Wifi Internet Proposal

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The primary goal of this project is to provide the Dallas Makerspace with an Internet connection of at least 20Mbps. There is a datacenter 4.3 miles south of the space that has agreed to let us place networking gear on their roof for this project.

Secondary goals are:

  • Increased throughput: 100Mbps would be preferred, up to 1Gbps may be possible with some designs.
  • Decreased latency: Latency should be as low as possible, our current connection is 50-100ms to servers hosted in the Dallas area.
  • Resiliency to power failure

Why?

We currently have a 1.54mbit down and 512kbit AT&T DSL connection that has very bad latency and jitter.

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As you can plainly see the DSL connection is very poor. This is exacerbated by the security cameras installed at DMS.

Locations

Connectivity at the datacenter will likely be a 100 Mbps ethernet drop, with a handful of public IPs available for our use.

How Can I Help?

If we could get temporary access to two mobile/crank-up/push-up masts that would allow us to test if direct line of sight is available. Please contact Andrew LeCody for more info.

Options

Option 1

Initial Investment Costs

  • Install a 50 foot mast on DMS roof
  • Install a 50 foot mast on ADC roof
    • Purchase masts
    • Purchase Wifi equipment

Monthly costs

  • Lease tower space - About $700/mo

Tower

  • Location of Tower
  • http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=108002
  • American Tower
    • http://www.americantower.com/atcweb
    • 877-ATC-SITE / 877-282-7483
    • Office
      • South Plains
      • Stacey Noland, Area VP
      • 8505 Freeport Parkway, Suite 135
      • Irving, TX 75063
    • [email protected]

Option 2

Initial Investment Costs

  • Install a 50 foot mast on DMS roof
  • Install a 50 foot mast on ADC roof
    • Purchase masts
    • Purchase Wifi equipment

Monthly costs

  • Lease tower space - $?

Tower

Option 3

Initial Investment Costs

  • Install a 50 foot mast on DMS roof
  • Install a 50 foot mast on ADC roof
    • Purchase masts
    • Purchase Wifi equipment

Monthly costs

  • Lease rooftop space - $?

Building

  • Location of building
  • Jamison Services, Inc.
    • General Inquiries: [email protected]
    • Acquisitions/Leasing Department: [email protected]

Useful Links And Information

Hardware

MikroTik SEXTANT

MikroTik SXT G-5HnD