Guide to Wireless PtP and PtMP

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Wireless Bridging

In this category, wireless point to point and multipoint equipment utilise ACMA class and apparatus licensed frequencies 915MHz, 2.4GHz, 3.4GHz, 5.8GHz, and 24GHz to provide LOS and near-LOS layer-2 wireless bridging.

Licensed microwave equipment can be found under our Packet Microwave section.


What is a Wireless Bridge

Wireless bridges are used to provide Ethernet network connectivity where the installation of cabling is impractical, most commonly to provide network connectivity over large distances.

The equipment consists of a radio and antenna at each end, taking an Ethernet cable input at the beginning of the link and an Ethernet cable output at the other end of the link.

Put simply, the unit transforms the packet data from Ethernet cable into a wireless radio signal, and then back to Ethernet cable - the transformation affects only the L1 transmission, ensuring the link is transparent at L2.


How far can I bridge?

As far as you need - naturally the longer the distance the more expensive and complicated the required equipment becomes.

Irrespective of frequency band, the limiting factor on a wireless link is SINR - Signal to Interference Noise Ratio (or S/I+N).

SINR is reduced by a reduction in signal strength due to distance or the presence of obstructions, an increase in noise from thermal/environmental conditions, or interference from hostile transmitters.

Signal strength can be increased while simultaneously reducing interference and noise by the use of high grade antennas. This process can be augmented by the use of larger and larger antennas appropriate to the distance and radio conditions imposed by the required link.


Professional & WISP Services

We offer full point to point and point to multipoint network design, from distances as little as 50m to as far as +50km.

Catering for a variety of clients, from gigabit small business links, to long range industrial links, we are a nationwide installer for a number of WISP networks, designing and deploying high speed multisector base stations, and rolling out CPE station equipment.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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