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List (and description of future illustrations) of examples what is good and what is not good when deploying a new node. They will be made into a comics, in a similar manner to how it is described here. Comics will be one A3 sheet, so probably two columns with 4-5 comics (yes no combination) per column, altogether 8 or 10 examples.

Deploying a node outside

NO: Node without waterproof enclosure. For example, just a simple (like this) router outside and it is raining and there you can see some electric sparks from the router.

YES: Router is in an enclosure suitable for external use. The router is in an enclosure, and router is happily sending the signals out.

When deploying a node outside, have holes on the bottom

NO: Putting an enclosure with cables on the window shelf and cables are going on the top of the enclosure out.

YES: Cables go on the bottom.

Small bundled omni antenna has to be positioned vertically

NO: You have a box on the window shelf and omni antenna (small rounded stick, like this) goes out of it on the side, horizontally.

YES: Antenna goes out on the bottom.

Directing the antenna towards tree or empty space

NO: When putting a panel antenna on a window shelf, you direct it towards the tree. (For example on the left of the view from the window.)

YES: You direct it towards the empty space, park (for example, on the right side of the window view).

It would be probably useful to somehow show that signals are blocked by the tree in the first case. So that the reason why we point toward open space is because signal is not blocked and because there are more people there in general.

Deploy a node on the edge of your house/apartment

NO: You put the node in your living room, basement, somewhere where there are many walls before the signal gets out. (Or it does not even get out.)

YES: You put in on the window shelf, balcony.

Connecting with other nodes

NO: If there is another node close by, node should not be put on a window on an opposite side.

YES: New node is put so that there is a visual line towards the existing node. (You can use the map to find other nodes. So maybe we should draw a map on edge of the illustration or something?)

Installing antennas on dangerous places

NO: Don't install antenna on roof of your house yourself if you aren't professional. It is dangerous and you could fall down. So picture of you falling from a roof.

YES: Find a friend or hire professional who know how to install WiFi antennas on roof tops. So maybe a picture of a professional in an worker/blue uniform secured with a strap or something working on a roof. Some ideas for the look.

Some ideas where to deploy a node

We could have maybe just few illustrations to give ideas where to deploy a node:

  • YES: windows that has view towards busy pedestrian zone, park with people, bus station...
  • NO: window that has a view towards empty field with no people in close proximity...
  • window shelf, inside
  • window shelf, outside (photo)
  • balcony
  • on the building wall (photo)
  • rooftop edge (for flat roofs)
  • rooftop corner (for non-flat roofs)
  • on some high part of the roof, like some tower or something
  • in a bar, next to the doors of the bar, so that it covers outside tables