Yesterday, I visited Andre K6AH QTH and exchanged my Homemade gourmet bread with his AREDN Antenna & Hardware.
I dully placed the Mikrotik 5GHz Antenna on my diminutive window and WOW, AREDN is running.
The 3 high Res (4Mb) pictures in the attachment were sent by RF AREDN through 5 GHz MikroTik. Looks like the original. Handshake – flawless.
· The one hop to AI6BX node worked well with 7.5Mbps (7,500Kbps) rate. Actual speed test (tunnel through Los Angeles server, I’m in Carlsbad now) yielded ~ 0.4Mbps (400Kbps). Without optimized antenna direction. Will retest when the antenna direction is optimized with San Diego server.
· Everything is done by the AREDN software, just have to configure the setup appropriately.
· Sending and receiving eMails, Browsing the Internet were as transparent as if I was using commercial WAN attached to my LAN.
Overall, I’m excited to learning more and grow with AREDN.
And many thanks again to Andre K6AH and the AREDN team. They’ve done an excellent job so far to say the least.
73' N6BRV Nat S.
The theoretical limit on an AREDN link is 144 Mbps based on the 802.11n RF encoding scheme. The 400 Mbps they describe in the article refers to the user WIFI connection.
Note that the San Diego AREDN backbone network is in the process of being redesigned to be in compliance with recent FCC spectrum changes. Also note that ownership of the backbone has been transferred to Keith, AI6BX, because I am no longer able to service these nodes.