Community Solutions

Introduction

Communities seeking to obtain broadband Internet access are still waiting for the promised hookup. Cable, DSL, UMTS 3G and other broadband solutions are slowing in deployment, and are still not available in many areas.

With Xwire infrastructure equipment communities such as cafe chains, hotels, apartment complexes, condos, and towns, can quickly build scalable wireless networks. The network can be connected in one or more points to a wired broadband provider, and share those connections, making the backbone connection very low cost. And, each Xwire community can own and manage its own network community as it sees fit.

Compared to cabling and connecting traditional wireless access points, the Xwire network is extremely low-cost. A large, dense deployment, like the 25 access points installed at the Minneapolis airport, cost around $300,000,most of which was cabling and wired broadband connectivity infrastructure.

How It Works: The Anatomy of A Wireless Community

Each Xwire Router is built with two separate antennas and connected to two separate network interfaces that can be configured to provide any number of network connectivity solutions. An Xwire Router is pre-configured to offer community access on one interface and backbone connectivity on the other interface. Each backbone interface can communicate with one or more other backbone interfaces to reach services.

Whether you are connecting two towns or other Xwire Router routers, an Xwire Xwire Router interface can be configured as a "point to point" connection to join two networks (buildings) or a "one to many" configuration to connect other Xwire Routers to the backbone.

When an Xwire Router Wireless router powers on it immediately creates a community "hot zone" to connect users to the Wireless Internet and then searches for adjacent interfaces, dynamically joins the network, and becomes a backbone router. Optionally other broadband Internet access and services can be plugged into the Xwire Router and advertised to the network community .

Next, network adapters are added to desktops, laptops, and PDAs to connect device to the Wireless Internet.

User then use these devices to register for permission to access to the Wireless Internet based on a community members access policies Does a user have permission to get network access and services from the network? Does access cost money or is it free? How long is the user allowed to use the network? Are user access privileges location and time sensitive?

By using Xwire technology, benefits are realized as:

  • Reduced dependency of traditional wired broadband services
  • Organic growth of network coverage -- use it while you build it
  • Increased the reliability through redundant and highly available routes
  • Reduced deployment costs through simplified and dynamic provisioning
  • Network outages do not cripple the entire network services

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