Objective What is your budget, including maintenance budget Design of network Selecting wireless products on need Price wireless products Legal considerations to used the frequency at your locality
Agenda Benefit Selecting standard and hardware Types of Wifi hardware Features to consider Some recommended Products
Selecting standard and hardware What do you want to do? Usage of your network, expectations, user stories For example: are you building infrastructure or reaching end users?
Selecting standard and hardware Robustness Indoor & outdoor Power consumption Environment Short & long links
Legal considerations Regulations, licensing standards, frequencies, applications e.g. VoIP What equipment is available and serviced?
WiFi standards WiFi Standard Frequency Band Maximum data rate a 5 GHz 54 Mbps b 2.4 GHz 11 Mbps g 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps n 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, Mbps
Different Types of Vendors Mikrotick Ubiquiti Cisco (linksys) Buffalo Senao Engenius And more
Linksys WRT54G(L) Type: Wireless Router b/g Still one of the best low cost devices GNU/Linux firmware and a great variety of firmware choices OpenWRT Great for mesh networks Great for experiments and training Quite robust
Router Board 153 Specifications CPU MIPS32 4Kc based 175MHz embedded processor Memory 32MB SDRAM onboard memory Boot loader RouterBOOT, 1Mbit Flash chip Data storage 64 or 128MB onboard NAND memory chip Ethernet Five 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet ports supporting Auto-MDI/X MiniPCI slot Three MiniPCI Type IIIA/IIIB slots Serial port One DB9 RS232C asynchronous serial port
Mikrotick Router 433
Router Board 433 CPU Atheros AR MHz network processor (Tested at 800MHz) Memory 128MB DDR SDRAM onboard memory Boot loader RouterBOOT Data storage 64MB onboard NAND memory chip and microSD Ethernet Three 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet ports with Auto-MDI/X miniPCI Three MiniPCI Type IIIA/IIIB slots Power options Power over Ethernet: V DC (except power over datalines). Power jack: V DC. Voltage monitor. Power consumption ~3W without extension cards, maximum – 25 W, 16W output to cards Operating System MikroTik RouterOS v3, Level5 license
Router Board 411
CPU:Atheros AR MHz network processor Memory: 32MB DDR sDRAM onboard memory Boot Loader: RouterBOOT Data Storage: 64MB onboard NAND memory Chip Ethernet: One 10/100 Mbit/s miniPCI: One MiniPCI Type IIIA/IIIB slot Power options: Power over Ethernet: V DC Power Jack: V DC Power Consumption: ~3W without extension cards, maximum - 12W
Cross Road Mikrotick CPU MIPS32 4KEc based 184MHz embedded processor Memory 32MB SDRAM onboard memory chip Boot loader RouterBOOT, 1Mbit Flash chip Ethernet One 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet port supporting Auto-MDI/X Power options IEEE802.3af PoE: 12V or 48V DC including over datalines. Power jack: V DC Power output 3V and 5V DC fan power output headers, maximal output current Power consumption typical – 6W, max - 12W
PCMCIA cards Disappearing from market, as most laptops, smart phones come with inbuilt WiFi Still interesting because of external antenna option, for measuring / site survey use of old (pre WiFi) laptops Cards with external antenna connectors include Avaya/Orinoco/Proxim, Senao/Netgate (200 mW)
CABLE LMR 400 N Type Connectors CABLE ULF with SMA Connectors CABLE MMCX with N Connectors CABLE RPTNC Connectors