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Is this legal? Don't you need a carrier's license?

As far as we know, yes it's legal, and no we don't need a carrier license.

The devices themselves have what is known as a "class license", meaning that as long as they abide by the rules when they are manufactured, they are deemed to be legal for use in Australia.

2.4Ghz is a unlicensed spectrum band, and we are a non-commercial group. See this ACA questionnaire: External linkhttp://satin.sensation.net.au/aca-carrier-qnaire.jpg

(Text of questionnaire follows.)
   ATTACHMENT B
Carrier licensing questionnaire
Question 1 (Please place a tick against your responses to each question)
Do you own any designated radiocommunication facilities?
Yes No A base station used, or for use, to supply a public O O mobile telecommunications service
A base station that is part of a terrestrial O O radiocommunications customer access network
A fixed radiocommunications link O O
A satellite-based facility O O
If you answered yes to any part of this question, please proceed to the next question. If you answered no to all parts of this question, no further action is required.
Question 2 Yes No Is/are the network unit(s) used to supply carriage O O services to the public?
If you answered yes to this question, please proceed to the next question. If you answered no, no further action is required.
Question 3 Yes No Is/are the network units used for the sole purpose of O O supplying carriage services on a non-commercial basis?
If you answered no to this question, please read below. If you answered yes to this question, no further action is required.
Further action
If you reached Question 3 and answered no to that question then you need to apply for a carrier license or arrange for a licensed carrier to apply for a nominated carrier declaration in relation to the radiocommunication equipment.



Where can I find out more about the law of wireless LANs?

The Australian Communications Authority maintains a lot of info
Visit the following pages from External linkACA website for more information:
External linkhttp://www.aca.gov.au/consumer_info/frequently_asked_questions/wlans.htm
External linkhttp://www.aca.gov.au/consumer_info/fact_sheets/industry_fact_sheets/fsi26.pdf
External linkhttp://www.aca.gov.au/consumer_info/fact_sheets/industry_fact_sheets/fsi29.htm


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