to connect to the antenna.

I dont really know what type of omni you have, bit 19dBi is a lot of grunt
on an omni. Unless is some sort of sector arrangment its going ot be
nearly useless.

A few people have been making high gain waveguides, but the beamwidth is
too narrow to be really that useful.

> Now... I've seen that other AP's are available with outputs up to 200mw,
> but my understanding is that the SVEC only has an output of 30mw. Will
> the SVEC access point we have do the job, or should we be looking at
> something else?

The svecs have been very good, certainly they didnt have the same firmware
bugs that the minitars have had (ie: MAC address rewriting).

> Also - has anyone heard if svec are bringing out a 54mbit version of
> their access point. I've grown rather fond of the SVEC, as I'm not sure
> other AP's have all the features that the SVEC has. (Such as AP Client,
> Bridge mode, etc).

There is no continuty of design between them, svec are just another white
box builder so dont make assumption about the new product based on the


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