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Component costs

× Item description Supplier Supplier Stock Code Quantity type Cost
1 Linksys WRT54G BullionIT XX EACH 638
2 IP65 Weatherproof Enclosure BullionIT ENCL-IP65 EACH 95
3 8 dBi Omni MIRO SAG-2408 EACH 485
4 24 dBi Grid MIRO HK-24-GRID EACH 590
5 12 dBi Yagi MIRO PA-12-YAHE EACH 240
6 3m Aluminium mast MIRO AP-38x300 EACH 80
7 Wall bracket Large - 250mm (tripod) MIRO WB-250-15 EACH 39
8 50mm U-bolt MIRO UB-50 EACH 2
9 Coach screw with wall plug MIRO COACH EACH 1.50
10 RP-TNC to N-Type Bulk pigtail MIRO XX EACH 75
11 1.5m RG55 Cable c/w N-Male Webb XX EACH 85



Scenario 1: Indoor USB Wireless solution (100m from nearest neighbour node)

A simple cheap wireless LAN USB device can be bought and the mesh software can then be loaded on the computer. This setup is ideal for short range communication between a desily distrubuted cluster of houses that you find in a town house complex.

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Component costs

× Item description Supplier Supplier Stock Code Quantity type Cost
1 11Mbps Wireless USB Adapter MIRO SL2511UB4 EACH R262.20
TOTAL 262.20


Scenario 2: Outdoor USB Wireless solution (300m from nearest neighbour node)

Using a stick USB WiFi adapter, it is possible to plug a USB cable extender into a computer at one end and the USB WiFi adapter at the other end. The maximum distance allowed on such a USB cable is 5m unless a hub is used in between the devices. The USB adapter can then be mounted inside a tin can to help boost the gain.

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× Item description Supplier Supplier Stock Code Quantity type Cost
1 USB WiFi Stick Adapter - b/g MIRO SUB316 EACH R222.30
2 USB Type A Fem to Type A male 5M Active Extender  ??  ?? EACH R120.00
TOTAL R342.30

Scenario 3: Outdoor Use old PC as dedicated Wireless router (300m from nearest neighbour node)

If you have an old unwanted Pentium lying around in the garage - this is an attractive option to build a low cost outdoor wireless router. You will need to purchase a PCI WiFi card, plug it into the old PC, place the old PC in the roof and then run an RF cable from the PC to an external Antenna.

Scenario 4: Indoor Wireless router (200m from nearest neighbour node)

Scenario 5: Outdoor Wireless router under eaves (3 km from nearest neighbour node)

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