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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to Nightstick

Re: 4 years late, and nothing to show for it!

said by Nightstick:

The network was slated to cover the entire city.

Right now it barely reaches out of Center City, if you can even find it working there.
So this map is a complete lie? ahhahaah »www.wirelessphiladelphia.org/cov···area.cfm

Nightstick

join:2000-09-21
Philadelphia, PA

said by patcat88:

said by Nightstick:

The network was slated to cover the entire city.

Right now it barely reaches out of Center City, if you can even find it working there.
So this map is a complete lie? ahhahaah »www.wirelessphiladelphia.org/cov···area.cfm
Absolutely!

A WiFi router stapled to a telephone pole is not "coverage."

Sustainable connectivity=coverage. Good luck finding THAT anywhere outside the initial pilot areas.

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1

Are you expecting full building penetration or something? Using a directional antenna at a window and a inside dwelling repeater I would say should be standard procedure. Full building penetration would mean every lightpole or every other lightpole must have an AP. I am going to assume thats what your talking about. Or is there extreme wifi interference (# of APs) that makes its impossible to use even with LOS to the AP? If you can't get a connection with LOS to the AP on the pole, your story is too fishy.

IEEE needs to be put in the stocks for not having transmit power control in WiFi (using minimum amount of power needed to reach client), because they have polluted 2.4ghz so badly in urban/suburban areas.