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Wi-Fi on steroids vs Wiress IP Local Loop (WipLL)?

By R. A. Caluste ·
Our company is planning to upgrade to Wireless broadband technology. So far, two service providers presented their proposals with two different technologies, Wireless IP Local Loop or WipLL (which is based on MMDS) vs outdoor Wi-Fi (which is based on 802.11 technology). In your opinion, which technology is superior over the other?

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It depends

by jmgarvin In reply to Wi-Fi on steroids vs Wire ...

What are you going to use it for, what kind of range do you need, and what kind of security are we talking about?

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more details

by R. A. Caluste In reply to It depends

Both wireless technology will be used by the service provider from their Base Station to our building to provide us with Internet Access.

The distance from their base stations to our building is just a couple of kilometers (probably less than 10 kms)

Security-wise, we can go with whatever both technology can offer.

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WIreless Local Loop

by jmgarvin In reply to more details

I'd go with wireless local loop for a few reasons, but distance and scalabilty comes to mind first.

Since copper isn't going to work, you need to make sure of three things:
1) You have a big enough pipe to take the added users from the remote site
2) You have a good line of sight to the remote site. The problem typically is that a big building or some other obstruction can really put a damper on that plan
3) You are just going with phone stuff, right? That is what Wireless Local Loop in implying....

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