In the very early days we purchased (4) B5c and (2) B5 units - back when the B5c’s were around $899 a piece - so we sunk a bit of money into them that’s never really paid off. At the moment all these units are collecting dust on the shelves because we could never get them to work well for us. Now before anyone goes down “this road”, we even had someone from Mimosa fly out to our location and see if they could help resolve things and it was a no go. It was the early days and our particular use case just wasn’t a good fit.
We’ve been holding on to the equipment always keeping in the back of our mind that we’d have a way to give things another short and we think we might have one.
We’re installing a 1 Gbps fiber connection and throwing up a roof top tower on a 2 story building in a small rural town and have a 3.8 mile (6.12 km) link to a remote tower site. The building and first 1/6 of the link is over a business/dense residential neighborhood wile the rest is essentially farmland.
We have not done a spectrum analysis of the area yet,however, our question is whether or not the B5 units we have should be expected to serve 1 Gbps over that distance in DFS (planning for lowest power spectrum)?