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  1. 2 points
    lbb

    Date Format Problem in downloaded CSV file

    Sean, Your solution worked! Thank you so much for sorting this mystery. I am in the UK so the date format is the same as for Ireland. Another slice of Excel knowledge gained by me . CA3LE - Yes please - if you can add the site option for the date format that will make it a whole lot easier for those of us on this side of the pond.
  2. 1 point
    Sean

    How does a WISP work?

    The line of sight will depend on the distance from the transmitter. If it's nearby such as within a mile or two, it will may work fine with minor obstructions such as a tree or wall in the path, much like how 5GHz Wi-Fi can still penetrate walls. Most WISPs here operate on 3.6GHz (licenced) or 5GHz (using the 5GHz Wi-Fi band.) If the transmitter is far away such as 10+ miles or operates above 6GHz, it will need clear line of sight of the transmitter. This is a problem the new wideband 5G cells face where anything in line-of-sight blocks the signal, such as going indoors. For example, all the 5G speed test demos are carried out either outdoors or in a cellphone shop that has an indoor 5G node.
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    Sean

    How does a WISP work?

    Here in Ireland WISPs advertise packages anywhere from 4Mbps up to 150Mbps. The price also varies a lot from one WISP to another and most have multiple price tiers according to the ordered speed. So it's hard to say what speed to expect, a bit like asking what kind of speeds do you get on a motorway. Which city? Rush hour? Tollway? etc... it's the same with a WISP. 🙂 As wireless is a shared medium, the actual real world speed varies according to the number of users online on the local mast. For example, with the WISP Imagine that advertises 150Mbps, I've seen people post speed tests anywhere from under 2Mbps to over 100Mbps in the evening, i.e. those lucky to get the high speeds likely have very few subscribers on the local mast, e.g. just recently installed. When an ISP goes live in your area, you'll likely get the best speeds from it in the first few months of it going live. The amount it drops off will depend on how many others in your area join the service. As for the text colour, click this icon in the toolbar and choose 'Automatic': 😉
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