wireless connection

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Wed Jun 7 09:18:07 MDT 2006

On Jun 7, 2006, at 7:40 AM, Dave Smith wrote:

> It's probably not a modem, but it may be encoding the bits with  
> some kind of forward error correction before flashing the laser. I  
> imagine it speaks Frame Relay or something and translates the  
> Ethernet frames to a synchronous protocol like DS3. Maybe it  
> multiplexes the signal into a DS3 with you and several other Utopia  
> users. Whatever the case, it is most likely not a modem.
> --Dave

 From this diagram: http://www.utopianet.org/technology/layers.htm
it seems that it's 100Mbps ethernet before it hits the house, so the  
box would be some sort of ethernet bridge to change media from fiber  
to UTP.  If they run Sonet at all, it's not what's going up to the  


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