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 65 – Picky, Picky

Dumping time or as I like to call it, “what the heck were the engineers drinking when they came up with this”. Then again, it should also read, “business people really need a second opinion when engineers bring something for their approval. Sometimes the chasm between what engineers think is a good idea and the […]

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 64 – Migrate or Migraine, pretty much the same thing

This article is going to be specific to migration from Ubiquiti to Mimosa in one area that is perfect for Mimosa and still has hundreds of Ubiquiti outdoor radios operating. We aren’t abandoning Ubiquiti. We opened up new areas last year with them, hundreds of miles of area coincidentally, right next to our Mimosa 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 […]