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Topic # 198285 3-Jul-2016 12:06
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Hey guys,
A while ago we and the IT company in the bottom of our building decided to go halves on a "corporate fibre" connection that we previously had paid for ourselves. When we started it was 10/10mbps but we upgraded eventually to 1gbps/1gbps and also now have 200mbps/200mbps UFB. We are on the 6th floor of the only tall building in our area. They had a client around who could only get ADSL so we agreed to let them put some Ubiquiti gear in our window to share the 1gbps connection - the link I believe runs at around 100/100mbps. They then asked for a second and third. Another IT company we knew asked for the same and our windows are now p2p wifi central lol (pics below).


Anyone else got something similar?


There is still space if anyone else wants it - there is a good view in every direction, we are in Penrose, AKL.









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  Reply # 1585094 3-Jul-2016 12:32
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I wonder if you'll start getting pinged as an ISP when someone starts downloading "linux distros" on your network?

Good on you for upgrading your area though!

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  Reply # 1585099 3-Jul-2016 12:48
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So with loads of P2P links rather than a PtMP setup, how much of the 5GHz spectrum are you using up?


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  Reply # 1585110 3-Jul-2016 13:41
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The RF performance of those Nanostations will be pretty degraded with so many so close together. As they have no shielding on the back the front end easily gets overloaded with the strong signals from the others. You should have shields on them at a bare minimum if you want decent performance.



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  Reply # 1585131 3-Jul-2016 15:24
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I would be super keen, but there's a great big pile of dirt in the way. :(


If anyone's around the Mount Roskill exchange, has UFB and would be interested in a P2P link, I'd be very interested to hear from you. :)

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  Reply # 1585254 3-Jul-2016 20:07
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Slightly off topic but all those sites in Penrose that show as not getting UFB until 2018 / 2019 can get it now.


It is called pre fibre / Pre-fibred premises. I currently have 3 underway in Penrose and 1 in Mt Wellington.


Chorus basically use there existing in the ground fibre rather than building the whole new UFB network, at some stage they will get the new network too.


From my spreadsheet there are above 2800 addresses all over Auckland and almost 700 in Wellington that fit under this (but none in Mt Roskill)

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