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Installing tikona access point on Society Building

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    Default Installing tikona access point on Society Building

    Hi all,

    Some of the residents in our society had subscribed for tikona connection, and were getting signals from one of the access points across the river behind the building. But the signals dropped a lot due to device alignment with the access point.

    Now we are planning to install an access point on our building so that all the wings in our society get the signal and there would be no connectivity drops.

    I had these queries:

    1. Would the access point be of any health hazard to the residents on the top floors? The tikona guy says its safe and we are free to inquire the health certificate's claim using the reference number on the tikona's health certificate. How can we do that?

    2. Does any one here have experience of installing access points on society buildings? Comments/caveats/suggessions are welcome please.

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    I am not sure why you would go to such great lengths to get internet connectivity. Do you not have Bsnl lines there? I am pretty sure you do. Please be sure to check reviews of the ISPs you want to kow about and we do have plenty of Tikona reviews I am sure both good and bad so check them out. I dont have very good knowledge about the health effects of a 2.4 tower so cannot comment on that but I believe its the same thing as your houseold router but the strength may vary so you need to look furthur into that. They will get the line at 5.8 from another tower and end users will be connected using 2.4Ghz waves.
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    There is a reason that we are not going for BSNL. One of the BSNL employee reseides in same building, he says, the cost to dig up wires and provide connection is too high, and there is no way we could get broadband from BSNL.

    Tata indicom has costlier plans, and have usage limits as well. Some of the plans offered by Tikona do not have usage limit (whicih is preferrable for me while working remotely)

    I have had a better experience with Tikona (as long as the signal is strong) since October, for around four months till i started getting ZERO signal. For which they said, better install an access point.

    I know there have been reviews saying Tikona is worst, but we do not have any other option.

    Comment/suggestions?

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    If you dont have any options then go for it.. thats all you can do any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    If you dont have any options then go for it.. thats all you can do any way.

    The only option that i have is Tata Indicom. One of the neighbours is using it and has a good review.
    Seems i should better go for it instead of going through the hassle and maintainance and management of the access point. Obviously it would be an added activity to track, and maintain the traffic of the engineers to the terrace, etc etc..
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    Yes that seems to be a better idea. Nothing is unlimited any way and Tikona is not known for good customer support if things go wrong from what I read in threads on this forum. Not that other companies are but members here have said the nastiest things about Tikona in the past.
    If paying a few hundred rupees extra per month means peace of mind then go for it by all meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Yes that seems to be a better idea. Nothing is unlimited any way and Tikona is not known for good customer support if things go wrong from what I read in threads on this forum. Not that other companies are but members here have said the nastiest things about Tikona in the past.
    If paying a few hundred rupees extra per month means peace of mind then go for it by all meant.
    Tikona offered me 12k for one year lease if I agree to install their booster on my roof. They will pay have a sub meter for electricity and they will pay for units it will consume. It will make my internet expense zero as I spend 1k per month on internet.

    Shall I agree?
    can there be any issue/problems?

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    The fact that your connection will be free of cost is good, but from health point of view it is not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raks View Post
    The fact that your connection will be free of cost is good, but from health point of view it is not good.
    I also thought about health issues..he said he will give govt approved certificate that claims zero radiations. Also if I don't get it installed they will install in my neighbourhood, that will also impact health.

    I am more concerned about maintenance activities, how often they will visit us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashmaan View Post
    I am more concerned about maintenance activities, how often they will visit us.
    Don't worry, with "high levels" of customer satisfactions, they would never come again!! Probably you could resell their equipment in an year or two. Best of luck!

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