08-06-2012, 01:21 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Planet Texas
There are so many things wrong here......SO MANY THINGS.
First...WISPs operators are loath to tell people how to share out their internet connection, because that's how we make money - by selling individual internet accounts.
Second...It will certainly violate your residential TOS about sharing your connection. Business grade may be a little more flexible, but internet providers are even prohibiting that now.
Third...You as the account holder will be responsible for anything that happens. Do you want a multi-million dollar copyright lawsuit or the FBI seizing your computers for kiddy **** - that one of your neighbors was downloading?
Fourth...An omni antenna more than 15 feet in the air overshoots close in street level clients. That's was municipal wireless deployments are no higher than light poles.
Fifth...Laptops and smartphones are very weak and won't be able to connec back to you.
Originally Posted by WHT
As I've posted many times in the past.
From history, it is well known that a street level laptop or smartphone can use the AP up to 500 feet to 1,500 feet.
It will very likely work up to 500 feet.
It might work past 500 feet, or it might not.
It might work up to 1,500 feet, or it might not.
It will very unlikely work past 1,500 feet.
This is all assuming you have a clear line of sight (no trees or buildings in the way), and outdoors. If indoors, you will be very lucky to get 500 feet.
Example - Where customer is outside, like in a park, and you can see the AP with nothing in the way.
Less than 100 feet, you will have have good signal.
From 100 feet to 500 feet, you will very likely have good signal.
From 500 feet to 1,000 feet, you will likely have good signal.
From 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet, you might have good signal.
Over 1,500 feet and it will *likely not work*.
If there are trees in the way, you may get one half of the above distances.
If there is a building in the way, you may get one tenth of the above distances.
If you are inside, you may get one tenth of the above distances.
If you have a smartphone, you may get one half of the above distances.
Ride that horse 'till it bucks. Or don't ride at all.
Sixth...As an internet provider, you would have to file your FCC/FBI compliance statement and semi-annual FCC service reports.
Seventh...As your clients are standard 802.11b/g radios, a single AP will start to choke past 30 to 35 actively connected users - the "hidden node" contention barrier.
Bottom line...Let your neighbors get their own internet connection.