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Wannabe Geek

#232014 25-Mar-2018 22:04
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I'm building a house in the Coromandel. 


Local guys have told me "the internet is rubbish here". Which isn't acceptable for me personally.  


I have found that a new fibre install will terminate approx 2km from my house, across the harbour. 


My house is on a ridge top, and could potentially beam internet across the harbour from an access point <2km away. 


I would like to approach the local community to look at a radio network for the area, if the fibre cannot be extended (unlikely I guess). 




I'd really appreciate some information pointing me in the right direction for hardware.  My google-foo has gotten me nowhere.


I'd love to get in contact with a company would could do a price estimate, so I can talk with local home owners. (its can't buffer youtube bad...). 




much appreciated, 

















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Uber Geek

  #1983076 25-Mar-2018 22:25
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Maybe THIS could give you some help?

- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
- NET: OpenWrt ZBOX CI329, C2960X-48TS-L, 3 GWN7630, Ellipse 800+1600
- SVR: C246N 9i3 32G/24T, 2 H2 16G/500G, N2 4G/1T || remote HC2 14T+4T
- USR: DeskMini 9i5, NUC 8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV
- IoT (EU868): openHAB, CCU3, Vantage ISS 6327, 4 LoRaWAN GWs, 14 Nodes
- 3D: 2 Ender-3/Pro, 4 Ultimaker 2E+/3/3+/S5, MPCNC, EleksLaser-A3 Pro
- ipPBX: GO-Box, 2 GRP2613, SPA112 (Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)



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Ultimate Geek

  #1983085 25-Mar-2018 22:39
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i had to do the same thing for my parents heres the write up of the setup,


the setup is fairly easy and shouldnt be a problem, would you have direct line of sight?


there is a took that can help you sort out the link and the gear to use and so on but the best thing its good for is the terrain


have a look to see if it would be achievable and go from there






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Uber Geek


  #1983109 26-Mar-2018 06:18
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Going over water can be problematic.

Is there no existing wireless ISP in the coromandel?

@raytaylor is probably the man on here to comment on this thread.

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  #1983113 26-Mar-2018 06:49
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There are ways to help with water crossings, ie place the AP at the rear of a building/house so that it cannot see the water, at least the close in water. Also select models with antenna designs that are more controlled.



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  #1983124 26-Mar-2018 07:59
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I would suggest Lightwire or Strata Net


Crossing water is not easy. If you are within a short distance from the end of the fiber you might be able to get that new extended VDSL - usually where the fiber ends, there is a cabinet feeding copper. 


Going across water can be tricky, its not just reflections off the water, it can be affected by humidity and weather. 

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

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