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Topic # 7378 10-Apr-2006 15:47
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Hi,

I'm trying to find out what the max legal wattage of wifi gear is in NZ - does anybody out there know?

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  Reply # 32724 10-Apr-2006 17:15
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I dont know, but Id like to know what your doing - sounds like it could be fun :-)




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Reply # 32726 10-Apr-2006 17:29
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4Watt in the ISM band which is 2400 to 2483.5 MHz





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  Reply # 32728 10-Apr-2006 17:32
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That is EIRP. Transmitted power into the antenna is not supposed to exceed 1Watt.





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  Reply # 33085 16-Apr-2006 13:58
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I thought the measure was when birds flying past the aerial cook in mid-air...




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  Reply # 33103 16-Apr-2006 19:09
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MagPies! LOL


Oooh, This might make my asterisk server very very uselful! Allow users in the neighbourhood to hook er up.

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  Reply # 33110 16-Apr-2006 19:39
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paradoxsm: MagPies! LOL


Oooh, This might make my asterisk server very very uselful! Allow users in the neighbourhood to hook er up.


And maybe a few of these for the neighbours?

http://www.voipsupply.com/product_info.php?products_id=1525

Or this if you want the ultimate geek toy

http://www.voipsupply.com/product_info.php?products_id=1563

No word when Ingrams will have these in NZ at the moment, they can't make enough WIP300's to meet demand and the 330 isn't yet available.


UPDATE: Just checked and there are WIP300's available on ebay USA, US$249 + approx $39 shipping to NZ.

I think you need to buy one Mauricio, I'll come around and set your Asterisk PBX up for you! :-)





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  Reply # 33112 16-Apr-2006 20:01
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Very nice gear! must get them in for review :)




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  Reply # 33115 16-Apr-2006 20:11
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If you want one for public hotspots the WIP330 is the only real option. I've just been reading up about both of them and the WIP300 supports WEP and WPA and multiple profiles for differnet networks but has no browser interface so is no good if you have http authentication like many hotspots. The WIP330 runs on Windows CE so has a built in web browser as well so is fine for entering a login / password via HTTP




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  Reply # 33117 16-Apr-2006 20:20
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Cool, thanks for the tips. Will see if I can get a set so that we can both try it out. :)




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  Reply # 33141 17-Apr-2006 08:45
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juha: Cool, thanks for the tips. Will see if I can get a set so that we can both try it out. :)



Sounds like a plan. You really need sombody in Wellington to test one anyway as the CafeNet network is the perfect place to test such a device! :-)


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  Reply # 33143 17-Apr-2006 09:05
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Speaking of CafeNet, I learnt yesterday that they're not on www.cafe.net.nz ...




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  Reply # 33611 22-Apr-2006 00:01

CafeNet rocks...pity its only available in PN,Wgt, Nap and Nls. Boooo!

Seen FON yet? www.fon.com... 31k users,3500 hotspots...watch out for the spanish wave!

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Reply # 33613 22-Apr-2006 00:12
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We reported about FON here at launch, but after reading some stuff there is only one conclusion: free Wi-Fi? Yeah, right.

It was a great marketing campaign. People join and to be able to use free Wi-Fi in other places they have to provide the same level of service. For that they have to purchase a specific brand and router model, or update the firmware of existing ones (again of that specific brand and model).

Whoever wants to access this, but is not currently sharing their own Access Points will have to pay for access.

In reality, the service will probably provide free Wi-Fi for a minority, and charge lots for the others. This was also explored on Wi-Fi Networking News.

Also, in New Zealand people would be paying for any excess traffic, and I think most ISPs don't allow sharing the connection anyway.





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