Implementation of A Long Distance Radio Link using Low-Costhardware
Juan Ochoa Aldeán1, José Cuenca Granda2, Byron Solórzano Castillo3, Julio Romero Sigcho4

1Juan Ochoa Aldeán. Engineer in Electronics and Telecomunicaciones, Quito-Ecuador 2004, Master in Telematic, Cuenca Ecuador 2013, teacher-researcher at the National University of Loja.
2José Cuenca Granda. Engineer in Electro mechanics, Loja 2009, Master in Master Maintenance Engineering Valencia-España 2013, teacherresearcher at the National University of Loja.
3Byron Solórzano Castillo. Engineer in Electro mechanics, Loja 2009, Master in Mechanical Engineering, La Habana-Cuba 2015, teacherresearcher at the National University of Loja.
4Julio Romero Sigcho. Mining Engineer, Loja-Ecuador 2002, Mastern in Environmental Management, Loja-Ecuador 2011, teacher-researcher at the National University of Loja.

Manuscript received on 20 March 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2016 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2016 | PP: 28-30 | Volume-5 Issue-1, March 2016 | Retrieval Number: A1546035116©BEIESP
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Abstract: The long distance links with low-cost hardware have been used to interconnect rural populations in places where incumbents fail, and it is a global initiative for developing countries. This initiative has been promoted by various agenciesas: TIER, ICTP, ESLARED Foundation. This article describes the implementation of a radio link between the Villonaco Hill and the National University of Loja, using the experience gained by various agencies in the development of WiFi-based Long Distancetechniques. WiLD network with links as long as 50-100 km have the potencial to provide connectivity at substantially lower costs than traditional approaches. However, real-world deployments of such networks yield very poor end-toend performance. First, the current 802.11 MAC protocol has fundamental shortcomings when used over long distances. Second, WiLD networks can exhibit high and variable loss characteristics, thereby severely limiting end-to-end throughput. In the implementation was used thewell-known Linksys WRT54G routers, where the factory firmware was replacedfor DD-WRT firmware. We also present the feasibility of the radio link through Radio Mobile Software, and the results using the PING command.
Keywords: WiLD, IEEE 802.11, DD-WRT, Radio Mobile.

Scope of the Article: Low-power design