[lug] Wireless ISP - Sprint Broadband

Ferdinand Schmid 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.
> -Ian
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Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
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