Difference between revisions of "NEW: Quick getting started guide for setting up an outdoor mesh node"

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| Power over Ethernet Injector (CAT5) - Base - no PSU || MIRO|| 12V-POE || EACH || R90.00 || 1 || R90.00
 
| Power over Ethernet Injector (CAT5) - Base - no PSU || MIRO|| 12V-POE || EACH || R90.00 || 1 || R90.00
 
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| GPS || Establish coordinates of site
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| Signal measurement device || Measure signal strength to establish Antenna gain required
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| >650W Drill || For Drilling holes to mount wall bracket
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| 11mm Masonary drill bit || For Drilling holes to mount wall bracket
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| Duck tape || To secure box on mast
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| Ethernet crimping tool || To build custom ethernet cable length from box to PC in house
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| Size 10 Spanner || For Antenna bracket nuts and U bolt nuts
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| Size 13 Spanner || For Coach screws
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| Flat Screwdriver || To open waterproof enclosure
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| HT Tape  || To seal RF connectors at Box and antenna
 
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| Ladder  || Best to use this instead of pole vaulting onto roof
 
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| 13mm Hole sore  || To drill 13mm hole for N-Type Bulk head and gland for ethernet R15.00
 
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Revision as of 13:52, 8 June 2006

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Shopping list

× Item description Supplier Supplier Stock Code Quantity type Cost Quantity Total
1 1.5m 38mm Aluminium mast MIRO AP-38x150 EACH R40.00 1 R40.00
2 Wall Bracket - Large - 250mm (tripod) MIRO WB-250-15 EACH R45.00 1 R45.00
3 Coach screw with wall plug MIRO COACH EACH R2.00 3 R6.00
4 50mm U Bolt (Mast to Wall Bracket) MIRO UB-50 EACH R3.50 2 R7.00
5 LMR400 Cable (per Meter) - Loss 0.2dB /m MIRO LMR195 METERS R20.00 3 R60.00
6 N-Type (Male) Connector for LMR400 Cable MIRO N(m)-400xxx EACH R50.00 2 R100.00
7 Weather Proof Box ROSS xxx EACH R90 1 R70.00
8 12dBi Yagi Antenna - 2.4GHz MIRO PA-12-YAGE EACH R240 1 R240.00
9 UV Resistant Ethernet cable /m Compucable xxx EACH R2.50 20 R50.00
10 Ethernet connector and jacket Compucable xxx EACH R1.48 2 R2.96
11 Pigtail RP TNC - N FEM Bulkhead WEBB xxx EACH R160.00 1 R160.00
12 No 0 13mm Gland ROSS xxx EACH R15.00 1 R15.00
13 Linksys WRT54GL MIRO LS-WRT54GL EACH R515.00 1 R515.00
14 3.5mm Power Jack ROSS xxx EACH R2.50 1 R2.50
15 Power over Ethernet Injector (CAT5) - Base - no PSU MIRO 12V-POE EACH R90.00 1 R90.00
TOTAL R1403.46
TOTAL R196.48
TOTAL R1599.94


Tools and accessories needed

× Item description Purpose
1 GPS Establish coordinates of site
2 Signal measurement device Measure signal strength to establish Antenna gain required
3 >650W Drill For Drilling holes to mount wall bracket
4 11mm Masonary drill bit For Drilling holes to mount wall bracket
5 Duck tape To secure box on mast
6 Ethernet crimping tool To build custom ethernet cable length from box to PC in house
7 Size 10 Spanner For Antenna bracket nuts and U bolt nuts
8 Size 13 Spanner For Coach screws
9 Flat Screwdriver To open waterproof enclosure
10 HT Tape To seal RF connectors at Box and antenna
11 Ladder Best to use this instead of pole vaulting onto roof
12 13mm Hole sore To drill 13mm hole for N-Type Bulk head and gland for ethernet R15.00