MuniFi Woes

Om Malik writes:

It was only a couple of days back we heard that there were some problems with the coverage in St. Cloud, Florida. And now comes word that Googles Mountain View Network might need more access points in order to get decent coverage. And that might mean delays from the proposed launch date of June 2006. (Google is being optimistic that it will meet the self-imposed deadline.)

Now the other day I was talking to Dewayne Hendricks who is helping build a county-wide wifi network, (not a town or city wide network) in New Mexico using off the shelf components and white label gear. He is having no problems whatsoever, and well, most of these networks are seeing re-configuration, to put it politely.

Maybe its just me, but maybe it has something to do with network planning and the gear which is resulting in dead spots, and spotty coverage.

Om also has a follow-up on the same topic.

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Rajesh Jain

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