[AG-TECH] AG on wireless

Tony Rimovsky tony at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Mar 22 11:49:57 CST 2002

The discussion so far has revolved around 802.11{a,b} wireless which
is a host to network modality.

There is another wireless mode, which is point-to-point radios to
interconnect sites/networks.  We have successfully done this in the
past at the Alliance All-Hands meeting using equipment that provides a
100 Mbit/s wireless link to the hotel where we hold the meeting.

Dr. Hurley at CAU and I talked about this idea some a couple months
back as a possible technology path for some locations in Atlanta.


On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 10:46:53AM -0600, Allison Clark wrote:
> Ag-tech always has such lively discussions. My question stemmed from the 
> Advanced Networking with Minority Serving Institutions (AN MSI) program 
> that has a little money to fund some ag node testbeds at MSIs. The question 
> of wireless came up for one of the schools. I wanted to check with the 
> experts as I don't want the testbed to be too far out there - it actually 
> needs to work. Bottom line -sounds like it will suck up too much bandwidth. 
> Once again thanks to everyone.
> Allison Clark, Ph.D.
> Assistant Director, Digital Equity Initiatives
> NCSA/The Alliance
> 152 CAB
> 605 E. Springfield Ave.
> Champaign IL 61820
> Phone: 217-244-0768
> Cell:   217-493-8935

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