Aiming towards Oscar Grant Plaza

Downtown Oakland Access Point

Aiming towards Oscar Grant Plaza
Aiming towards Oscar Grant Plaza

We spent last Sunday installing a 2.4ghz AP pointing NW towards the street at 1212 Broadway in Downtown Oakland in the Clef offices. They have a 1gbps connection in their 12th story office and they were willing to share, so we set up a Nanostation M2 pointing towards the street in an attempt to create an open AP. The tricky thing about setting up APs is that while our antenna is quite strong and has high gain, the majority of devices that would connect to it are weak and have low gain (mobile, laptops, etc). We’re going to do some monitoring and testing of how usable the signal is on the street, and we may have to do some adjustments and add another antenna. It may be obvious, but one of our members is quite a cable management specialist 🙂

Showing off work
Showing off work
Cable management
Cable management