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     4= WiMAX Campus Deployment Call =
     5
     6Monday, December 19, 2011,  3pm - 4pm  [[BR]]
     7
     8== Description ==
     9
     10The projects involved in deploying WiMAX base stations will review their current status and progress towards their Spiral 4 roadmap goals.
     11
     12== Attendees ==
     13
     14  BBN Technologies   Harry Mussman, Manu Gosain [[BR]]
     15
     16  WINLAB  Ivan Seskar [[BR]]
     17
     18  Polytechnic Institute of NYU  Thanasis Korakis [[BR]]
     19
     20  Colorado Dirk Grunwald  [[BR]]
     21
     22  Wisconsin   Derek Meyer [[BR]]
     23
     24== Agenda ==
     25
     261)  GENI WiMAX site frequencies, for Airspan order:  see attached file  [[BR]]
     27
     282)  Consider WiMAX modem orders, including WiMAX USB cards:  see attached file
     29
     303)  Plans at Temple Drexel?
     31
     324)  Can new Airspan base stations increase range beyond that provided by NEC base stations?
     33
     345)  Can we use WiMAX to cover campus, per UMass Dartmouth?
     35
     36 
     37=== GENI WiMAX site frequencies, for Airspan order  ===
     38
     39New or expanded GENI WiMAX base station installations
     40
     41Airspan choices:
     42
     43        2510 Lo:  2496 - 2570 MHz
     44
     45        2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     46
     47        2510 Hi:  2620 - 2690 MHz
     48
     49Each site needs to obtain one or more authorized frequencies in the 2600MHz band:
     50                From an existing Educational Broadband Service license owned by their institution
     51                By applying to the FCC for an experimental license
     52                By negotiatying with Clearwire to "borrow" frequencies
     53               
     54For those sites that expect to operate two or three sectors from one site, you should get two or three frequencies, so that a Mobile Station on the edge between two sectors is able to see and pick one sector or the other.
     55
     56For those sites planning to utilize handover, you should get at least two frequencies.
     57
     58Per Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     59•       Both Ethernet and Fiber connections are available on the Air4GW BS.
     60•       The longest Fiber cable we sell is 100M and I would not recommend longer than that.
     61From Air4G product specifications:
     62
     63                 1.3 Fibre Network Interface
     64                Standard: IEEE802.3z
     65                Interface Speed: 1000Base-SX for short range
     66                Communication Mode: Multi Mode
     67                Connector LC
     68
     69                1.4 Ethernet Ports
     70                Standard: IEEE802.3
     71                Interface Speed: 100Base-Tx
     72                Communication Mode: Full Duplex
     73                Fibre and Cable: UTP category 5 or 5E
     74                Connector: RJ45 Socket
     75
     76You may choose the fiber Ethernet interface for easier remote connections, and to reduce concerns about lightning surges entering your server room.     
     77If so, you will need:   
     78                Two short 2m fiber pigtails, to connect from the LC connectors on the base station to a more-standard ODC connector;  these will be included in each base station order to Airspan
     79Also, you will need to order:   
     80                Up to 100m twin-fiber multi-mode cable (orange), with ODC connectors  (need additional details)
     81                Fiber interface with ODC connector for your Ethernet switch  (need additional details)
     82
     831)  Site:  Clemson (1843)  KC Wang
     84        Number of base stations:  3
     85        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  interested in fiber
     86
     87        Handover:  Yes
     88        No of frequencies:  2
     89
     90        Source of frequencies:  allocation from Clearwire and Digital Bridge
     91        Frequencies:  "spectrum in the lower band segment, specifically channels A1-3 and B1-B3 (EBS call signs WHR481 and WHN712, both licensed to SCETV) which encompass WiMax channels W1, W2 and W3."
     92
     93        Airspan choice:  3x  2510 Lo:  2496 - 2570 MHz
     94
     95
     962)  Site:  Michigan (1858)  Morley Mao
     97        Number of base stations:  1
     98        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  copper
     99
     100        Handover:  No
     101        No of frequencies:  1
     102
     103        Source of frequencies:  allocation from Clearwire  (waiting for final paperwork)
     104        Frequencies:  " WiMax channel 1, 2502 to 2512MHz."
     105
     106        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Lo:  2496 - 2570 MHz
     107
     108
     109
     1103)  Site:  Wisconsin (1866)  Suman Banerjee, Derek Meyer
     111        Number of base stations:  add 1  (likely to the city/county building)
     112        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  copper
     113
     114        Handover:  Yes
     115        No of frequencies:  adding 3rd for Airspan
     116
     117        Source of frequencies:  experimental licenses
     118        Frequencies:  current:  2549.5 and 2590;   adding: 2573 (+-5) MHz for Airspan
     119
     120        Airspan choice:  1x     2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     121
     122
     1234a)  Site:  Rutgers (1887)  Ivan Seskar
     124        Number of base stations:  add 1
     125        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  copper
     126
     127        Handover:  Yes
     128        No of frequencies:  currently 2
     129
     130        Source of frequencies:  experimental license
     131        Frequencies:  " 2610 (+-5) MHz."
     132
     133        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     134
     135
     1364b)  Site:  UCLA (1887)  Giovanni Pau
     137        Number of base stations:  add 1
     138        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  ??
     139
     140        Handover:  ??
     141        No of frequencies:  ??
     142
     143        Source of frequencies:  experimental license??
     144        Frequencies:  " 2572 (+-5) MHz."
     145
     146        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     147
     148
     1495)  Site:  Wayne State (1887)  Hongwei Zhang
     150        Number of base stations:  3
     151        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  ??
     152
     153        Handover:  Yes
     154        No of frequencies:  up to 2
     155
     156        Source of frequencies:  allocation from Clearwire, still under negotiation;  considering alternate sites;  Clearwire currently uses high band, but is redesigning thier paln in Detroit due to interference with Canada;  will not be able to get frequencies from Clearwire until their new plan is complete.
     157        Frequencies:  ??
     158
     159        Airspan choice:  3x  ??
     160
     161
     162To summarize current view of Airspan order:
     163
     164        4x   2510 Lo:  2496 - 2570 MHz
     165
     166        3x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     167
     168        0x  2510 Hi:  2620 - 2690 MHz
     169
     170        3x  unknown, until Wayne State is known
     171
     172        Plan to order:  from WINLAB, by end of 2011
     173       
     174       
     175Additional sites, and separate orders:
     176
     177
     1786a)  Site:  Temple (18xx)  Jie Wu, Shan Lin
     179        Number of base stations:  1
     180        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  fiber
     181
     182        Handover:  Yes
     183        No of frequencies:  2
     184
     185        Source of frequencies:  Experimental license;  measured spectrum currently occupied
     186        Frequencies:  2580 (+-5) MHz
     187
     188        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     189       
     190        Plan to order:  when?  need sample quote, and Airspan contact
     191
     1926b)  Site:  Drexel (18xx)  Kapil R. Dandekar, Jeff Wildman
     193        Number of base stations:  ??
     194        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  ??
     195
     196        Handover:  Yes
     197        No of frequencies:  1
     198
     199        Source of frequencies:  experimental license;  measured spectrum currently occupied
     200        Frequencies:  ??
     201
     202        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     203
     204        Plan to order:  when?  need sample quote, and Airspan contact
     205               
     206               
     2077)  Site:  BBN (17xx)  Harry Mussman, Manu Gosain
     208        Number of base stations:  add/replace 1
     209        Ethernet connection, copper or fiber:  ??
     210
     211        Handover:  No
     212        No of frequencies:  1
     213
     214        Source of frequencies:  experimental license
     215        Frequencies:  " 2590 (+-5) MHz."
     216
     217        Airspan choice:  1x  2510 Mid:  2560 - 2630 MHz
     218
     219        Plan to order:  when?  need sample quote, and Airspan contact[[BR]]
     220
     221=== WiMAX modem orders  ===
     222
     223Possible new WiMAX modems for use in Spiral 4:
     224
     2251)  Teltonika modems:
     226
     2271a)  UM62x1  USB WiMAX dongles, per your measurements and pending order, $33-55
     228From Derek Meyer:
     229        I made a wiki page for all to view regarding the USB devices:   http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/WIMXUWI/TeltonikaUM62x1
     230        "Just worked", happy with them.
     231        Good RSSI, comparable to Intel 6250 inside laptop
     232        Teltonika would customize them
     233        Mimo
     234        Same chipset as the HTC EVO handset
     235
     236
     237How To's
     238
     239Linux
     240        Device will look like a cdrom
     241        eject
     242        Can use:
     243        wget --http-user admin --http-password admin -qO - http://192.168.0.1/cgi/cli?[command]
     244        See data collection below for how to find a list of commands.
     245
     246Embedded Linux
     247        Verified working with Openwrt on Routerstation Pro.
     248        TODO: Complete kernel module list. Kernel has to be compiled with cdc_ether, scsi cdrom
     249        If using Openwrt, compile busybox with eject command or dmesg to find out what the device shows up as:
     250                opkg update
     251                        opkg install sdparm
     252                        sdparm --command=eject /dev/sg? 
     253                        Then use the above Linux tutorial.
     254
     255Windows
     256        Verified working in Windows 7 64-bit
     257        Did not test without installing Teltonika software
     258        Install software when prompted to.
     259
     260Mac OS
     261        Verified working under Lion
     262
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     264
     265Settings
     266After the device is set up, the USB device will appear as a wired Ethernet device with the, dhcp release, IP address of 192.168.0.x.
     267
     2681. Favorite browser ==> 192.168.0.1
     269        The default username for the administrative interface that we will be using is:
     270        Username: admin
     271        Password: admin
     272
     2732. Configure Wimax
     274        Click on WiMAX tab
     275        Click on Channels sub-tab
     276        Add your base station(s) information
     277
     2783. Verify connectivity
     279        Note that your settings are stored on the device, so this will only have to be done once for each device.
     280
     281Data collection & Misc
     282        One tab I would like to point out is the CLI (command line interface) that you can run several commands to collect all kinds of information.
     283        A list of commands can be viewed with the help command.
     284        Question:  Can we modify the firmware?
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     288       
     2891b)  RUT425 WiMAX router;  per their website, this looks like it might be very good for vehicular applications
     290Derek Meyer:
     291    No experience yet
     292        Will order 2 for testing
     293
     294
     295                               
     296                               
     297                               
     2982)  Airspan modems:
     299From Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     300    All CPE’s support Windows (USB, IDU’s ODU’s) and we are checking with PLM to see if they support Linux, Open Source.
     301               
     3022a)  MiMAX-USB-V15-260 user device  (indoor)  $120;  Ivan intends to purchase x2 per base station
     303From Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     304        MiMAX-USB-V15-260 user device  (indoor) - USB Device:
     305        •       Plug into lap top device.
     306        •       Designed to support both Outdoor and indoor signal.
     307        •       Supports Windows and we are checking with PLM to see if they support Linux, Open Source.
     308
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     310
     3112b)  M-Pro-B-V95-260-I-US user device  (outdoor and indoor)  $472;  Ivan intends to purchase a few
     312From Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     313        Pro-B-V95-260-I – Outdoor Device:
     314        •       This is an Outdoor CPE that includes an indoor WiFI router and VOIP Ports.
     315        •       The Manufacturer of these ODU’s is currently working on a new Version and we have not received the new version yet and I don’t have a timeline from them on when they would be available.
     316        Question:  Could this be used on a vehicle?
     317
     3182c)  M-PRO-V72-260I-US
     319From Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     320        *I recommend the ProV Outdoor unit – MiMAX-Pro V Series 2.5-2.7GHz TDD  PN M-PRO-V72-260I-US:
     321        •       I have attached the product specs for these and they are excellent.
     322        •       They do provide outdoor coverage only.
     323        Question:  Could this be used on a vehicle?
     324
     3252d)  M-EASY-V35-260I-US  $187;  Ivan intends to purchase a few
     326        From Gregg Tome on 12/14/11:
     327        M-EASY-V35-260I-US – Indoor Device:
     328        •       Indoor device that sits on a desk.
     329        •       Connects via Ethernet.
     330        •       Supports Windows and we are checking to see if it supports Linux, Open Source.[[BR]]