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Topic # 8735 26-Jul-2006 08:16 Send private message

Hello everyone,


Any people in New Zealand testing / using WiMax??   Is it going well for you too??  I've had it for a few months now and it has not let me down once.  Way better than 11b/g!!  Rock solid ping.


Are other people have the same experience?? 

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Reply # 42480 26-Jul-2006 08:23 Send private message

What sort of hardware do you need? I assume you have some sort of modem with ethernet connection, and a roof mounted aerial?



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  Reply # 42485 26-Jul-2006 08:33 Send private message

I think ones biggest problem is not hardware but what ISP.

I have it through testing only.  Lucky me. 


Very much the same hardware as 11b/g but not as much LOS is needed.

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Reply # 42504 26-Jul-2006 10:00 Send private message

According to The Heralds Jenny Keown;

" Woosh Wireless is getting wired. The Wi-Max, high-speed internet company - which abandoned listing plans this year - has purchased smaller fixed-line net provider Quicksilver for an undisclosed sum."

It must be true...It's in the Herald :-)



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  Reply # 42543 26-Jul-2006 17:05 Send private message

Woosh and WiMax......   Can anyone else back this up?

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  Reply # 42545 26-Jul-2006 17:12 Send private message

Kezzainc: Woosh and WiMax...... Can anyone else back this up?


Nah, they're taking the mickey... the Herald got a bit confused with the terminology.

I had a WiMAX-based connection in the 5.8GHz band for a while through Natcom. Here's what I thought about it.

If the MED takes back lower frequency spectrum from various spectrum-squatters and reconfigures it into wider bands, WiMAX could be very cool indeed.




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  Reply # 42558 26-Jul-2006 23:06 Send private message

The 700mhz spectrum will be available one day, when everybody goes with digital TV (How long?) that would be great for WiMax but by that time we will, most likely, have something even more geeky. How about Global NeuroNet?
Am I that tired? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  Reply # 42747 28-Jul-2006 17:08 Send private message

700mhz would require very large channel sizes for suitable throughput. Not really suited for broadband applications..

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  Reply # 42759 28-Jul-2006 17:58 Send private message

Fraktul: 700mhz would require very large channel sizes for suitable throughput. Not really suited for broadband applications..


From what I've read on a couple of small scale trials in the good 'ol US of A 700MHz seems to be perfect for WiMAX offering superior coverage and inbuilding performance.




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  Reply # 42763 28-Jul-2006 18:18 Send private message

Sure you will get less attenuation and superior beam bending with 700mhz but you will also require larger channel sizes. Basic physics will tell you that.

Simply put its either better coverage or more throughput per base station (if you maintain the same channel sizes). Much like a car with performance and fuel economy…




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