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Date:      Sat, 21 Mar 2009 16:07:27 +0300
From:      <bruce@yoafrica.com>
To:        Modulok <modulok@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Creating a 10km wireless bridge...pointers?
Message-ID:  <7486cf0fab81351a99fefc950f1a29f5@imap.yoafrica.com>
In-Reply-To: <64c038660903210543v1cebe63fr4424bebc58076e4a@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <64c038660903210543v1cebe63fr4424bebc58076e4a@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi 

Have a look at Microtik's equipment very cheap for what it does and linux based, else there is also the Ubiquity Powerstation's, I have used both with success, Microtik boasts a 70Km wireless link with the right wireless card and antennae :D 

Regards,

Bruce Grobler

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 06:43:01 -0600, Modulok <modulok@gmail.com> wrote:
> List,
> 
> I have been tasked with getting a DSL connection across about 10km of
> no-man's-land to a rural location without internet access. Ideally,
> all traffic inbetween the two directional antennas would be encrypted.
> (Nice, but not entirely required.) 3Mb/s would be great! Something
> like:
> 
> LAN<->BSDrouter<->modem<->Antenna<~~air~~>Antenna<->modem<->DSL
> 
> I'm looking for general pointers of both hardware and software to
> achieve this. I'd like to employ FreeBSD as much as is feasible. This
> is my first WAN network project, so even newbie pointers and general
> references would be much appreciated. (Hardware suggestions, books to
> read, etc.) Reliability is of mild concern, simply because I don't
> want to drive 10km at 3:00am when something breaks.
> 
> Tips? References? Advice?
> -Modulok-
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