[lug] Wireless ISP - Sprint Broadband
fschmid at archenergy.com
Mon May 14 11:19:24 MDT 2001
Yes, 2.4GHz is around the resonance frequency of water hence the great
absorption. But I am still surprised because my wireless ethernet works in
the same band and it penetrates a few walls rather well. This broadband
system must not deal well with a fluctuating or weak signal at all.
Ian Hall-Beyer wrote:
> On Mon, 14 May 2001, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> > he told me is that they installed several sites since last November with
> > trees between the antenna and their radio tower. Now as these trees are
> > growing leaves they keep getting service calls because of high packet
> > loss, which is sometimes also perceived as high latency.
> Yes, microwave energy doesn't get through water very well. Leaves tend to
> have rather high water content.
> The sprint techs should have realized this when the made those installs,
> that the trees would get leafy in the summer - this is a fairly regular
> and normal thing for trees to do, after all.
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