802.11 vs 802.16

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I have a small co. with a point to point wireless grid. I handle off site monitoring of gas nad oil flow. I have been overlaping my grid with new locations, and more to come. So I have been looking into new wireless Sys. I have made the choice to use All-In-One?360 Multi-Band/Multi-Mode Antenna WiMAX Ready. It will take a few to replace my hole grid. Now with my new antennas in place I have full cover of about 30 miles. Trying to stay with new techknowledge I will be useing 802.11 or 801.16. This will all so give me a chance to start up a WISP. So my question is...What do I need to start up? and what tpye should I use? If any could help me with this first step it would help me get started Faster. Thank You, Brent
ASKED: August 14, 2006  8:30 PM
UPDATED: August 16, 2006  10:06 AM

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How many antennas do you use to cover 30 miles? 802.11 isn’t designed to cover long-range applications. If you do want to cover a 30 mile radius reliably, you’d need a mesh network with hundreds of access points to reach acceptable performance.

I guess you need to pick your access points now. To build a strong wireless network for general use, antenna matters, but solid access points matter even more. You need solid access points that can be firmware upgraded to ratified WiMAX standard in the future.

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    There is a world of difference between running a SCADA telemetry monitoring network and a WISP, because a WISP is dealing with traffic generated by people, not machines. If you want to start a WISP, see www.startawisp.com to get a view of all the issues and, as a benchmark, go to www.speednet.com to see the level of customer service capability needed. Every wireless and ISP provider is trying to generate "triple play" revenue, because there is not enough financial nourishment in just providing access, so requirements are escalating - lower latency, more bandwidth, more complex services. What you also might consider is partnering with an existing ISP (especially one running dial-up), cable company, etc. to subcontract out your transport capability.
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