Point 2 Point Wireless Broadband
Last week we visited Arran’s Brodick Castle to install the latest technology in wireless point 2 point networking. But before we could head over on the ferry we had to ensure the new equipment had no teething issues. So a few days before the job was going ahead we set up a test rig within our workshop to iron out any bumps in the new outdoor wireless broadband kit.
We knew this wouldn’t test the range of the antennas but would allow us to get to grips with the software and allow us to monitor for any “drop offs” in service if there was any.
Installation of the Point2Point kit
After all our tests passed, it was off to Arran with our new outdoor WiFi kit. As soon as we arrived we assessed the job and crucially “the line of sight” using our drone.
We installed the wireless transmitter on the castle and the wireless receiver on the temporary portacabins which were just over 50 metres away. Once this was configured, we immediately wanted to test our transmitting speeds as this would be the furthest our antennas had been operating so far. We were happy to see our broadband speed results were exactly the same as the castle was receiving.
Next step was adding a router inside the portacabin to transmit WiFi and allow connection of their network and workstations.
As you can see from the images, the weather was very much on our side with this job for a change. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be on the west coast of Scotland, especially in Arran.