[Battlemesh] is anyone playing with 802.11ad yet?

Philipp Borgers borgers at mi.fu-berlin.de
Fri Dec 16 12:06:47 CET 2016

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 10:18:22AM +0800, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 05:59:11PM -0800, Dave Taht wrote:
> > am very curious as to what happens at density
> > 
> > http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/12/802-11ad-wifi-guide-review
> The first time we heard about 11ad and 60GHz we all thought this technology would
> be limited to cable replacement for home devices (i.e. connecting TV and BR
> player, etc.).
> Generally speaking I think it won't be very useful when it comes
> to connecting client devices...let alone creating a mesh.

Depends on how you build your network. If you have a lot of short ptp links in
your "mesh" network 60GHz is maybe interesting for you.

> But if anybody is planning to buy a 11ad equipped device, please bring it along
> to the next WBM :) (together with a 11ad client, please ;P)
> Dave, do you have any sort of experience and/or heard something from people
> testing it?

"IgniteNet uses the X610 chipset in their MetroLinq TM PTP60-35 a and PTP60-19
point-to-point radios" [1].

Maybe one of the Freifunk communities will test one in the future.

[1] https://www.qualcomm.com/media/documents/files/strategy-analytics-report-wi-fi-industry-adopts-802-11ad-for-high-performance-.pdf

> Cheers,
> -- 
> Antonio Quartulli
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