Over the past few days, I have been playing with Alvarion Breeze Access EZ Access Point andSubscriber bridges. These units are based on the 802.11 standard, with modifications to the protocolto deal with polling to client.The Alvarion Breeze Access EZ unit is designed for point to multipoint, last mile delivery, which is part of the Alvarion Breeze Access family of products. The Breeze Access EZ uses OFDM radios,with TDD ability on the 4.9 Ghz to 5.8 Ghz in the unlicensed and licensed frequency ranges. Thelayer 2 networking protocol is based on a modified 802.11a protocol.While using TDD in the 5Ghz spectrum, over the air throughputs of up to 24Mbps (aggregate) can be archived. The Alvarion Breeze EZ is available with radios also support over the air WEP 152encryption ability.For more information, click here for theAlvarion Breeze Access EZ data sheet located at the
2.0 The Equipment
Now it is time to open up the box and have a look at the equipment within. Couple of cable boxes,an Access Unit ODU kit and POE/power supply. Also we had a couple of client side subscriber ODU units with all the bits required.
2.1 Alvarion Breeze Access EZ ODU
The ODU is very simple to connect and only requires two connections. One coaxial cable to hook into the the antenna and on the other end is an RJ45 connection into the POE power supply. ThePOE power supply then loops back into your switch.