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Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks by Jack Unger

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Point-to-Point Architecture

The point-to-point architecture is the simplest of all four wireless network architectures. It connects one single point to another single point, as illustrated by Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1. Point-to-Point Architecture

Advantages of Point-to-Point Architecture

The advantages of point-to-point architecture include the following processes that are faster, simpler, and less costly when compared to other wireless network architectures:

  • Antenna selection

  • Line-of-sight (LOS) determination

  • Site surveys

  • Hardware costs

  • Facility costs

  • Installation

  • Testing

  • Support

Antenna Selection

Point-to-point wireless networks should use directional ...

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