[rescue] 802.11 + VoIP

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Mon Oct 20 02:11:54 CDT 2003

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003, Al Potter wrote:

> > Get a better antenna.  Or an amp+antenna.
> Neither are an option with the VOIP applications folks seem to want,
> think:  portable phones.  The latter would be illegal.

There are amplifiers which fit under the FCC ceiling.

> > I'm running a network at almost a half mile with no dropped packets
> > and decent bitrate.
> Again, a fixed long-haul run is a different beast.  Think luser walking
> around with a phone....

Use a big omni antenna, like the people who make hotspots use.  You'd just
need enough of them, coupled to wireless repeaters.

Peace...  Sridhar

More information about the rescue mailing list