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

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Managing Network Throughput

Network throughput is your most important asset because that is what your customers pay you to deliver to them. The consequences of failing to manage throughput do not show up until your network becomes heavily loaded; then your network throughput deteriorates rapidly. If you are in the WISP business to make a profit, you need to manage your network's throughput; the next few sections help you perform this management function.

Minimizing Lost Throughput

The less network throughput that you lose, the more throughput remains for you to sell. Do your best to lose as little throughput as possible from the following causes:

  • Misunderstanding— Do not confuse bandwidth (the raw data rate on a link) with throughput (the actual ...

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