Creating a 10km wireless bridge...pointers?

bruce at bruce at
Sat Mar 21 06:51:23 PDT 2009


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 


Bruce Grobler

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 06:43:01 -0600, Modulok <modulok at> 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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