About Rory Conaway

Rory Conaway has been in the IT and Wireless Industries for the past 25 years as an author and consultant. He currently operates a growing WISP operation in Southern Arizona. He consults with investors, manufacturers, and WISPs, and develops financial business models for startups. In addition to writing articles in industry publications such as Mission Critical Magazine, Mr. Conaway also writes the series “Tales from the Towers” that can be found on various such as www.triadwireless.net and www.muniwireless.com. He has also engineered several wireless designs such as S.P.I.R.I.T. and Guerilla Wireless as well as building integrated wireless and video surveillance for airport security, municipal and critical infrastructure, SCADA systems, and hotel/MDU deployments.

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 63 – Growing Pains

I’ve traveled the WISP road for a lot of years. Not as much as some, but more than others. In these travels to far and strange lands, from California (so very strange) to Florida (land of mosquitos that are so big they can dislocate your shoulder when they attack), I’ve met and heard from many […]

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 62 – Ubiquiti versus Mimosa Networks PTP– Battle Royale?

Well, not really a Battle Royale more like a thumb wrestling match. It wasn’t what we wanted but the weather Gods just made it tough to do much more so it at least gives us a foundation to start with. At 112 degrees Fahrenheit outside and the temperatures on the roof and tower being much […]

Tales From the Towers: Chapter 61 – Migration is for the Birds

We’ve talked about migrating from 802.11n to 802.11ac or from one manufacturer to another and all the pains involved with that. Sometimes it goes as smoothly as putting on a bandaid, other times more like ripping it off, taking the scab with it, and then it keeps throbbing for days after. Before I make you […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 60: Who invited you to the party?

WISPs are under attack on multiple fronts. For years, WISPs were content to hide in the hills and valleys in the United States and in the underserved areas around the rest of the world. When the Internet expanded, companies like NetFlix and YouTube, and bandwidth-intensive applications began to push DSL and cable providers to increase […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 59: Migration isn’t just for the birds

I’ve been harping on the importance of making sure that whatever 802.11n radio your network is based on, has to be completely compatible with the 802.11n standard. As a husband, and since I don’t often get a chance to say I’m right to my wife, I’m going to embellish on this one. If you are […]