[Battlemesh] What hardware still works?

David Lang david at lang.hm
Thu Mar 17 00:03:59 CET 2016

On Tue, 15 Mar 2016, fboehm wrote:

> Am 14.03.2016 um 21:20 schrieb Valent Turkovic:
>> Summary - you will always have much better wifi network if you reduce
>> range of your routers, make smaller cells lower the power on them, but
>> have more of them deployed.
> I dont't fullly agree because there are also devices that can also receive 
> better than others and not only transmit better. My feeling is that the old 
> WRT54G is good in both. It's mainly about the analog frontend (PA, LNA, 
> calibration, ...).

more, smaller cells let you re-use the radio spectrum sooner, which means that 
you either have less congestion (lots of users) or you can consider using more 
sepctrum per user (higher bandwidth for a small number of users)

Increasing power helps if you live out on a farm with nothing near you. If you 
are in suburbia, you are just shouting louder, which helps in the short term as 
you out-shout people near you, but in the long term, they just start shouting 
louder as well and soon everyone is deaf. Turning power down and deploying more 
APs avoids this spiral.

David Lang


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