[WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Rogelio
Within the last few weeks, I have gotten several inquiries about setting up 802.11 wireless access services for thousands (1000-5000) of people in a conference sort of area (assuming 100% subscription rate, which I think is sort of unreasonable, but that's another story), and I have told them

[WISPA] first hand experience with Xirrus?

2009-01-15 Thread Rogelio
I have heard very polarized reviews of Xirrus in handling high density networks well or being total garbage. (Online reviews are awesome, people I know with a lot of 802.11 experience tell me they're garbage, but I'm not sure if it's garbage all around, or just garbage for what they wanted to

Re: [WISPA] rental test gear

2009-01-15 Thread Bob Moldashel
What a squeaker. You rented it?? With all your money you could have bought one for everyone on the list! :-P -B- Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Hi All, Just wanted to drop a line about a great new vendor I've run into. www.trs-rentelco.com is a great company. I have rented a fancy

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Jerry Richardson
Multiple aps with limited range such that each ap covers a limited section of the facility. Sent from my Windows MobileĀ® phone. -Original Message- From: Rogelio scubac...@gmail.com Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:35 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread John Scrivner
This company provides the only logical solution for high density, high availability 802.11X indoor enterprise connectivity that I know of outside of Cisco. http://www.arubanetworks.com/ You cannot do what you are asking unless you have some centralized AP controller capable of adjusting the RF

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
You build a system with multiple layers. Very high end backhaul (ptp wireless, fiber etc.). Then higher end gear like redline for a middle mile system. Lastly, you use good ap's (MT or StarOS) for distribution. I'd use a radius authentication mechanism for this. You can then use any off

Re: [WISPA] rental test gear

2009-01-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Yeah, but I really want to get a snow cat yet! The new spectrum analyzer (I now have two of them) and the 65' bucket truck kinda put a damper on such purchases for a while. I was ready to buy one though. If' Fluke hadn't told me about Rentelco I probably would have had to buy one. I'll

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Oops. I missed the conference center part of this. I was thinking town level. It'll still be a large challenge. I'd be sure to run an abg network. Hopefully some can use the a to take a load off of the b/g. laters, marlon - Original Message - From: Marlon K. Schafer

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread John Scrivner
And working with the likes of Cisco, Lucent etc. pretty well guarantees failure. laters, marlon Marlon, I am afraid I have to disagree with you on this one. There are many massive deployments (hundreds of APs in one campus) around the world using both Aruba and Cisco as their 802.11

[WISPA] Trango 5300

2009-01-15 Thread Cameron Kilton
I have a bunch of used Trango 5300 units with PS and PoE I just pulled down. If you are interested, please contact me off list. Thank You, Cameron WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] 5.4ghz omni

2009-01-15 Thread Travis Johnson
Hi, I am interested in any input on 5.4ghz omni directional antennas. I know there are quite a few different brands and models (PacWireless, Proxim, Maxrad, etc.) and I am looking for any feedback on what people have found seems to work better or worse than any others? thanks, Travis

[WISPA] MMDS/BRS/EDS Licensing

2009-01-15 Thread Randy Cosby
Anyone here have any experience with BRS/EDS/MMDS/MDS licensing? I'm in need of some consultation on a matter. Contact me off-list. thanks, -- Randy Cosby Vice President InfoWest, Inc work: 435-773-6071 email: rco...@infowest.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/randycosby

[WISPA] Dialup percentage?

2009-01-15 Thread Randy Cosby
Just curious for some of you old timers like me who have been in the business since the dialup days. What percentage of your customer base is still on dialup? I just ran my year-end numbers and it's right around 20% here. lots of seniors in this area who don't really care to upgrade. We've

Re: [WISPA] Dialup percentage?

2009-01-15 Thread Mike Hammett
I guess it just depends on your lifestyle if dialup saves you money. For most people around here, it's cheaper to have my 256 kbit service than to have a phone line, much less internet service on top of that. Almost everyone is a cell phone family anymore. - Mike Hammett Intelligent

[WISPA] Mac Dearman Update

2009-01-15 Thread John Scrivner
Sharon just updated me about Mac. He has had his cardiac cath and is now resting in his room. He is medicated and will be sleeping for a while. It sounds like things went about as good as they can with a heart problem. He is at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe La in room 203. He will be

Re: [WISPA] Mac Dearman Update

2009-01-15 Thread Jim Patient
Did she say if he had a stint? John Scrivner wrote: Sharon just updated me about Mac. He has had his cardiac cath and is now resting in his room. He is medicated and will be sleeping for a while. It sounds like things went about as good as they can with a heart problem. He is at the St.

Re: [WISPA] Mac Dearman Update

2009-01-15 Thread Steve Barnes
Being fairly new to the industry, I have yet to meet Mac but have read many Posts and used much of his advice. Is appropriate to share his home address to the list so that we may shower him with cards and well wishes. Does someone have that info. Steve Barnes RCWiFi Wireless Internet Service

[WISPA] Mac Dearman

2009-01-15 Thread Rick Harnish
Mac Dearman107 McManus RoadRayville, Louisana 71269 WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List:

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Yeah, again I missed the conference center part of it. I was thinking muni network in town. laters, marlon - Original Message - From: John Scrivner j...@scrivner.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:48 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] planning

Re: [WISPA] Dialup percentage?

2009-01-15 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Hmmm, we have somewhere around 600 wireless, 60ish fiber and maybe 100 dialup. Most of the dialups that are left can't get us, only sat service. I guess your numbers are close to mine. marlon - Original Message - From: Randy Cosby dco...@infowest.com To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Dialup percentage?

2009-01-15 Thread George Rogato
I was running about 60% broadband and 40% dial up last year. I'm pretty certain dial up shrunk a lot in the past few months because of the uselessness of it. But. I almost wish we had more dial up subs. Randy Cosby wrote: Just curious for some of you old timers like me who have been in the

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread George Rogato
Thats right Cisco Aruba and Meru are the wireless platforms universities are using for high density campus networks. Here's Meru's url. They claim to be the largest 802.11n Meru isn't just a technology leader. It's also a market leader, with more operational 802.11n networks worldwide than any

Re: [WISPA] planning 802.11 Wi-Fi for extremely dense areas

2009-01-15 Thread Mike Hammett
I've heard some pretty bad things about Meru A local university had them deploy some APs and about a year later, the implementation did not work. I believe they told them to pack their things and get out. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com