Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett

Games.


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- Original Message - 
From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question



We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with 
less

than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

We haven't had driver problems.

We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but perhaps
50% more.

The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was, 
in
XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense 
but

drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
calling support.

The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks 
with

a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
people mad at Microsoft.

Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order 
XP/PRO

(at a small cost).

It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new 
PCs.


It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been more
and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and 
aggressively

help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

. . . J o n a t h a n



-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Travis Johnson
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Hi,

Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

Travis
Microserv

Mike Hammett wrote:

Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


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Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question




In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

dreaded  MS Vista


Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a learning
curve with so many changes from the earlier versions.  Vista is here
to stay and you  should be learning it-not going backwards.


Walter W.  Stumpf Jr.
Xanadu Group Inc.
179 Statesville Quarry Road
Lafayette NJ  07848-3128 USA
973-702-3899
fax  775-667-1995




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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Jeff Broadwick
Is it still possible to buy a new computer and use XP? 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Games.


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- Original Message -
From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question


 We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

 We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
 definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

 The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with 
 less
 than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
 unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

 We haven't had driver problems.

 We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but perhaps
 50% more.

 The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was, 
 in
 XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense 
 but
 drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

 The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
 fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
 the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
 calling support.

 The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks 
 with
 a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
 people mad at Microsoft.

 Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order 
 XP/PRO
 (at a small cost).

 It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
 Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new 
 PCs.

 It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

 It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been more
 and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
 problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and 
 aggressively
 help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
 fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
 Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

 . . . J o n a t h a n



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Travis Johnson
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

 Hi,

 Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
 running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

 Travis
 Microserv

 Mike Hammett wrote:
 Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
 but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
 I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
 itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
 software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
 fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com


 - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:57 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question



 In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 dreaded  MS Vista


 Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
 time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate Version,
 without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a learning
 curve with so many changes from the earlier versions.  Vista is here
 to stay and you  should be learning it-not going backwards.


 Walter W.  Stumpf Jr.
 Xanadu Group Inc.
 179 Statesville Quarry Road
 Lafayette NJ  07848-3128 USA
 973-702-3899
 fax  775-667-1995




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[WISPA] Hotspot APs

2007-12-10 Thread Patrick Shoemaker
I'm looking for input on a good 802.11 AP to use for public hotspots. 
These hotspots will be free to use for web browsing in restaurants. 
Looking for something simple and inexpensive that just works. Don't want 
to have to worry about rebooting the thing every few weeks when it locks 
up. I also don't need any fancy captive portal pages or logins, but some 
sort of feature to block MAC addresses that stay registered over a 
certain period of time would be nice- it would be good to discourage 
constant freeloading by nearby residents or businesses. Ideas?



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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Bob Moldashel
Purchased an HP laptop at BestBuy yesterday for $599 that was $899  
just 60 days ago.


Now is the time for deals,  Also purchased a $399 Compaq for one of  
my field guys. Simple and disposable as far as I am concerned.


-B-
On Dec 9, 2007, at 11:41 PM, D. Ryan Spott wrote:


$1000.00 You need to get out more! :)

Easy.

ryan


On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:32 PM, Travis Johnson wrote:

Now we aren't comparing Apples to Oranges (literally). A new HP  
laptop that is decent is $600 at Best Buy. The same performance  
out of a Mac laptop is $1,400.


Travis
Microserv

D. Ryan Spott wrote:

Mac OS.

ryan


On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:04 PM, Travis Johnson wrote:


Hi,

My two daughters both have laptops. They both play Sims2 with  
all the expansion packs. Will that run on Ubuntu? What about  
Roller Coaster Tycoon? What about iTunes for their iPods?


Trust me, I would _love_ to be done with Microsoft and  
Windows... but there is no way to do it at this point (at least  
that I can see).


Travis
Microserv

Steve wrote:


Ubuntu Linux is great for a family computer.  The install is  
easier than

window, you won't have the headaches of endless virus and spyware
removal issues. it is just as easy to learn as M$ windoze and  
you will

find that in the end you  are ahead of the game.
Anyone who fears linux for the novice user hasn't experienced
ubuntu/kubuntu.
I have encouraged quite a few budding computer users to make  
the switch

to ubuntu and they have abandoned windoze and aren't looking back.
Soon more people will be wondering why we have to pay tax to M$  
on every

computer we buy.
:-)
Steve

--


Travis Johnson wrote:


Jeff,

A family computer should still be Windows. Too many programs  
your

family will want to run will require Windows. It's not worth the
headaches of a Linux box for family use.

Travis
Microserv

Jeff Broadwick wrote:


Hi Butch,

I'm getting close to a decision on a new computer for my  
family.  What Linux

desk-top would be best at this point?

Jeff

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Behalf Of Butch Evans
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 3:16 PM
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On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for  
a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate  
Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a  
learning

curve with so many changes rom the earlier versions.
Vista is here to stay and you should be learning t-not going  
backwards.



I agree with the learning and not going  
backwardsInstall Linux and get

started with the learning curve.

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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread WWS2
FYI-Vista SP1 Beta is available now, I have loaded it on this laptop and  
another PC.



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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Anthony Will
Dell and HP still sell XP.  They are big enough to make Microsoft bend 
on the Vista release issues.  We only have this month left though as far 
as I can tell.  My bet is if SP1 doesn't resolve most of the issues with 
Vista that Dell and the like will continue to pressure MS for a XP 
solution.  This being mostly for business workstations. 


http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,130657-c,xp/article.html
http://www.osnews.com/story.php/17733/Dell-Resumes-Windows-XP-Sales-MS-To-Sell-Software-for-Cheap/

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Jeff Broadwick wrote:
Is it still possible to buy a new computer and use XP? 


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Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:23 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Games.


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Mike Hammett
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http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message -
From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question


  

We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with 
less

than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

We haven't had driver problems.

We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but perhaps
50% more.

The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was, 
in
XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense 
but

drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
calling support.

The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks 
with

a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
people mad at Microsoft.

Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order 
XP/PRO

(at a small cost).

It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new 
PCs.


It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been more
and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and 
aggressively

help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

. . . J o n a t h a n



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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Travis Johnson
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Hi,

Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

Travis
Microserv

Mike Hammett wrote:


Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question


  

In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

dreaded  MS Vista


Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a learning
curve with so many changes from the earlier versions.  Vista is here
to stay and you  should be learning it-not going backwards.


Walter W.  Stumpf Jr.
Xanadu Group Inc.
179 Statesville Quarry Road
Lafayette NJ  07848-3128 USA
973-702-3899
fax  775-667-1995




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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett

Yes, you can do so with Dell.  I just received an ad from them about one.


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- Original Message - 
From: Jeff Broadwick [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:01 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question



Is it still possible to buy a new computer and use XP?

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Games.


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Intelligent Computing Solutions
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- Original Message -
From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question



We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with
less
than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

We haven't had driver problems.

We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but 
perhaps

50% more.

The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was,
in
XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense
but
drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
calling support.

The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks
with
a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
people mad at Microsoft.

Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order
XP/PRO
(at a small cost).

It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new
PCs.

It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been 
more

and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and
aggressively
help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

. . . J o n a t h a n



-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Travis Johnson
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

Hi,

Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

Travis
Microserv

Mike Hammett wrote:

Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question




In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

dreaded  MS Vista


Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a learning
curve with so many changes from the earlier versions.  Vista is here
to stay and you  should be learning it-not going backwards.


Walter W.  Stumpf Jr.
Xanadu Group Inc.
179 Statesville Quarry Road
Lafayette NJ  07848-3128 USA
973-702-3899
fax  775-667-1995




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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett

I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.


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- Original Message - 
From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear from 
BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done pretty cheap 
in roughly 5 days.


Thoughts?




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Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

Hello Cameron,

As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear and 
not
committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will 
actually

be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look at the
Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware than 
the

VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds true;
you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz and if
you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is perfect for
your 20 mile link.

BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz 
routers
was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing data 
heavily

in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need to have
happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

Best,


Brad


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of ralph
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a couple
of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double it- I 
was

in a hurry.




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit radio.)
We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The link is
about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need for the
upgrade that is about 20 miles.

Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm sure many
of you have not even dented this number.

I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost 40,000
compared to trango at around 10,000.

Thanks,

I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum to put
it

-Cameron





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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Travis Johnson

Hi,

The least expensive MacBook on Apple's site is $1,099... and that's only 
a 13.3 screen. The HP's I purchased a couple months ago have 15.4 
screens... they were $600 each brand new.


The MacBook Pro (15 screen) starts at $1,999.

Travis
Microserv

D. Ryan Spott wrote:

$1000.00 You need to get out more! :)

Easy.

ryan


On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:32 PM, Travis Johnson wrote:

Now we aren't comparing Apples to Oranges (literally). A new HP 
laptop that is decent is $600 at Best Buy. The same performance out 
of a Mac laptop is $1,400.


Travis
Microserv

D. Ryan Spott wrote:

Mac OS.

ryan


On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:04 PM, Travis Johnson wrote:


Hi,

My two daughters both have laptops. They both play Sims2 with all 
the expansion packs. Will that run on Ubuntu? What about Roller 
Coaster Tycoon? What about iTunes for their iPods?


Trust me, I would _love_ to be done with Microsoft and Windows... 
but there is no way to do it at this point (at least that I can see).


Travis
Microserv

Steve wrote:


Ubuntu Linux is great for a family computer.  The install is 
easier than

window, you won't have the headaches of endless virus and spyware
removal issues. it is just as easy to learn as M$ windoze and you 
will

find that in the end you  are ahead of the game.
Anyone who fears linux for the novice user hasn't experienced
ubuntu/kubuntu.
I have encouraged quite a few budding computer users to make the 
switch

to ubuntu and they have abandoned windoze and aren't looking back.
Soon more people will be wondering why we have to pay tax to M$ on 
every

computer we buy.
:-)
Steve

--


Travis Johnson wrote:


Jeff,

A family computer should still be Windows. Too many programs your
family will want to run will require Windows. It's not worth the
headaches of a Linux box for family use.

Travis
Microserv

Jeff Broadwick wrote:


Hi Butch,

I'm getting close to a decision on a new computer for my 
family.  What Linux

desk-top would be best at this point?

Jeff

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Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate 
Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a 
learning

curve with so many changes rom the earlier versions.
Vista is here to stay and you should be learning t-not going 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotspot APs

2007-12-10 Thread Jeromie Reeves
If they had not dried up, Buffalo units with openwrt/ddwrt and a
pptp/pppoe tunnel back to a mikrotik. There are a number of other
compatible units. I wold sugest anything that will let you do a tunnel
back to a central hotspot. You can have MT only allow them X time
and/or Y bits.

On 12/10/07, Patrick Shoemaker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'm looking for input on a good 802.11 AP to use for public hotspots.
 These hotspots will be free to use for web browsing in restaurants.
 Looking for something simple and inexpensive that just works. Don't want
 to have to worry about rebooting the thing every few weeks when it locks
 up. I also don't need any fancy captive portal pages or logins, but some
 sort of feature to block MAC addresses that stay registered over a
 certain period of time would be nice- it would be good to discourage
 constant freeloading by nearby residents or businesses. Ideas?


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RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Jake VanDewater
Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear from 
BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done pretty cheap in 
roughly 5 days.

Thoughts?



 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600
 
 Hello Cameron,
 
 As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear and not
 committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will actually
 be able to produce across Alvarion gear.
 
 If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look at the
 Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware than the
 VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds true;
 you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz and if
 you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is perfect for
 your 20 mile link.
 
 BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz routers
 was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing data heavily
 in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need to have
 happen on a critical backhaul.  grin
 
 Best,
 
 
 Brad
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of ralph
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
 Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a couple
 of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
 I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double it- I was
 in a hurry.
 
 
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
 Hello all,
 
 I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
 Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
 only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit radio.)
 We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
 45, etc..
 
 We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The link is
 about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need for the
 upgrade that is about 20 miles.
 
 Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
 impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.
 
 I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
 throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
 this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm sure many
 of you have not even dented this number.
 
 I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
 packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost 40,000
 compared to trango at around 10,000.
 
 Thanks,
 
 I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum to put
 it
 
 -Cameron
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Marty Dougherty

Yes.. That would be easy.

This message was sent from my Iphone


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On Dec 10, 2007, at 8:49 AM, Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED]  
wrote:


Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear  
from BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done  
pretty cheap in roughly 5 days.


Thoughts?




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

Hello Cameron,

As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear  
and not
committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will  
actually

be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look  
at the
Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware  
than the
VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds  
true;
you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz  
and if
you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is  
perfect for

your 20 mile link.

BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz  
routers
was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing  
data heavily
in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need  
to have

happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

Best,


Brad


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Behalf Of ralph
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a  
couple

of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double  
it- I was

in a hurry.




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this  
link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit  
radio.)
We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango  
Link

45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The  
link is
about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need  
for the

upgrade that is about 20 miles.

Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm  
sure many

of you have not even dented this number.

I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost  
40,000

compared to trango at around 10,000.

Thanks,

I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum  
to put

it

-Cameron



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RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Brad Belton
Yes and yes they handle the license.  Not sue if it was five days on the
license for us, but if they are telling you five days then I'd believe it.
The beamwidths are so tight on these links that the chances of you receiving
or causing interference is almost nil.

Best,


Brad
 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Jake VanDewater
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear from
BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done pretty cheap
in roughly 5 days.

Thoughts?



 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600
 
 Hello Cameron,
 
 As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear and
not
 committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will
actually
 be able to produce across Alvarion gear.
 
 If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look at the
 Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware than
the
 VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds true;
 you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz and if
 you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is perfect for
 your 20 mile link.
 
 BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz
routers
 was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing data
heavily
 in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need to have
 happen on a critical backhaul.  grin
 
 Best,
 
 
 Brad
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of ralph
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
 Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a couple
 of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
 I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double it- I
was
 in a hurry.
 
 
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
 Hello all,
 
 I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
 Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
 only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit radio.)
 We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
 45, etc..
 
 We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The link is
 about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need for the
 upgrade that is about 20 miles.
 
 Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
 impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.
 
 I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
 throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
 this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm sure many
 of you have not even dented this number.
 
 I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
 packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost 40,000
 compared to trango at around 10,000.
 
 Thanks,
 
 I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum to put
 it
 
 -Cameron
 
 
 


 
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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Cowan

Hi Cameron,

You should be able to see 35MB from a VL-AU running version 4.x 
frimware.  32MB if running 3.x.  It is not shaped by direction at the 
factory, you set up/down limits in the SU, or set it to wide open and 
then you shpould be able to utilize full rate up or download.


The B100s are seeing actual 70-75MB (TCP/UDP) and are also not 
limited to direction and speed.  And the unit is good for 80K packets 
per second.


Mike



At 11:11 PM 12/9/2007, you wrote:

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit radio.)
We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The link is
about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need for the
upgrade that is about 20 miles.

Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm sure many
of you have not even dented this number.

I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost 40,000
compared to trango at around 10,000.

Thanks,

I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum to put
it

-Cameron



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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Scottie Arnett
For the ones that can't do it themselves, do you not have pc shops that still 
build white box solutions around you? They are more expensive, but you get it 
like Burger King, Have it your way!

We are also a pc shop, and I can load windows 95 on it for you if I can still 
find a place to buy it for you.

SHHH! but here is a little secret: 
http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005512.html 

I have Heard that you can do it for any version of Vista.

HTH.


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Date:  Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:59:28 -0600

Dell and HP still sell XP.  They are big enough to make Microsoft bend 
on the Vista release issues.  We only have this month left though as far 
as I can tell.  My bet is if SP1 doesn't resolve most of the issues with 
Vista that Dell and the like will continue to pressure MS for a XP 
solution.  This being mostly for business workstations. 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,130657-c,xp/article.html
http://www.osnews.com/story.php/17733/Dell-Resumes-Windows-XP-Sales-MS-To-Sell-Software-for-Cheap/

Anthony Will
Broadband Corp.
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Jeff Broadwick wrote:
 Is it still possible to buy a new computer and use XP? 

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Mike Hammett
 Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:23 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

 Games.


 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com


 - Original Message -
 From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:38 PM
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question


   
 We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

 We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
 definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

 The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with 
 less
 than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
 unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

 We haven't had driver problems.

 We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but perhaps
 50% more.

 The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was, 
 in
 XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense 
 but
 drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

 The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
 fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
 the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
 calling support.

 The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks 
 with
 a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
 people mad at Microsoft.

 Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order 
 XP/PRO
 (at a small cost).

 It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
 Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new 
 PCs.

 It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

 It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been more
 and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
 problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and 
 aggressively
 help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
 fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
 Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

 . . . J o n a t h a n



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 Behalf Of Travis Johnson
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

 Hi,

 Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
 running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

 Travis
 Microserv

 Mike Hammett wrote:
 
 Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
 but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
 I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
 itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
 software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
 fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com


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 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:57 AM
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 In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 dreaded  MS Vista


 Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
 time, starting with the Beta Version-now 

Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Marty Dougherty

I agree...

This message was sent from my Iphone


Marty Dougherty
CEO
Roadstar Internet Inc.
703-554-6620 (office)
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On Dec 10, 2007, at 10:25 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
il.net wrote:



I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message - From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED] 


To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear  
from BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done  
pretty cheap in roughly 5 days.


Thoughts?




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

Hello Cameron,

As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear  
and not
committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will  
actually

be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look  
at the
Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware  
than the
VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds  
true;
you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz  
and if
you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is  
perfect for

your 20 mile link.

BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz  
routers
was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing  
data heavily
in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need  
to have

happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

Best,


Brad


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Behalf Of ralph
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a  
couple

of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double  
it- I was

in a hurry.




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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this  
link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit  
radio.)
We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango  
Link

45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The  
link is
about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need  
for the

upgrade that is about 20 miles.

Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm  
sure many

of you have not even dented this number.

I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost  
40,000

compared to trango at around 10,000.

Thanks,

I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum  
to put

it

-Cameron



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[WISPA] MT v3.RC12! NOTICE

2007-12-10 Thread Dennis Burgess
Just a FYI For everyone!

 

Warning, v3rc12 has an error when upgrading the x86 version.

There are no know issues for v3rc12 when upgrading RouterBOARDS.

Please wait for for v3rc13.

 

 

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RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Jake VanDewater

Does anyone have a standard link budget calculator they would recommend?




 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:15:59 -0500
 CC: wireless@wispa.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 I agree...
 
 This message was sent from my Iphone
 
 
 Marty Dougherty
 CEO
 Roadstar Internet Inc.
 703-554-6620 (office)
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 On Dec 10, 2007, at 10:25 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 il.net wrote:
 
  I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.
 
 
  -
  Mike Hammett
  Intelligent Computing Solutions
  http://www.ics-il.com
 
 
  - Original Message - From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  
  To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
  Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
  Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
 
  Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear  
  from BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done  
  pretty cheap in roughly 5 days.
 
  Thoughts?
 
 
 
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: wireless@wispa.org
  Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
  Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600
 
  Hello Cameron,
 
  As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear  
  and not
  committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will  
  actually
  be able to produce across Alvarion gear.
 
  If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look  
  at the
  Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware  
  than the
  VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds  
  true;
  you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz  
  and if
  you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is  
  perfect for
  your 20 mile link.
 
  BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz  
  routers
  was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing  
  data heavily
  in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need  
  to have
  happen on a critical backhaul.  grin
 
  Best,
 
 
  Brad
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
  Behalf Of ralph
  Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
  To: 'WISPA General List'
  Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
  Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a  
  couple
  of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
  I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double  
  it- I was
  in a hurry.
 
 
 
 
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  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
  Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
  To: wireless@wispa.org
  Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 
  Hello all,
 
  I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
  Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this  
  link is
  only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit  
  radio.)
  We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango  
  Link
  45, etc..
 
  We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The  
  link is
  about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need  
  for the
  upgrade that is about 20 miles.
 
  Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
  impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.
 
  I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
  throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
  this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm  
  sure many
  of you have not even dented this number.
 
  I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
  packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost  
  40,000
  compared to trango at around 10,000.
 
  Thanks,
 
  I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum  
  to put
  it
 
  -Cameron
 
 
 
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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, Jeff Broadwick wrote:

I'm getting close to a decision on a new computer for my family. 
What Linux desk-top would be best at this point?


I have not used it extensively, but there are a number of users of 
Ubuntu.  The large user base means good support on forums and 
mailing lists.  Many recommend Kubuntu, but I am personally not a 
fan of KDE.  KDE is a very easy to use system, though, because it is 
very similar in look and feel to Windows.


Personally, I am using Fedora, which installs by default both Gnome 
and KDE.


For a family computer, I'd go with Ubuntu/Kubuntu.  For a geek 
computer, Fedora would be good.  Either one will require a bit of 
time to get working with some things, but the end result is a good 
experience.


--
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573-276-2879
http://www.butchevans.com/
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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs 
written for it, they would be of benefit or offer a little 
competition to MicroSoft But when it is barely into the 
hundreds, it is easy to have it work so easily.


What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use 
thousands of programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs 
you use, I can almost certainly give you a list of programs for 
Linux that will accomplish what you are looking for.


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Re: [WISPA] Hotspot APs

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Patrick Shoemaker wrote:

I'm looking for input on a good 802.11 AP to use for public 
hotspots. These hotspots will be free to use for web browsing in 
restaurants. Looking for something simple and inexpensive that just 
works. Don't want to have to worry about rebooting the thing every 
few weeks when it locks up. I also don't need any fancy captive 
portal pages or logins, but some sort of feature to block MAC 
addresses that stay registered over a certain period of time would 
be nice- it would be good to discourage constant freeloading by 
nearby residents or businesses. Ideas?


Mikrotik can do this.  Not sure what you mean by inexpensive, but 
you can get a RB133 with a radio card, indoor case and power supply 
for about $150ish.  You can use the trial user feature of the 
hotspot to allow no more than a predetermined amount of time per 
day.


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Travis Johnson

Adobe Photoshop
Scansoft Paperport
Quickbooks
iTunes (for my iPhone)
Streets and Trips 2008
Radio Mobile
Quark Xpress
Visio

thanks,

Travis
Microserv

Butch Evans wrote:

On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs written 
for it, they would be of benefit or offer a little competition to 
MicroSoft But when it is barely into the hundreds, it is easy to 
have it work so easily.


What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use 
thousands of programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs you 
use, I can almost certainly give you a list of programs for Linux that 
will accomplish what you are looking for.






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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Dylan Oliver
This is getting a little further astray, but what makes you think that
Fedora is geekier than Ubuntu? The ladies tell me I'm pretty geeky, but I
run Ubuntu and now you're stepping on my . Can we please agree that
there is nothing inherently more geeky about one distro vs another - though
Ubuntu happens to be used by more non-geeks than Fedora?

g :)

On Dec 10, 2007 11:46 AM, Butch Evans [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 For a family computer, I'd go with Ubuntu/Kubuntu.  For a geek
 computer, Fedora would be good.  Either one will require a bit of
 time to get working with some things, but the end result is a good
 experience.


-- 
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Primaverity, LLC
Sweeping Design LLC



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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett

Radio Mobile.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message - 
From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 11:38 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results



Does anyone have a standard link budget calculator they would recommend?





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:15:59 -0500
CC: wireless@wispa.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]

I agree...

This message was sent from my Iphone


Marty Dougherty
CEO
Roadstar Internet Inc.
703-554-6620 (office)
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

On Dec 10, 2007, at 10:25 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED]
il.net wrote:

 I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.


 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com


 - Original Message - From: Jake VanDewater 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


 Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear
 from BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done
 pretty cheap in roughly 5 days.

 Thoughts?



 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

 Hello Cameron,

 As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear
 and not
 committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will
 actually
 be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

 If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look
 at the
 Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware
 than the
 VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds
 true;
 you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz
 and if
 you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is
 perfect for
 your 20 mile link.

 BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz
 routers
 was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing
 data heavily
 in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need
 to have
 happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

 Best,


 Brad


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of ralph
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

 Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a
 couple
 of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
 I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double
 it- I was
 in a hurry.




 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

 Hello all,

 I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
 Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this
 link is
 only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit
 radio.)
 We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango
 Link
 45, etc..

 We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The
 link is
 about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need
 for the
 upgrade that is about 20 miles.

 Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
 impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

 I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
 throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
 this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm
 sure many
 of you have not even dented this number.

 I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
 packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost
 40,000
 compared to trango at around 10,000.

 Thanks,

 I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum
 to put
 it

 -Cameron



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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett
There are too many Linux programs to count...  unfortunately, most of them 
are garbage and so is the support.  You get what you pay for.



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On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs written for 
it, they would be of benefit or offer a little competition to 
MicroSoft But when it is barely into the hundreds, it is easy to have 
it work so easily.


What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use thousands of 
programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs you use, I can 
almost certainly give you a list of programs for Linux that will 
accomplish what you are looking for.


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[WISPA] List Dad

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett
Who is the list dad now?


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[WISPA] Low-Profile PCI 802.11g

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett
Does anyone have a recommendation for an 802.11g device for a low-profile PCI 
slot?


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Re: [WISPA] Low-Profile PCI 802.11g

2007-12-10 Thread Jory Privett

MSI makes a nice one.

Jory Privett
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Does anyone have a recommendation for an 802.11g device for a low-profile 
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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Travis Johnson wrote:


Adobe Photoshop


GIMP


Scansoft Paperport


Don't know what this one is.  If it is a scanner driver, then there 
is one called sane for Linux.  There is possibly more 
functionality in your app, but I am not familiar with what it is or 
does.



Quickbooks


GnuCash works well.  It is not compatible with QB, but it's 
functionality is similar and even looks a lot like QB.  I have moved 
most of my invoicing to an online solution (see 
https://butchevansconsulting.freshbooks.com/signup/) for a free 
trial for Freshbooks.  It is a web based application, so it works 
for ANY OS.



iTunes (for my iPhone)


MP3?  I am not an iTunes user, so perhaps I am missing what you are 
after here, but manipulating MP3 files and interacting with a cell 
phone (via bluetooth, USB or IR) is easy.  There are MANY places to 
download music (legal places like iTunes).



Streets and Trips 2008


I use google maps for this, but there is another program called 
GpsDrive that will provide you with similar functionality as Streets 
and Trips.  The only thing that may be missing is the ability to 
export your trip data to your mobile phone, if you use that sort of 
functionality.  For use in the car, I don't use my laptop OR phone. 
Instead, I use a GPS for the car, so perhaps there are other 
features that you can't get that I am not aware of.



Radio Mobile


Hmm...Not sure if RM will run under Linux with WINE, but I see 
instructions to install it, so I presume it will work.



Quark Xpress


Not sure what this is, either.


Visio


DIA.  DIA is a diagramming tool with functionality that is similar 
(maybe better) than Visio.


FWIW, the openoffice toolset is a MUCH better solution, IMO than 
Microsoft's Office suite.  I use presentation software ALL the time 
(for the classes I teach), so to me, that is a VERY important 
requirement.  One benefit (for me) to OpenOffice is that it will 
export directly to PDF format.  It can open MS Office documents, and 
even write in that format.  Evolution offers the email solution that 
is similar in function to Outlook, in that it has a contact manager, 
calendar function and can sync with Windows Mobile phones.


Firefox is a better browser, but there is a distribution of Internet 
Explorer for Linux as well, if you have sites that require IE.


There are THOUSANDS of other applications available.  These are just 
a few examples.  Many games are not going to run on Linux, but there 
are a LOT of games available for Linux, too.  I am not a gamer, so I 
can't speak to what is and is not available for this.


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Dylan Oliver
Freshbooks is fantastic for service invoicing. It handles recurring billing
with supporting payment gateways, and also gives you the option to send
paper invoices (monthly, automatically!) for a little more than a dollar.

Roger Coude just announced Linux-friendly 8.6.0 this morning. It's worked
under WINE for a while now, but only after messing with .dlls. Here's his
announcement:

After intensive modifications in the program, it is now possible to run
Radio Mobile in a Linux-Wine environment and obtain almost the same
performance as in Windows.
The changes also benefit Windows user because the drawing speed has
increased, and the picture limit size jumped from 2000 to 5000 pixels.
Unfortunalely, due to the modifications done to rmwdlx32.dll, update
will have to be completed manually otherwise you will get a dll error
(file rmcore.zip in the download page).
To install under Linux, get the latest version of Wine, and run the
Microsoft VBruntime installer.
No more tricks with native dlls! The program just run fine with Wine
built-in librairies!
Note that all download from internet are doing fine at my home
connexion (I use Kubuntu). Still to be tested behind a proxy...
I have unlocked the map pixel size to 1 pixels for test purpose,
but I do not garantee anything above 2000.
Have fun!
Roger

2007/12/10 Butch Evans [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

 On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Travis Johnson wrote:

  Adobe Photoshop

 GIMP

  Scansoft Paperport

 Don't know what this one is.  If it is a scanner driver, then there
 is one called sane for Linux.  There is possibly more
 functionality in your app, but I am not familiar with what it is or
 does.

  Quickbooks

 GnuCash works well.  It is not compatible with QB, but it's
 functionality is similar and even looks a lot like QB.  I have moved
 most of my invoicing to an online solution (see
 https://butchevansconsulting.freshbooks.com/signup/) for a free
 trial for Freshbooks.  It is a web based application, so it works
 for ANY OS.

  iTunes (for my iPhone)

 MP3?  I am not an iTunes user, so perhaps I am missing what you are
 after here, but manipulating MP3 files and interacting with a cell
 phone (via bluetooth, USB or IR) is easy.  There are MANY places to
 download music (legal places like iTunes).

  Streets and Trips 2008

 I use google maps for this, but there is another program called
 GpsDrive that will provide you with similar functionality as Streets
 and Trips.  The only thing that may be missing is the ability to
 export your trip data to your mobile phone, if you use that sort of
 functionality.  For use in the car, I don't use my laptop OR phone.
 Instead, I use a GPS for the car, so perhaps there are other
 features that you can't get that I am not aware of.

  Radio Mobile

 Hmm...Not sure if RM will run under Linux with WINE, but I see
 instructions to install it, so I presume it will work.

  Quark Xpress

 Not sure what this is, either.

  Visio

 DIA.  DIA is a diagramming tool with functionality that is similar
 (maybe better) than Visio.

 FWIW, the openoffice toolset is a MUCH better solution, IMO than
 Microsoft's Office suite.  I use presentation software ALL the time
 (for the classes I teach), so to me, that is a VERY important
 requirement.  One benefit (for me) to OpenOffice is that it will
 export directly to PDF format.  It can open MS Office documents, and
 even write in that format.  Evolution offers the email solution that
 is similar in function to Outlook, in that it has a contact manager,
 calendar function and can sync with Windows Mobile phones.

 Firefox is a better browser, but there is a distribution of Internet
 Explorer for Linux as well, if you have sites that require IE.

 There are THOUSANDS of other applications available.  These are just
 a few examples.  Many games are not going to run on Linux, but there
 are a LOT of games available for Linux, too.  I am not a gamer, so I
 can't speak to what is and is not available for this.

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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Brad Belton
Ok, here is a curve ball for you Butch; WinBox into a MikroTik router
running v2.8.  grin  

Only because recently you said you couldn't WinBox into a v2.8 client router
we were working on together from your Linux machine.  ducking

Best,


Brad



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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Butch Evans
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 12:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT..Question

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Travis Johnson wrote:

 Adobe Photoshop

GIMP

 Scansoft Paperport

Don't know what this one is.  If it is a scanner driver, then there 
is one called sane for Linux.  There is possibly more 
functionality in your app, but I am not familiar with what it is or 
does.

 Quickbooks

GnuCash works well.  It is not compatible with QB, but it's 
functionality is similar and even looks a lot like QB.  I have moved 
most of my invoicing to an online solution (see 
https://butchevansconsulting.freshbooks.com/signup/) for a free 
trial for Freshbooks.  It is a web based application, so it works 
for ANY OS.

 iTunes (for my iPhone)

MP3?  I am not an iTunes user, so perhaps I am missing what you are 
after here, but manipulating MP3 files and interacting with a cell 
phone (via bluetooth, USB or IR) is easy.  There are MANY places to 
download music (legal places like iTunes).

 Streets and Trips 2008

I use google maps for this, but there is another program called 
GpsDrive that will provide you with similar functionality as Streets 
and Trips.  The only thing that may be missing is the ability to 
export your trip data to your mobile phone, if you use that sort of 
functionality.  For use in the car, I don't use my laptop OR phone. 
Instead, I use a GPS for the car, so perhaps there are other 
features that you can't get that I am not aware of.

 Radio Mobile

Hmm...Not sure if RM will run under Linux with WINE, but I see 
instructions to install it, so I presume it will work.

 Quark Xpress

Not sure what this is, either.

 Visio

DIA.  DIA is a diagramming tool with functionality that is similar 
(maybe better) than Visio.

FWIW, the openoffice toolset is a MUCH better solution, IMO than 
Microsoft's Office suite.  I use presentation software ALL the time 
(for the classes I teach), so to me, that is a VERY important 
requirement.  One benefit (for me) to OpenOffice is that it will 
export directly to PDF format.  It can open MS Office documents, and 
even write in that format.  Evolution offers the email solution that 
is similar in function to Outlook, in that it has a contact manager, 
calendar function and can sync with Windows Mobile phones.

Firefox is a better browser, but there is a distribution of Internet 
Explorer for Linux as well, if you have sites that require IE.

There are THOUSANDS of other applications available.  These are just 
a few examples.  Many games are not going to run on Linux, but there 
are a LOT of games available for Linux, too.  I am not a gamer, so I 
can't speak to what is and is not available for this.

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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Dylan Oliver wrote:

This is getting a little further astray, but what makes you think 
that Fedora is geekier than Ubuntu? The ladies tell me I'm pretty 
geeky, but I run Ubuntu and now you're stepping on my . Can we 
please agree that there is nothing inherently more geeky about one 
distro vs another - though Ubuntu happens to be used by more 
non-geeks than Fedora?


LOL.  Ok...Ubuntu can be geeky, too.  ;-)  Really, my intent was to 
show that Ubuntu offers a more user friendly type of install and 
experience.  In reality, it is probably a better desktop distro.  I 
use Fedora mostly because that is what my servers are built on, and 
I am a FreeBSD guy, so I am still in a bit of a learning curve with 
Linux.


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Mike Hammett wrote:

There are too many Linux programs to count...  unfortunately, most 
of them are garbage and so is the support.  You get what you pay 
for.


Nobody is trying to convince you of anything.  You are obviously not 
very familiar regarding this topic, so your input is noted, as is 
your experience in this area.


Want info on a new MLM program?  I guess you are an expert there, 
too, so nevermind.  sheesh!


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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Brad Belton wrote:

Ok, here is a curve ball for you Butch; WinBox into a MikroTik 
router running v2.8.  grin


lol.  Terminal with ssh?  That is my preferred method anyway.  I use 
winbox mostly because it remembers passwords anyway.  ;-)


Only because recently you said you couldn't WinBox into a v2.8 
client router we were working on together from your Linux machine. 
ducking


I think it is funny some of the issues that I experience with Winbox 
under Linux.  Any version of RouterOS older than 2.9.38 has issues, 
though there are more issues with 2.8.x.  Also, in Winbox, I cannot 
seem to run a new terminal because it does not work correctly at 
all.  Also, the drag and drop feature in Winbox does not work.   It 
just seems odd to me that MT would have these issues with Linux, 
considering that they are Linux programmers as part of their 
business.  I know that there are several MT employees who use Linux 
desktops, too.


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Butch Evans

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Butch Evans wrote:


Nobody is trying to convince you of anything.


CRAP.  I apologize to the list (and Mike) for posting this to the 
list.  I did not intend for this to go here.


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Dylan Oliver
Glad we can be friends again! There is a 'server' edition for Ubuntu:
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/serveredition. I just noticed a
version optimized for VMWare (
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition/jeos), which is
great for me as I run XP for Quickbooks and Manifold and Adobe CS3 but keep
Ubuntu running in the background as a development server.

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RE: [WISPA] Hotspot APs

2007-12-10 Thread CHUCK PROFITO
Meraki

Chuck Profito
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to Rural Central California


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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 4:20 AM
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Subject: [WISPA] Hotspot APs


I'm looking for input on a good 802.11 AP to use for public hotspots. 
These hotspots will be free to use for web browsing in restaurants. 
Looking for something simple and inexpensive that just works. Don't want 
to have to worry about rebooting the thing every few weeks when it locks 
up. I also don't need any fancy captive portal pages or logins, but some 
sort of feature to block MAC addresses that stay registered over a 
certain period of time would be nice- it would be good to discourage 
constant freeloading by nearby residents or businesses. Ideas?


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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Mike Hammett
I've been using Linux in one duty or another for years...  5+.  It cannot be 
a replacement for the home or small business desktop at this time.



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On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Mike Hammett wrote:

There are too many Linux programs to count...  unfortunately, most of them 
are garbage and so is the support.  You get what you pay for.


Nobody is trying to convince you of anything.  You are obviously not very 
familiar regarding this topic, so your input is noted, as is your 
experience in this area.


Want info on a new MLM program?  I guess you are an expert there, too, so 
nevermind.  sheesh!


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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread CHUCK PROFITO
Please add network stumbler to the list

Chuck Profito
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-Original Message-
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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:57 AM
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Adobe Photoshop
Scansoft Paperport
Quickbooks
iTunes (for my iPhone)
Streets and Trips 2008
Radio Mobile
Quark Xpress
Visio

thanks,

Travis
Microserv

Butch Evans wrote:
 On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs written
 for it, they would be of benefit or offer a little competition to 
 MicroSoft But when it is barely into the hundreds, it is easy to 
 have it work so easily.

 What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use
 thousands of programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs you 
 use, I can almost certainly give you a list of programs for Linux that 
 will accomplish what you are looking for.





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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Andrew Niemantsverdriet
Kismet works better than I could ever get network stumbler to work.
More details too...

On Dec 10, 2007 1:05 PM, CHUCK  PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Please add network stumbler to the list

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 Adobe Photoshop
 Scansoft Paperport
 Quickbooks
 iTunes (for my iPhone)
 Streets and Trips 2008
 Radio Mobile
 Quark Xpress
 Visio

 thanks,

 Travis
 Microserv

 Butch Evans wrote:
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  Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs written
  for it, they would be of benefit or offer a little competition to
  MicroSoft But when it is barely into the hundreds, it is easy to
  have it work so easily.
 
  What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use
  thousands of programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs you
  use, I can almost certainly give you a list of programs for Linux that
  will accomplish what you are looking for.
 


 
 
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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Mark McElvy
Stumbler does not run under Vista either,

Mark 


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Please add network stumbler to the list

Chuck Profito
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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:57 AM
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Adobe Photoshop
Scansoft Paperport
Quickbooks
iTunes (for my iPhone)
Streets and Trips 2008
Radio Mobile
Quark Xpress
Visio

thanks,

Travis
Microserv

Butch Evans wrote:
 On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Maybe if apple or linux had hundreds of thousands of programs written
 for it, they would be of benefit or offer a little competition to 
 MicroSoft But when it is barely into the hundreds, it is easy to 
 have it work so easily.

 What?  There are THOUSANDS of programs for Linux.  Do you use
 thousands of programs?  Give me a list of the must have programs you

 use, I can almost certainly give you a list of programs for Linux that

 will accomplish what you are looking for.






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RE: [WISPA] List Dad

2007-12-10 Thread Jeff Broadwick
Rick Harnish...they doubled his salary to take the job.  :-) 

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Who is the list dad now?


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RE: [WISPA] List Dad

2007-12-10 Thread Rick Harnish
Still me, is there a problem?  I can add it to my list of things to do
today.

Rick Harnish

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Re: [WISPA] List Dad

2007-12-10 Thread David E. Smith

Rick Harnish wrote:

Still me, is there a problem?  I can add it to my list of things to do
today.


Probably the whole Linux/Windows OS thread about to get out of hand. I 
love a good OS flame war as much as the next guy, but I don't think 
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Re: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-10 Thread Frank Muto
I just bought a nice Systemax from Tiger Direct with XP and it includes a Vista Business upgrade license. It has plenty of 
room for expansion and the 2 Firewire ports work nice with the external storage HDD I use for backups for extra speed over 
USB.


The Systemax Venture comes with a Dual Core Intel Core 2 Quad processor, a 500GB SATA II hard drive, and 2GB of DDR2 PC6400 
RAM, on a D975XBX motherboard. Plus a 20x DVD±RW dual layer dvd/cd burner, a DVD-ROM/CD burner Combo Drive, flash card 
reader,7.1 channel audio, gigabit LAN, GeForce 8800GTS 320MB video card. $1500.00 and 3-year PL On-site warranty.


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- Original Message - 
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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:01 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question



Is it still possible to buy a new computer and use XP?

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Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:23 AM
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Games.


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Subject: RE: [WISPA] OT..Question



We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office.

We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but
definitely slower, that's not meaningful.

The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with
less
than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK.  (Why it becomes
unstable under 2Gb is the subject of wild, physical arguments).

We haven't had driver problems.

We have had significantly more hang-ups with Vista.  Not many, but perhaps
50% more.

The GUI is, perhaps, more intuitive but it splits functionality that was,
in
XP, in one place into several far flung places.  It may make more sense
but
drives the old folks (over 20 years old) crazy.

The reallocation of facilities that were in XP-HOME and XP-PRO into
fragmented pieces within an array of options of Vista upgrades is driving
the support guys nuts.  Ordinary users who had a handle on XP are now
calling support.

The removal of OUTLOOK 2007 from Student/Teacher 2007 meant that folks
with
a teacher wife and student kids can't use it for work.  That just makes
people mad at Microsoft.

Since we stick with Lenovo/IBM for laptops, etc., we can still order
XP/PRO
(at a small cost).

It doesn't appear that VISTA was a good business/technical decision on
Microsoft's part but I'm sure it will pay off through the sales of new
PCs.

It's not the end of the world...it just appears dumb...really dumb.

It turns out that Macintosh computers with Microsoft Office have been more
and more popular and we accept that for our system.  They have caused no
problems...perhaps because the Mac-fanatics stick together and
aggressively
help each other the way early PC users used to do.  There are only a tiny
fraction of PC users that utilize applications that aren't available on
Macintosh as the same or better.  That argument doesn't fly anymore.

. . . J o n a t h a n



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Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 7:02 PM
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Hi,

Every single test out there shows Vista is SLOWER on an identical machine
running XP. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is slower?

Travis
Microserv

Mike Hammett wrote:

Agreed.  This happens with every OS release...  It's OH SO HORRIBLE...
but then in a year or so, everyone forgets their fabricated fears.
I've been using Vista for about 4 months and have 0 issues with Vista
itself.  Sure, I've had problems with vendors who are slow to update
software\drivers, but that's not Microsoft's fault...  that's the
fault of lazy vendors *cough* DELL *cough*.


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In a message dated 12/9/2007 11:25:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

dreaded  MS Vista


Why is everyone so down on Vista?  I have been using it for a long
time, starting with the Beta Version-now using the Ultimate Version,
without problems [laptops and PC's].  I think it is more a learning
curve with so many changes from the earlier versions.  Vista is here
to stay and you  should be learning it-not going backwards.


Walter W.  Stumpf Jr.
Xanadu Group Inc.
179 Statesville Quarry Road
Lafayette NJ  07848-3128 USA
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RE: [WISPA] OT......Question THREAD CLOSED

2007-12-10 Thread Rick Harnish
Let's move this thread to [EMAIL PROTECTED] if you care to continue please.  I
have received several requests to kill this thread. 

Thank you,
Rick Harnish

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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Scott Reed

Roger says it works under WINE very well.

Mike Hammett wrote:

Radio Mobile.


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Does anyone have a standard link budget calculator they would recommend?





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:15:59 -0500
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I agree...

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On Dec 10, 2007, at 10:25 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED]
il.net wrote:

 I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.


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 - Original Message - From: Jake VanDewater  
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 Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


 Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear
 from BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done
 pretty cheap in roughly 5 days.

 Thoughts?



 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
 Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

 Hello Cameron,

 As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear
 and not
 committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will
 actually
 be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

 If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look
 at the
 Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware
 than the
 VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds
 true;
 you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz
 and if
 you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is
 perfect for
 your 20 mile link.

 BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz
 routers
 was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing
 data heavily
 in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need
 to have
 happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

 Best,


 Brad


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of ralph
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

 Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a
 couple
 of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
 I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double
 it- I was
 in a hurry.




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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless-
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

 Hello all,

 I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
 Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this
 link is
 only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit
 radio.)
 We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango
 Link
 45, etc..

 We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The
 link is
 about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need
 for the
 upgrade that is about 20 miles.

 Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
 impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

 I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
 throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
 this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm
 sure many
 of you have not even dented this number.

 I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
 packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost
 40,000
 compared to trango at around 10,000.

 Thanks,

 I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum
 to put
 it

 -Cameron



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[WISPA] Fast Broadband Goes Underground

2007-12-10 Thread Jack Unger

I don't want anybody to get any ideas but...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7104011.stm

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Re: [WISPA] Fast Broadband Goes Underground

2007-12-10 Thread Blair Davis

Dilbert's IP over sewer lives!


Jack Unger wrote:

I don't want anybody to get any ideas but...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7104011.stm






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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Tom DeReggi
Getting the licence (light license) can be done more or less overnight. You 
pay a one time $1500 national license fee before you can directly order 
licenses, or you pay someone with a national license to pull it for you 
cheap. The individual link licenses are super cheap.


However, I warn heavilly against using 60-80Ghz wireless, unless its 
absolutely necessary to ahve 1gb of throughput.  People that use 80Ghz will 
swear behind it, to protect their purchasing decission.  When its working, 
its working well. But there are many negatives to using it compared to say 
18G-24Ghz gear.  Not only are 80Ghz gear expensive still 2-3 times that of 
18G-24Ghz, but it can be more costly to troubleshoot. Its hard to tell when 
a problem is a bad radio versus a radio that moved, or interference. People 
incorrectly think that millimenter wave does not have interference.  A 
millimeter wave is highly refelective, and can actually go for many miles. 
The short distances claims are based mostly on rain fade.  Millimeter wave 
also requires much more links in daisyy chained to gain longer distances, 
which brings in a higher probabilty of failure than a single radio to go 
that distance.  Most miilimeter wave manufacturers boast their 9 reliabilty 
one 9 higher than it can actually deliver.  Meaning you engineer for 4-9 and 
you get 3-9.  I'm not saying that millimeter wave is not a good thing, I'm 
jsut saying that 24Ghz-18Ghz can usually offer a better value proposition. 
Very few people need over 300mbps, easilly doable by 18G-24Ghz.  If a 
customer only needs less than 300 mbps, why not sell them a 300Mhz link that 
is super reliable, instead of a 1Gb link that they'll never use the 
potential of and have lots of maintenance issues?  Plus what good does it do 
to have a last mile link (less than a mile) thats faster than the backhaul?


Think about it, whats going to happen when you suspect a $30,000 GB radio is 
bad? Do you think they'll jsut send you a $30,000 radio over night? Are you 
going to keep a $30,000 spare on the shelf? Or pay a huge maintenance 
contract fee?


60-80Ghz gear has lots of potential for the future, but most of the 
manufacturers are still somewhat delusional, on its value, and over charge. 
I recommend looking into Licensed 11-24Ghz such as Dragonwave, Trango, or 
Cablefree for better value.


We see a big need for 60-80Ghz for last mile links, that are for end user 
buildings. But for backbone, its still a bit risky.


Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


- Original Message - 
From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 8:49 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear from 
BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done pretty cheap 
in roughly 5 days.


Thoughts?




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

Hello Cameron,

As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear and 
not
committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will 
actually

be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look at the
Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware than 
the

VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds true;
you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz and if
you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is perfect for
your 20 mile link.

BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz 
routers
was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing data 
heavily

in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need to have
happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

Best,


Brad


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of ralph
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a couple
of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double it- I 
was

in a hurry.




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit radio.)
We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long 

Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

2007-12-10 Thread Tom DeReggi


80Ghz does have slightly better oxygen absorbance characteristics, so it can 
go about 25% farther.
The purpose for 80Ghz in my mind is licensed protection.  Because its 
licensed, you can find out who else in town has deployed, to rule out 
interference.


Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


- Original Message - 
From: Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List 
wireless@wispa.org

Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results



I'd go 80 GHz over 60 GHz any day...  better RF performance.


-
Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


- Original Message - 
From: Jake VanDewater [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results


Has anyone worked with the 80GHz licensed or 60GHz unlicensed gear from 
BridgeWave?  They claim to be able to get the license work done pretty 
cheap in roughly 5 days.


Thoughts?




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 23:47:13 -0600

Hello Cameron,

As good as Alvarion gear is or may be, it is still best effort gear and 
not
committed rate.  Many factors will play into what an end user will 
actually

be able to produce across Alvarion gear.

If you are looking for a committed rate backhaul you need to look at the
Trango GigaLINK gear again.  Completely different class of hardware than 
the

VL backhaul products.  Yes, it will cost more, but the saying holds true;
you get what you pay for.  Your 3mile link is a cake walk for 18GHz and 
if

you have the tower space for 6' antennas the 6GHz GigaLINK is perfect for
your 20 mile link.

BTW Ralph, our tests on the bench with VL between two MikroTik 3GHz 
routers
was decent in HDX.  Problem we saw was went you started pushing data 
heavily
in both directions the link all but fell apart.  Not what you need to 
have

happen on a critical backhaul.  grin

Best,


Brad


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of ralph
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Funny you should ask. I tested a B-100 going 500 feet with Qcheck a 
couple

of days ago and got only 38 Mb.
I'm not sure if Qcheck reads out correctly or if I have to double it- I 
was

in a hurry.




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:12 PM
To: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Backhaul options/test/results

Hello all,

I am in the need of upgrading some backhauls. We are currently using
Alvarion AUVL units with a SU-54-BD. According to Alvarion, this link is
only capable of 16mbit each way (Alvarion, please call it a 32mbit 
radio.)

We have looked into results on users who use Alvarion B100, Trango Link
45, etc..

We are open to all options...As long is it works very well. The link is
about 3 miles, but we have another link that is causing the need for the
upgrade that is about 20 miles.

Trango has licensed gear in the 6ghz and 18ghz line that is very
impressive, but just too expensive for us right now.

I would like to know if people are using B100 what is the up/down max
throughput that you have seen? 50/50? etc.. Are you running VoIP over
this? Alvarion claims 1000 concurrent calls over this link, i'm sure many
of you have not even dented this number.

I am growing to be a big fan of Trango, but have been well, but their
packet per seconds is a lot less than Alvarion B gear at almost 40,000
compared to trango at around 10,000.

Thanks,

I man in dire need of a lot of bandwidth, distance and no spectrum to put
it

-Cameron





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