Re: Seattle Wireless

From: Chuck Murcko (
Date: Sun Mar 04 2001 - 21:04:26 PST

I imagine you also need a geodetic or phased antenna array and some control logic before you "can select on the fly the space cone you repeat to"? Assuming you have more than one choice.

On Sunday, March 4, 2001, at 09:18 AM, wrote:

> Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > The number of hops before you get out of the local net will be critical to
> > this effort, even if enough people sign up, because the per-node latency is
> > higher than for copper/fiber.
> This is only true for a pure software routing. With a protocol tailored
> towards geodeting routing you can select on the fly the space cone you
> repeat to. It would require a very short FIFO if one at all (header bits
> could select directions as they're consumed, of course you're forced to
> drop the packet or switch to store-and-forward from cut-through if there's
> a lock on that link already).
> Um, any MUC FoRKers around? I'd be interested in becoming a node.

Chuck Murcko
Topsail Group

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