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  # 1015210 29-Mar-2014 22:03
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Airmax TDMA on the point to multipoint at the far end, no TDMA on the (5x) backhaul links with three of those links having mikrotik routers at the high sites - I am gradually rolling out routers with OSPF for high site routing redundancy so the latency will go up a little bit as a result, but nothing noticable to the end user - our main goal is to just exceed the performance of 3g/rbi and farmside.

Its sort of a major step up from regular wifi because on the backhaul links there are things like packet aggregation that are seperate from the TDMA protocols. Then we do things like port+link bonding and stuff like that




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  # 1015224 29-Mar-2014 22:24
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I looked at Ubiquiti TDMA a year back but from what I could tell the RF was still CSMA with software polling for TDMA on top. That may have since changed. I do like the look of the rocket GPS system. A friend in a small community in Australia swears by it.

I use Mikrotik NStreme for point to multi-point but I can't imagine running more than a handful of people with the gear given the shared bandwidth limitation. Or are you using 802.11n?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1015251 30-Mar-2014 00:07
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kiwirock: I looked at Ubiquiti TDMA a year back but from what I could tell the RF was still CSMA with software polling for TDMA on top. That may have since changed. I do like the look of the rocket GPS system. A friend in a small community in Australia swears by it.

I use Mikrotik NStreme for point to multi-point but I can't imagine running more than a handful of people with the gear given the shared bandwidth limitation. Or are you using 802.11n?


I dont really want to go into it in detail for business intelligence purposes, will pm you.




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  # 1073726 24-Jun-2014 21:34
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Well we have now got a connection(for about 2 or 3 weeks now) through velocity, thanks to my parents and their business. 
See below for the speed test comparisons, hopefully I get the links right
https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3582590509 
https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3582610928 
https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3582617068

Note the funny ping on the 1st velocity test, I redid the test and got a more normal ping. 

Side note, they have changed the speed test page...

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  # 1073730 24-Jun-2014 21:37
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you seem to be testing to sydney..........






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  # 1073739 24-Jun-2014 21:44
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Wasnt sure how Nz networks are routed so thought it would be a fair comparison going out of the country.
I knew using the woosh speed test server would not be a fair comparison

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  # 1073743 24-Jun-2014 21:47
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t92300: Wasnt sure how Nz networks are routed so thought it would be a fair comparison going out of the country.
I knew using the woosh speed test server would not be a fair comparison


Shouldnt vary enough to make a difference. Also ping times are higher off shore... Best to test to Vodafone, Telecom, snap servers.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1073758 24-Jun-2014 22:10
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Here go the tests using snap...

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3582650145
 

and the woosh one has stopped 2 times in a row half way through the download stage...

Im giving up for the night

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  # 1073761 24-Jun-2014 22:12
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6MB/s...not bad for wireless.

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  # 1073796 24-Jun-2014 23:30
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Here's my Speedtest using a 3G RBI connection in the Far North via Ultimate Broadband:

Speedtest using Ultimate Broadband





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t92300: Here go the tests using snap...

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3582650145
 

and the woosh one has stopped 2 times in a row half way through the download stage...

Im giving up for the night


Thats pretty good.
If you want super fast speed, then RBI is the better option right now - although the radio that velocity will probably have installed on your roof could be capable of up to 40mbits if you are within 10km of the tower (but that requires fancy backhaul fibre and stuff which they probably dont do yet, which RBI does have)
Installation of the velocity looks cheaper than some other pricing I have seen around, and the per-gigabyte cost is much less too.





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  # 1073858 25-Jun-2014 07:44
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Things will get interesting when RBI is available over 4G :)




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  # 1074122 25-Jun-2014 12:07
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coffeebaron: Things will get interesting when RBI is available over 4G :)

I'm guessing that a new router and outdoor antenna will be needed Fraser?

Has anyone mentioned an approximate timeframe for rollout to upgraded 3G 900MHz sites in rural areas?





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  # 1074174 25-Jun-2014 12:41
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Can't say anything official, but it's well rumoured Vodafone have many sites 700 ready. I think we'll see quite a bit of LTE 700 go live his year, but probably be next year at the earliest before we see this opened up for RBI.
Yes, new modem and antenna.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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