The area across the road appeared to be marked for a fibre cab, last summer. You could clearly see the cab footprint and a +ve and -ve drawn. Its now overgrown and faded.
I will be inertested in a wireless solution.
If standard Wifi kit (so 2.4GHz and 5GHz) is used, unless there is a point-to-point link installed for each customer you'll not see anywhere close to Option3 speeds due to the half-duplex nature of Wifi's transmission protocol. Even if a 300Mbps 5GHz radio link is used for each customer that's not what you'll see in terms of data throughput at each client-end. If you do the maths you're more likely to see somewhere around 135Mbps at best (in a lab environment with no outside RF interference). Once you add more users the service degrades considerably, especially if traffic like HD video-streaming is used on the link.
You may be better off comparing it to Infinity Option1 in real terms especially once there are upwards of 10-15 users connecting to the same AP.
I'd be interested to learn what circuit will be connected to this solution. I'd hope it's not just a FTTC circuit that would usually be connected to a normal home. Also, I'd want to be sure that the network being installed (that's what it will be for all intents and purposes) is going to be secure not only in the last-mile between client and AP but also across users connected to the same AP (and other APs if more than one will serve clients). The last thing I'd want is another user catching all my traffic before it goes to the internet.
Please don't take my comments to be in any way rubbishing the solution; they are meant to be constructive - I have installed a few networks which do exactly this, so I'm aware of the challenges and the risks.
All customers will be connected by a point to multi-point 5ghz connection. We would aim to not have more than 10 people per trunk to aboid conjestion.
We currently have 4 FTTC connections at different locations, load-balanced together to provide reduancy and fast video streaming as well as fast concurrent file downloads.
All end users are connected using a PPPOE server, which username and password authentication. The backbone of the network is WPA protected with only endpoint stations being allowed to connect via their MAC code.
Once we reach enough people we will be adding a FTTP connection, allowing for more bandwidth and also allowing faster speeds.
If you have any suggestions, id be happy to hear them. Feel free to message me directly to not spam the forum.
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Will this option be available for use by people on the latest Crest Nicholson development?
If it is then i may be very interested when i move there in December