Re: [WISPA] Earthquake proofing towers

2009-04-11 Thread RickG
enough! -RickG On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Lists li...@stlbroadband.com wrote: In Los Angeles they use spring loaded steel plates for the base of their peering. I am wondering if there is an approved product for free standing towers that could work in this fashion? Thanks, Victoria Proffer

Re: [WISPA] Off Topic // Looking for Vehicle Advertising Ideas

2009-04-11 Thread RickG
I second this. wraps are cool but you get the best band for the buck just putting your logo on the van. It is the only advertising I do (we're not even in the phonebook!) and I get plenty of calls. -RickG On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: Hi, Just take your

Re: [WISPA] Off Topic // Looking for Vehicle Advertising Ideas

2009-04-11 Thread RickG
I put them on my installers vehicles but usually they get lost or stolen. -RickG On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Martha Huizenga mar...@dcaccess.net wrote: We have magnet signs on our car. We get calls from these. I got them from VistaPrint.com. You upload your logo and design them yourself

Re: [WISPA] Off Topic // Looking for Vehicle Advertising Ideas

2009-04-12 Thread RickG
Access, LLC 202-546-5898 */Friendly, Local, Affordable, Internet!/**/ Connecting the Capitol Hill Community /* RickG wrote: I put them on my installers vehicles but usually they get lost or stolen. -RickG On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Martha Huizenga mar...@dcaccess.net wrote: We

Re: [WISPA] Riverbed

2009-04-16 Thread RickG
Sounds cool. What does it cost? -RickG On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM, D. Ryan Spott rsp...@cspott.com wrote: One of my customers is considering this system. http://www.riverbed.com/docs/TechOverview-Riverbed-RiOS.pdf Has anyone here deployed it or have experience with it? ryan

[WISPA] Time Warner backs off rate hikes

2009-04-20 Thread RickG
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2009/tc20090416_696468.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_dialogue+with+readers -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] SOLVED - Signal Strengths

2009-04-26 Thread RickG
I'm not saying this is your issue but I wanted to put this out on the list. I've heard and perhaps seen areas that have a lot of metalic content in the ground which causes reflection. Thoughts anyone? -RickG On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote: Well

Re: [WISPA] 802.11 a, b, g booster

2009-04-28 Thread RickG
I get a kick out of this. It seems that the cheap router manufactures take turns being the worst. Note I say the worst because none are the best - even in their class. So far, the best solution seems to be using dd-wrt on a linksys. -RickG On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:15 AM, Blair Davis

Re: [WISPA] NTIA mapping

2009-04-29 Thread RickG
At what cost? Will the Feds own you and your business? Will you have to open up your financials and account to them? I'm just asking... -RickG On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Charles Wyble char...@thewybles.com wrote: Preach it Tom! Wake up folks. Regardless of your political views, your

Re: [WISPA] Handling Non-paying Subs

2009-05-05 Thread RickG
Your contract should always allow you to access their property to maintain and recover your equipment. -RickG On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: The repo antenna thing...you might want to have an officer join you.  You do not want to get

Re: [WISPA] Handling Non-paying Subs

2009-05-05 Thread RickG
their account is current. -RickG On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Chuck Hogg ch...@shelbybb.com wrote: I've got a few non-paying subs, that we would like to get payment on. It has reached over $1k from 4 subs over the past 6 months.  Do you just cut your losses and move on or what do you do?  I'm

Re: [WISPA] What do you charge for a wireless router setup?

2009-05-05 Thread RickG
offers cheaper they'll switch. There is NO loyalty in this business. If you think so, good luck! -RickG On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM, David E. Smith d...@mvn.net wrote: Pat O'Connor wrote: I was thinking a $35 fee  for on site setup.  A $20 fee if they brought the router in within 48 hrs

Re: [WISPA] Handling Non-paying Subs

2009-05-06 Thread RickG
LOL, warmness? It's been below average temperatures here. I'd like to see some global warming! -RickG On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Eric Rogers ecrog...@precisionds.com wrote: The warmness and storms is because of global warming... LOL -Original Message- From: wireless-boun

Re: [WISPA] Noise by me on a tower

2009-05-13 Thread RickG
I've got my beads! Should I put them on both end of the cable? -RickG On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: Yeah, the beads are amazing!  We're starting to use them on almost all tower installs. Supposed to help with lightning too.  Though we've

Re: [WISPA] Monowall and Microsoft Vista machines

2009-05-17 Thread RickG
Joe, I've seen Vista have issues connecting with all kinds of access points. I usually have the customer get a different router and it works. Which takes me to a question: Why do you have customers connecting laptops directly to you? Do you run a hotspot? -RickG On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Re: [WISPA] Monowall and Microsoft Vista machines

2009-05-17 Thread RickG
Makes sense. I had an RV park too. It made money but lots of calls, especially those darn metal RV's! Good luck. -RickG On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Joe Miller joemiller...@yahoo.com wrote: Yes I do, they are RV Parks. They are great money makers, but this Vista issue is getting out

Re: [WISPA] Congressman Wants to Ban Download Caps

2009-05-21 Thread RickG
this to be negative, just realistic. My hope is that we get tired of bending over and kick them all out of DC. I'd like to see the states take back more power. My .02 -RickG On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com wrote: I don't want to seem like a chronic complainer as I

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-21 Thread RickG
Well, Agility will but what out for the terms! -RickG On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: I've never found a lender willing to lend against using the in-place used equipment as colladeral. It is the biggest double standard. I find it highly ironic

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread RickG
. At the same time, at some point, I'm also sure that need would go away as income suffices the new capitol cash needs -RickG On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 11:07 PM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: Hi Scott, Regarding debt...I've found that there's a scale inflection point in running a WISP

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread RickG
sauce so I can be better prepared for that day. -RickG On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: All I can say is if you are holding back on doing more installs because you can't afford it, you need to find some financing and get installing. Once that customer

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread RickG
of the network, customer CPE issues, and coverage expansion. I agree, at about 500-600 subs, I'll have to have help. At some point, I'll have to hire someone to handle the office work as well. As they say, budgets are made to be broken :) -RickG On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o

Re: [WISPA] Starting a wisp - required capital

2009-05-24 Thread RickG
up with - double it! -RickG On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM, char...@thewybles.com wrote: All these talks about financing have been very interesting. Let's say I wanted to start a wisp to serve a medium city in southern california (population 100,000 or so). I can get access to  gigabit

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-25 Thread RickG
as a sell out factor, the wife is as good of a reason as any :) -RickG On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 11:56 PM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: Marlon, Charles, your numbers are WAY off there. You can't base your numbers on the fact that you're willing to be on call 24x7, work 12 hour days 7

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-25 Thread RickG
remotely close to easy. YMMV! Just my .02! -RickG On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: Hi Rick, I applaud your effort -- I totally emphasize and understand your perspective, as 8 years ago, I was a one man shop working out of my college dorm room trying to get

[WISPA] Legal Entity - which type? Was: Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-25 Thread RickG
-proprietor. But that goes against all advise I receive. Marlon, I'm actually surprised that you are a sole-proprietor. What benefits have you found by remaining so? -RickG On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: One more thing.  I don't agree with your

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-25 Thread RickG
are like a doctor or plumber - you're on call 24x7. In fact, even on Memorial Day, I've got a business customer to call right now! -RickG On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: In that respect you are correct.  But I stand by my statement that many successful

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-25 Thread RickG
Which is one of the many reasons I incorporated. But, due to the financial industries turmoil, they are now requiring personal guarantees. -RickG On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: Huh? We incorporated in 1997 and I think total cost was less than $500. How do

Re: [WISPA] Routerboard Cases

2009-05-26 Thread RickG
And the people at Quicklink are really great! -RickG On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: I really like these enclosures.  Does a good job vs weather, 2 or 4 holes (same price) for N connectors or cat5/rj45 plugs (it comes with one, you can use

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Allocations?

2009-05-26 Thread RickG
Will you have to open your books to the government if you take the money? -RickG On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: Scott, Here is the best advice I can give you. Rules are not published and nobody knows what will be the criteria for qualification

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Allocations?

2009-05-27 Thread RickG
that will tell you their stories. I'm an honest guy and go overboard to make sure I play by the rules but I dont trust others and their agendas. -RickG On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: Does it matter..? On 5/26/09, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Allocations?

2009-05-27 Thread RickG
- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:15 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Allocations? Will you have to open your books to the government if you take the money

[WISPA] equipment cooling?

2009-06-01 Thread RickG
, a couple of switches, and a Mikrotik Firewall. My current Mikrotik firewall is PC based which is obviously heat sensitive. I'm considering an RB1000 if it makes sense. The question is: Can I run these units on little or no AC? -RickG

Re: [WISPA] 3.65 Wimax

2009-06-01 Thread RickG
What kind of throughout are you getting on 3.65? -RickG On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:33 AM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: Hi, We have two small 3.65 repeaters (serving only other small WiPOPs). The 3.65 does work, but our experience was that it did not do any better in NLOS than 2.4ghz

Re: [WISPA] clues for vendors

2009-06-01 Thread RickG
The Dilbert effect lives on at many companies! -RickG On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Tracy Tippett tracytipp...@swiftwireless.com wrote: God Morning All, There is another side to this story.  Having been on the manufacturing side, I can tell you it is fairly common place for upper

Re: [WISPA] equipment cooling?

2009-06-01 Thread RickG
Well, I left that part out - this will be in a garden shed sitting next to the water tank. Without cooloing, I expect the temperature could reach around 100. -RickG On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:08 AM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: I would think all of that equipment could sit in a closet

Re: [WISPA] equipment cooling?

2009-06-01 Thread RickG
Thats encouraging. How long have they been like that and what is the highest ambient temperature they see? -RickG On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:13 AM, can...@believewireless.net p...@believewireless.net wrote: We have a couple RB1000s and Dell managed switches in areas without environmental control

Re: [WISPA] Legal Entity - which type? Was: Quesiton on Funding /Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-02 Thread RickG
Makes sense to me...thanks! -RickG On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: Let me get my accountant wife to answer that one.  Here's Melissa Well, for us it's not yet in our best interest to incorporate.  Sometimes the reason for incorporating

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-03 Thread RickG
Scottie, What made you go S-Corp over LLC? -RickG On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com wrote: Yep, me too. Right out of the starting gates over 10 years ago, straight with S-Corp. Too much stupid s**t too be sued over by being a service provider. For instance

Re: [WISPA] [WISP] 900 PtP

2009-06-03 Thread RickG
LOL, I've thought about going into the tree trimming/cutting business to complement the WISP! I've cut my share for customers. I'm the only one around here that likes tornadoes ice storms :) -RickG On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Rick Harnish rharn...@wispa.org wrote: Have you tried the MS 880

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-03 Thread RickG
Very nice info Larry! So, what is your take on incorporating in a state other than your home state for tax reasons? Is it worth the effort? -RickG On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Larry Yunker leyun...@wispadvantage.com wrote: What you are referring to is called corporate formalities.  These same

Re: [WISPA] Legal Entity - which type? Was: Quesiton onFunding /Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-03 Thread RickG
Correct, compared to C-Corps. Is there and advantage of LLC versus S-Corp? -RickG On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com wrote: S-Corps get rid of the double taxation...but you are limited to how many shareholders you can have and some other limited things

Re: [WISPA] Legal Entity - which type? Was: Quesiton onFunding /Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-04 Thread RickG
I know and I have many times. Depending on who you talk to, you get different answers. It's interesting to see what others are doing. -RickG On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:55 AM, George Rogato wi...@oregonfast.net wrote: Seriously, the person you should be asking this question to, is your accountant

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-04 Thread RickG
I knew Tom would provide a full list (thanks!) I'm interested in minimizing taxes. I'd rather give the money to charity! (Although, the way we;re going, the AMerican Taxpayer will be a charitable organization soon!!!) -RickG On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:31 AM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net

Re: [WISPA] OT: Cisco 7200 Gigabit Ethernet Cards?

2009-06-04 Thread RickG
! -RickG On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 10:23 PM, John Thomasjtho...@quarnet.com wrote: If you guys want to bash Cisco, that's your perogative, but my experience has been somewhat different. We recently took on a new client that has some Cisco switches that their old VAR sols them 5 YEARs of Smartnets

Re: [WISPA] Electronic Signatures

2009-06-06 Thread RickG
We send the contracts out with the installer but I'd like to automate the whole process as well. I'm not a lawyer but I'm sure there is a way to have the customer bind a electronically. Anyone? -RickG On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Scott Reedscottr...@onlyinternet.net wrote: We currently use

Re: [WISPA] Electronic Signatures

2009-06-08 Thread RickG
when the customer signs up provides full disclosure but I'd love to hear from anyone that is using it now an dif their lawyer blessed the proceedure. -RickG On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM, D. Ryan Spottrsp...@cspott.com wrote: I think in most states paying the bill obligates you to the terms

Re: [WISPA] Electronic Signatures

2009-06-09 Thread RickG
://www.ics-il.com -- From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:47 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Electronic Signatures Right on TOS and AUP but not the contract. If I understand contractual

Re: [WISPA] Electronic Signatures

2009-06-09 Thread RickG
Thats fine in paper form. How about electronic? (i.e website signup). -RickG On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: Our contract has the number of months and the start date at the top. I would imagine as long as you're paying, you're in contract

Re: [WISPA] Latest Tranzeo Firmware = Broken NAT ???

2009-06-10 Thread RickG
I have a couple hundred Tranzeo radios (mixed models) on a StarOS WRAP AP network. I have not seen any issues except passing traffic with Belkin routers. -RickG On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Steve Barnesst...@pcswin.com wrote: Yes I have at least 75 clients with Tranzeo's (Router) connecting

Re: [WISPA] Crazy Weather - Strange Tech Support

2009-06-11 Thread RickG
at the power plug and saw a rather large snake wrapped around the cord which was now unplugged! -RickG On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Listsli...@stlbroadband.com wrote: LOL. I had several support calls today.  I tried to trouble shoot, but not the usual problems. My Dude Server started

Re: [WISPA] Crazy Weather - Strange Tech Support

2009-06-11 Thread RickG
LOL, I remember someone listed tools for the truck but didnt see that! -RickG On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: So you're saying you need to put a shovel to chop up the snakes in the work truck too?  Geez, this things getting full =) Josh Luthman

[WISPA] new water tank

2009-06-11 Thread RickG
I'm preparing to deploy on a new water tank. The water company provided 4 antenna masts. Unfortunately, the masts are 3.5 which is slightly larger than normal antenna mounts. I've thought about mounting 2.5 mast horizontally but not sure where to find cross brackets. any ideas? -RickG

Re: [WISPA] new water tank

2009-06-11 Thread RickG
e=1 __ Jerry Richardson airCloud Communications -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of RickG Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:04 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] new water

Re: [WISPA] Crazy Weather - Strange Tech Support

2009-06-11 Thread RickG
cables anyways? -RickG On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Blake Bowersbbow...@mozarks.com wrote: So you had to replace the cord? I know if it was my site the shotgun pellets would have blown right through the cord... Don't take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them down here

Re: [WISPA] Need some quick trango help

2009-06-12 Thread RickG
Marlon, I had this scenario once and it was the firmware. Double-check firmware levels on both the SU and AP. Also, you should try locking down the ethernet port to 10Mbps. Lastly, it would be interesting to know if another radio does the same. -RickG On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Marlon K

Re: [WISPA] Radio Seperation

2009-06-14 Thread RickG
in the past. -RickG On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Michael Bairdm...@tc3net.com wrote: Well I'm using BulletHP's, but I have them on other towers, and they work fine. I have the Ubiquity 3.4 firmware on them, it's not the radio's,  not the antenna's, it's definitely something with this tower

Re: [WISPA] Radio Seperation

2009-06-18 Thread RickG
On that note. Can lightning protectors go partially bad or are they like a fuse and either work or not? -RickG On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.comwrote: Even so, the performance should be the same both ways, not tx vs. rx. I still think he needs to look

Re: [WISPA] Radio Seperation

2009-06-18 Thread RickG
Ya, I've seen that too. I actually meant the coax units. -RickG On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.comwrote: I know cat5 surge supressors go partially bad. On 6/18/09, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: On that note. Can lightning protectors go partially

Re: [WISPA] MiniPCI Radio Cards

2009-06-19 Thread RickG
Does the XR2/5 work in a WRAP or WAR or both? -RickG On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.comwrote: I like Ubnt cards - the xr2 and xr5. I think it is a bit more then the compex cards but well worth it. On 6/19/09, Jeremy Parr jeremyp...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [WISPA] 2 set of bullet5's and 2 hp2524's + LACP = Problems?

2009-06-25 Thread RickG
As many have responded the signal is way too high. Also, I'm curious if you have the Bullets in 'bridge mode' or 'route mode'? -RickG On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Ryan Gheringrgher...@gmail.com wrote: Hello all, I got an issue that I haven't delt with before. note we HAVE done

Re: [WISPA] residential repeater site contract

2009-06-25 Thread RickG
All good points. I put a box complete with power and ethernet switch on the outside of HWSC so I can control everything. I also try to stay away from roof top mounts. I'd rather be on a grain silo, short tower., or even a barn than track on someone's shingles. -RickG On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:34

Re: [WISPA] residential repeater site contract

2009-06-25 Thread RickG
You're welcome! Use at your own risk. This was originally from a lawyer approved tower agreement and edited to provide for a simple contract for residential repeaters. They need simple! All that fine print overwhelms them! -RickG On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:00 PM, sa...@jeffcosoho.comsa

Re: [WISPA] Bullets

2009-06-26 Thread RickG
Dead ones wont help in Iran :) -RickG On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Charles Wyblechar...@thewybles.com wrote: If your in Iran, you could probably use both. Josh Luthman wrote: We talking copper or Ubiquiti..? On 6/26/09, jree...@18-30chat.net jree...@18-30chat.net wrote: Anyone have

Re: [WISPA] Bullets

2009-06-26 Thread RickG
Since they've only been out since December, I'd assume all Bullets are still under manufacturers warranty? But, while on the subject - Is it possible to get the end caps and plugs? -RickG On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:11 PM, jree...@18-30chat.netjree...@18-30chat.net wrote: Anyone have some dead

Re: [WISPA] OT, pesky email stuff

2009-06-26 Thread RickG
Cost? On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Pat O'Connorp...@inlandnet.com wrote: We're switching to this over this weekend. http://www.redcondor.com/products/appliances.htm rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: One of the things I've done in the spam war is to use something called ASSP, which is

Re: [WISPA] OT, pesky email stuff

2009-06-26 Thread RickG
I have thought about this many times as well. I couldnt make a clean break so I practically keep it a secret that we offer it. They only get our email if they ask. Now, if we can drop the electrical storms!!! -RickG On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Robert Westrobert.w...@just-micro.com wrote

Re: [WISPA] OT, pesky email stuff

2009-06-26 Thread RickG
How long have you been using them? Has it worked out well? -RickG On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: I use Gmail for ISPs.  Minimal support. On 6/26/09, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: Email?  We don't need no stinkin' email! We

Re: [WISPA] Bullets

2009-06-27 Thread RickG
They have for me. I suppose they wouldnt if it were obvious such as with burn marks, etc. I will say one thing, their RMA process is slow. They must be busy. -RickG On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 5:44 PM, jree...@18-30chat.netjree...@18-30chat.net wrote: Will they cover damage caused by power issues? I

Re: [WISPA] Bullets

2009-06-27 Thread RickG
I've gotten them from several different sources. Does it matter? -RickG On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Michael Bairdm...@tc3net.com wrote: Where did you get them? We've returned defective units without issue to Ubiquity. They are very responsive. Have you asked these questions

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations

2009-06-28 Thread RickG
How far do you need to go? -RickG On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Robert Westrobert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: I'm in need to replace some older Omni antennas, 2.4 and 5.8, to connect to a Mikrotik 600a.  Running the R52H cards for both bands with a dish for the 5.8 backhaul..  I'm

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations

2009-06-29 Thread RickG
I wouldnt use an omni to go 10 miles. Why not sector? -RickG On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Robert Westrobert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: Would like to get 10 miles out of it for overlap but can go less. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations

2009-06-30 Thread RickG
You taught me Marlon :) What I take home from you is: Stay away from omni antennas unless they are low gain. Sectors are better. Keep power low. No amps. etc, etc. Doesnt using an omni to go 15 miles invite a lot of interference? (Still learning) -RickG On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Marlon

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Performance

2009-06-30 Thread RickG
After my last comment on this about the omni, I'm hesitant to give out advise but here it goes anyway: My worst operating tower is quad-sectored. With 2.4GHz it's best to stick with tri-sectors since you only have 3 non-over channels. Just my two cents worth... -RickG On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:46

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Performance

2009-06-30 Thread RickG
Thats a great idea! Of course, you gotta have equipment that supports smaller channels. Egads, another items for my to do list! Thanks! -RickG On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: That's assuming you're using 2.4 and 20mhz channels.  I feel it is only

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Performance

2009-06-30 Thread RickG
WRAP/StarOSv2 On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: What 802.11 gear doesn't?  Tranzeo maybe..? On 6/30/09, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: Thats a great idea! Of course, you gotta have equipment that supports smaller channels. Egads, another

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Performance

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
It must be a v3 thing. I've never seen such that option with v2. -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Michael Bairdm...@tc3net.com wrote: It does, in fact I'm pretty sure they were the first to have it, he calls it channel cloaking. Regards Michael Baird StarOS doesn't?  Huh didn't see

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
upgrade :) -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Marlon K. Schafero...@odessaoffice.com wrote: That really depends Rick. The down side to an omni is that it picks up noise from all directions.  In some places though, there isn't that much noise so it's no big deal. They are also low gain so

Re: [WISPA] Problem with an NS2 running the latest firmware

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
to bridge mode the connection had been stable. Any ideas? -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM, os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Though I'd pass this along. I have an NS2 I'm running as AP (Station AP, Bridge) which has been running for almost two months. I upgraded to the latest firmware, v3.4rc

Re: [WISPA] WE HAVE NOFA

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
With more strings than an orchestra! -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Charles Wyblechar...@thewybles.com wrote: http://is.gd/1ktef WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Problem with an NS2 running the latest firmware

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
Same IP. Rather than cause the customer issues, I went for the sure thing and bridged it. I'll bench test another unit and see how it does. -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Josh Luthmanj...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote: The DHCP provided by the NS2 was providing different IPs? I couldn't

Re: [WISPA] Problem with an NS2 running the latest firmware

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
Ubiquiti's OS is supposed to be good stuff. I do like the look feel. For support, warranty, and other reasons, you really should stick with what comes on the box. -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Charles Wyblechar...@thewybles.com wrote: OpenWRT. :) I refuse to run stock firmware on my

Re: [WISPA] Problem with an NS2 running the latest firmware

2009-07-01 Thread RickG
I also wish they would move faster on RMA's! Their return process is not very good and you cant reach them by phone. -RickG On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM, os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I'm not sure that would offer total immunity from the manufacturer. I know from rolling some of my own firmware

Re: [WISPA] WE HAVE NOFA

2009-07-02 Thread RickG
Thats on the technical side. What about the accounting side? Does the government want to control your company? -RickG On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 2:52 AM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: We've been talking about on Member's list. The worst thing I saw about it was 3G cellular

Re: [WISPA] WE HAVE NOFA

2009-07-03 Thread RickG
Do you really think it will deter the RBOC's? -RickG On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: I dont think so, no. All in all, I think there requirements are fair. They also deter some companies from applying, that we'd rather not have apply. (Aka RBOC

Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations

2009-07-04 Thread RickG
, but they do have their drawbacks. marlon - Original Message - From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:36 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Antenna Recommendations Your question was my next one! I'm told that properly set up

[WISPA] ethernet surge protection

2009-07-07 Thread RickG
direction or does it not matter? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] ethernet surge protection

2009-07-07 Thread RickG
Ah ha! Makes sense. Thanks! -RickG On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Eje Gustafssone...@wisp-router.com wrote: Uhm the ZS series is not designed for PoE application and has a clamp normally of 12v. You need the MJ8 series with the appropriate clamp level. The MJ8 series is designed for PoE

Re: [WISPA] Verizon DSL

2009-07-08 Thread RickG
North Korea hackers... On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Steve Barnesst...@pcswin.com wrote: Our Local Verizon DSL is having all kinds of problems today not being able to see all websites or email servers.  Anyone else seeing this issue? Not going to Network Solutions hosting or iXWEBHOSTING.

Re: [WISPA] http://www.ilient.com/

2009-07-10 Thread RickG
Actually, more helpful would be their prciing :) -RickG On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Jerry Richardsonjrichard...@aircloud.com wrote: thought this might be useful for some. WISPA Wants You! Join today! http

Re: [WISPA] NTIA Seeks Volunteers to Review Broadband Applications

2009-07-10 Thread RickG
Then they could call it PECAN. Phone Exchange Carriers Against Wireless. -RickG On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Eric Merkel (Mail Lists)ejmerkel.li...@gmail.com wrote: Sounds like a good job for ACORN. They've done very well at finding volunteers for election fraud and such. ;) === Eric

Re: [WISPA] http://www.ilient.com/

2009-07-11 Thread RickG
That covers 100 customers. I'm wondering what the cost for more is. Thanks! -RickG On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Ryan Gheringrgher...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.sysaid.com/free-help-desk-software.htm There is the free edition.. On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 1:55 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com

Re: [WISPA] URGENT need contact for Mikrotik Parts near southwestOhio

2009-07-11 Thread RickG
protector, etc. -RickG On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: What I'm amazed about is how many good stocking distributors there are now of Mikrotik and OEM Wifi Parts. It used to be hard to find someone to buy from. Now, Its REALLY HARD to choose between who

Re: [WISPA] URGENT need contact for Mikrotik Parts near southwest Ohio

2009-07-11 Thread RickG
Those are the challenges in this business. I'm glad it worked out. -RickG On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Brian Rohrbacherbr...@reliableinter.net wrote: I also woke to a site being down (5 actually because they are fed thru the one that got it). I lost an omni (big hole in it), switch, 433ah

Re: [WISPA] URGENT need contact for Mikrotik Parts near southwest Ohio

2009-07-12 Thread RickG
Amen to that! -RickG On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Travis Johnsont...@ida.net wrote: Josh, You may want to consider having spares of this equipment on hand for future problems. We keep enough spares to replace an entire tower (licensed backhaul, AP's, UPS, rebooters, etc.) in our tower

Re: [WISPA] Autoreply: Wireless Digest, Vol 19, Issue 13

2009-07-13 Thread RickG
Glad to know this! On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM, d...@ctg3.com wrote: Greetings. I will be out of town July 13th-17th. During this time I will be checking email in the evenings but my responses may be delayed. If your matter is urgent: For  quote requests, send email to

Re: [WISPA] POE Switch box

2009-07-15 Thread RickG
Nice find. Any idea of cost? -RickG On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Faisal Imtiazfai...@snappydsl.net wrote: I think you are looking for something like this.. http://www.inscapedata.com/lps.htm Regards Faisal Imtiaz Computer Office Solutions Inc. /SnappyDSL.net Ph: (305) 663-5518 x

Re: [WISPA] Verify Link Analysis

2009-07-16 Thread RickG
Does he retn or own the ballon? On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM, NGLn...@ngl.net wrote: One of my customers uses a 7 ft balloon filled with helium with a remote control pan, tilt,  zoom plus a camera to do aerial photography. That would work. NGL

Re: [WISPA] Question re: WISP for sale

2009-07-17 Thread RickG
In addition, tower rights (or lack thereof) is a big consideration. -RickG On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Tom DeReggiwirelessn...@rapiddsl.net wrote: I disagree with comments relating to X times annual revenue. I think the issue is more that buyers are realizing that in this market

Re: [WISPA] Dual Nstreme using XR3

2009-07-18 Thread RickG
Travis, what type of antennas do you have on this link? -RickG On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Travis Johnsont...@ida.net wrote: I have a 73 mile link using Mikrotik with SR5 cards using a 20mhz channel. I can get 26Mbps (compared with 30Mbps on a 10 mile link). A single 20mhz channel

Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo TR-5800 Access

2009-07-18 Thread RickG
Throw a few on the 'barbee' for me too mate! -RickG On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 8:06 AM, Jeremy Parrjeremyp...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/7/17 Jeremy Parr jeremyp...@gmail.com: I have a few used TR-5800s that I do not know the IP address so. Any tricks to locating it? The MAC address is worn off

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