Re: [WISPA] MicroTik HWMPplus mesh?

2010-06-20 Thread Clint Ricker
Inline On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Fred Goldstein fgoldst...@ionary.com wrote: At 6/20/2010 12:32 AM, Faisal Imtiaz wrote: You know your stuff in-side out, hands down there is no argument about that :) Thanks. :-) Getting back to your original quest... You are going to find the

Re: [WISPA] Urgently need 2 Zx SFP's

2010-05-26 Thread Clint Ricker
Some switches don't work well with copper SFPs because they draw more power. On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Brad Belton b...@belwave.com wrote: To be a bit more specific, we haven't had any issues with our generic fiber SX, LX and ZX SFPs, but the copper GigE SFPs do not seem to work.  It's

Re: [WISPA] T1 pci card

2009-11-18 Thread Clint Ricker
In a word: don't. T1s are incredibly dependent upon timing, and due to technical issues, PCs don't really do this well. They generally work but are typically plagued by lockups / higher error rates than traditional TDM hardware. On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net

Re: [WISPA] 8 Fiber Port Managed Switch

2009-11-17 Thread Clint Ricker
Unless space is a major issue, it is usually much more economical to get a copper managed switch and use media converters to go from copper to fiber. -Clint Ricker On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM, can...@believewireless.net p...@believewireless.net wrote: Anyone know of an affordable 8 port

Re: [WISPA] 8 Fiber Port Managed Switch

2009-11-17 Thread Clint Ricker
Also, if this is for use for customers, a side benefit is that the the media converter on the CPE end can be used as a good demarc point from which you can do some basic monitoring. This is a fairly common practice for companies doing metro Ethernet offerings. -Clint Ricker On Tue, Nov 17

Re: [WISPA] IPTV -- Anyone doing it?

2009-11-11 Thread Clint Ricker
You can roll your own middleware until you have to deal with encryption. Most IPTV settop boxes are provisioned via bootp to push out the OS and the channel maps, so it is a trivial matter to provision a STB on your own. Encryption, however, complicates matters a lot and, as Jayson mentioned, even

Re: [WISPA] IPTV -- Anyone doing it?

2009-11-11 Thread Clint Ricker
Most of the processing stuff can be done on Linux with VLC and/or FFMpeg (for IP to ASI conversion, transcoding/transrating, etc...) -Clint Ricker On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM, Blake Covarrubias bl...@beamspeed.comwrote: We're operate a small cable TV company in a minor section of our

Re: [WISPA] IPTV -- Anyone doing it?

2009-11-11 Thread Clint Ricker
If you're skeptical about putting $50k into IPTV, you probably need to be looking elsewhere. Even rolling your own, it can easily run you more than that. Satellite receivers are expensive. ASI to IP conversion is expensive. The likely upgrades to your network to handle the increased load is

Re: [WISPA] DMCA - copyright infringement

2009-11-10 Thread Clint Ricker
CALEA does require that you be able to identify subscribers by IP address and, as necessary take captures. So, once this data is collected for CALEA compliance purposes (as is mandatory), then it can be used in other legal proceedings. However, I don't see how a service provider has to provide

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Internet Access Deemed a Legal Right

2009-10-16 Thread Clint Ricker
), then a few hundred dollars a year, if that, per household for Internet is a bargain. -Clint Ricker On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Jayson Baker jay...@spectrasurf.comwrote: My thoughts exactly. A human right. Duh? On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Josh Luthman j

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-25 Thread Clint Ricker
? On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.comwrote: Tell that to espn. marlon - Original Message - From: Clint Ricker cric...@kentnis.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:52 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA

Re: [WISPA] The Net Neutrality speech we've all been waiting for

2009-09-24 Thread Clint Ricker
economic consequences.) Where has any statement been made regarding prioritization being ok? Thanks, -Clint Ricker On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.netwrote: Right, which is why I phrased it that way. You can't deprioritize anything, but you can prioritize

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-24 Thread Clint Ricker
on triple play packages over your way. -Clint Ricker On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: This is imminent. The questions is: whose network? -RickG On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: One thing you can bank

Re: [WISPA] The Net Neutrality speech we've all been waiting for

2009-09-24 Thread Clint Ricker
by potential increases in profitability for the content producing side of the house. You, on the other hand, have nothing to gain here. You thought CALEA was bad? -Clint Ricker On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Curtis Maurand cmaur...@xyonet.com wrote: Take a look at the third

Re: [WISPA] The Net Neutrality speech we've all been waiting for

2009-09-24 Thread Clint Ricker
, unrestrained by having a big cash cow of existing T1 customers, would have made that space a lot more interesting. -Clint Ricker On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:27 AM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.comwrote: One question Clint. If you go all the way back to the FCC Computer Inquiries Acts I, II, and III

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-23 Thread Clint Ricker
For the mainstream ISPs (the big RBOCs and MSOs), their bandwidth costs are very, very low and are a small fraction of their overall costs. However, that statement does ignore the costs of perpetually upgrading their network to handle larger volumes of bandwidth. From a cost perspective, that is

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
private networks, then they have to do it on land that they own or that they compensate the government for appropriately--current pole attachment rates and so forth are not applicable to companies that are wanting to build out solely private networks. -Clint Ricker On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 5

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
Then don't run a business that is essential a utility. On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.netwrote: I'm pretty safe with my opinion. Get the hell out of my business, government. BTW: Hulu is owned by ABC, NBC, Fox, and the tech company that came up with

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
as to whether they are using bit torrent, hulu, usenet, or whatever. -Clint Ricker On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Curtis Maurand cmaur...@xyonet.com wrote: I think you're all jumping to conclusions. There will be modifications. You will probably find that you'll be able to limit outgoing

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
want to maximize your profits at the expense of the public). Telecommunication providers are guests on public right of ways, and the government has every right to put restrictions to ensure that their guests operate with some vague pretension of public interest. -Clint Ricker On Tue, Sep 22, 2009

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
when they try to use it twice a month. -Clint Ricker On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote: Okay. Isn't this what most of us already do in our Terms Of Service notice? So if it's just a matter of notification then the issue would be void on day one

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
if you actually only use them like routers and don't have them do anything above layer 3. -Clint Ricker On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.comwrote: If you've designed your network to any degree of sanity, that 1MB of traffic transmitted over BitTorrent

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread Clint Ricker
and as reasonable and fair as it can get. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Clint Ricker Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:55 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality The key words

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Clint Ricker
Platypus is probably the best of the lot. Good support, very easy to self-extend in terms of auto-provisioning, very powerful, and good interface. Also includes helpdesk / etc... so it's a single, well integrated package. Very stable and reliable as well. On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM,

Re: [WISPA] ARTICLE - What's the U.S. Doing Wrong with Broadband ?

2009-03-15 Thread Clint Ricker
Want to truly take nothing? Seriously? The mere existence of the Internet is due to government funding. The wires that connect your little corner of Oregon to the great wide world? Probably wouldn't have happened without government subsidies. The same is true around the world. A lot of the

Re: [WISPA] Anyone on the east cost need a 100' ladder truck?

2009-02-25 Thread Clint Ricker
Insurance rates would depend on how often you use the sirens when late to an appointment. -Clint Ricker On Feb 25, 2009, at 12:53 AM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: Wouldnt that be fun! But, I can only imagine what the insurance would run. -RickG On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Re: [WISPA] What does this mean to wisps?

2009-02-20 Thread Clint Ricker
Charter failing and other telco's / cable companies succeeding isn't business model per-se (they all have, at some level, the same business model) but is more likely the mundane issues that usually lead to business success or failure -- execution, etc... -Clint Ricker On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Re: [WISPA] Push to install Mobile Broadband on laptops

2008-10-01 Thread Clint Ricker
little economy of scale involved, even by the largest of manufacturers. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: The only idea that comes to my mind is for professionally-operated small operators to somehow partner

Re: [WISPA] Preventing backwards router problems

2008-09-04 Thread Clint Ricker
, -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Canopy NAT and bootP filtering works like a champ to stop the mistake from causing problems upstream. - Original Message - From: Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] Network Monitor

2008-08-01 Thread Clint Ricker
forth. It also has some very powerful report generation tools if you need to demonstrate SLA compliance, etc. Mostly web-based, although has some text backend configuration stuff if you really want to do some tweaking / customization. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Re: [WISPA] Network Monitor

2008-08-01 Thread Clint Ricker
, Aug 1, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've never used the DUDE, and probably won't because I generally go out of my way to avoid non-browser based multi-user applications. Somewhat of a philosophical bias, but avoids installation / platform / software / random

Re: [WISPA] multiple gateway question in mesh scenario

2008-06-15 Thread Clint Ricker
, tunneled over a layer 3 infrastructure. Scalabiity and stability are the 2 concerns of a service provider, and both are very weak at layer 2 of any size.. -Clint Ricker On Jun 15, 2008, at 21:00, Matt Hardy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 20:52 -0400, Matt Hardy wrote

Re: [WISPA] Future

2008-04-23 Thread Clint Ricker
Travis, Just a few notes on the economics of this (and, why I think single play providers are in trouble): The ARPU for triple play is generally considerably above $100 per month, most figures put this around $160 per month on an industry basis. Typically, churn is considerably lower as well for

Re: [WISPA] Feasibility of a non-profit WISP

2008-04-06 Thread Clint Ricker
at all--not scalable at all and horrible performance. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Japhy Bartlett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've gotten a couple private responses to this thread, so I'd like to throw out a few more things: The overwhelming advice

Re: [WISPA] For those using IPTrack

2008-04-04 Thread Clint Ricker
if you're comfortable with that sort of thing. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM, rabbtux rabbtux [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: did you ever get this resolved? On Wed, Jan 9, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Andrew Niemantsverdriet [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am trying a new install

Re: [WISPA] Comcast will also be offering up to 50 Mbps

2008-04-04 Thread Clint Ricker
will typically be a lot less refined in this process, so it will likely impact a lot higher percentage of their customers. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just want to point out a couple things... up to 50 Mbps means anywhere from

Re: [WISPA] pppoe server, Redback capability of other solutions?

2008-02-07 Thread Clint Ricker
Also, if you need help with Redback, just ask around. There's a lot of people with a lot of experience with those guys. Faisal from SnappyDSL who posted earlier could point you in the right direction and hook you up with plenty of spare hardware and setup information if desired. Clint Ricker

Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New WiMAX Service

2008-01-11 Thread Clint Ricker
that it isn't is an entirely different matter, and one that I don't advocate and, in the end, is very detrimental. I think it comes down to the deliverables, in that sense. Thanks, Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Jan 11, 2008 11:56 AM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: First, two thumbs up

Re: [WISPA] One Ring Networks To Rollout New WiMAX Service

2008-01-10 Thread Clint Ricker
products...and, that involves communication. Using language that people can understand sells products and, in the end, gets more truth across--if that is your objective here--by actually communicating with people as opposed to using language that people just don't understand--nor care to. -Clint Ricker

Re: [WISPA] Issues with MACs

2007-12-20 Thread Clint Ricker
This sounds a lot like an Mtu issue. Either drop the Mtu on the macs or raise it on your gear. (probably best to lower on their gear to start). - Clint Ricker On Dec 20, 2007, at 6:46 PM, John Valenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I use an older Mac Powerbook and just setup a new Mac Mini

Re: [WISPA] PHP Helpdesk

2007-12-19 Thread Clint Ricker
It's definitely not an install for people who don't have a lot of unix experience; it is a little troublesome even with a lot of experience. That said, most of the people I know who do the paid support have a good experience. -Clint On Dec 19, 2007 1:10 PM, Ty Carter Lightwave Communications

Re: [WISPA] tranzeo challenges

2007-12-13 Thread Clint Ricker
If you haven't already, it would probably be worth: 1. Checking whether the port is showing up on a physical layer (do you have link on the switch?) 2. Check whether you are seeing mac addresses on the port (on Cisco switches, show mac-address-table). This does require a managed switch. -Clint

Re: [WISPA] What basic ROI do you target?

2007-12-01 Thread Clint Ricker
Tom, some good points. Blair, a valid point as well--often, getting _too_ caught up in the numbers early on can be way to time consuming relevant to resources. However, proper accounting doesn't need to be all that time consuming, and, in the end, is the difference between a profitable business

Re: [WISPA] OT: Asterisk

2007-11-25 Thread Clint Ricker
Eric, I don't know of any in the grandstream price range. The Cisco stuff (186) and the adtran gear are very rock solid but pricey; linksys (rebranded sipura Atas are more affordable for soho use pricewise and are quite stable as well) - Clint Ricker On Nov 24, 2007, at 9:18 AM, Eric

Re: [WISPA] OT: Asterisk

2007-11-24 Thread Clint Ricker
I'd recommend actually just getting an external SIP ATA for starters (basically the same idea, but in an external network device that you connect to over the LAN via SIP. Asterisk can be quite randomly finicky about hardware sometimes and there's a lot of motherboard chipsets out there that

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-23 Thread Clint Ricker
Just out of curiousity, all of you who have AP problems because of bit torrent: what APs are you using? Thanks, Clint On Nov 22, 2007 11:41 PM, Scottie Arnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I put a connection limit on all traffic from ports 1024-65535, because the torrent has to use a connection

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-20 Thread Clint Ricker
The Comcast deal has very little to do with traffic prioritization except for the regulatory liability of ineptness. The Comcast deal, using Sandvine gear, actually _actively_ disrupts the service by inserting spoofed packets into the TCP stream, which is a far cry from the best effort philosophy

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-20 Thread Clint Ricker
On Nov 20, 2007 11:17 AM, George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Clint Ricker wrote: Traffic prioritization is MUCH different than blocking, rate limiting, or, in the comcast case, actively disrupting service. What if I want to sell various plans each with specific terms? To simplify

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-20 Thread Clint Ricker
recommendation is to back Comcast. George Clint Ricker wrote: Sam and Matt, very well said. To the rest: If you are petitioning the FCC in union with the cable companies and telcos, you are screwing your future and help your competition. You can't win by the rules that they make

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-20 Thread Clint Ricker
What's Lingo/Slingbox/Netflix/Vonage/etc/etc/etc's cut every time you sign up a customer who is getting Internet access to get to Lingo / Slingbox / Netflix? You are making money off of them--no one gets Internet access to get to access to their ISPs portal and only their ISPs portal. What you

Re: [WISPA] P2P Countermeasures

2007-11-20 Thread Clint Ricker
) it can't use one of the above methods, it will just rely on the other two with the liability of less accurate results (resulting in some targetted traffic passing unfiltered and some untargetted traffic getting dropped). - Clint Ricker On Nov 20, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Jeff Broadwick [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-19 Thread Clint Ricker
that I'm not willing to discuss in a public forum. Thanks, Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Nov 18, 2007 10:44 PM, Matt Larsen - Lists [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My strong feeling is that the free market approach is by far the best approach to the Network Neutrality/Network Management

Re: [WISPA] vlans

2007-11-19 Thread Clint Ricker
will also need to create virtual interfaces for each vlan on the router and setup IPs and routing for each virtual interface. Feel free to ping me offline if you need more assistance. Thanks, Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On Nov 18, 2007 11:47 PM, Ryan Langseth [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-19 Thread Clint Ricker
access to larger markets, more subscribers is a better route for _so_ many reasons and has the nice benefit of making bandwidth much cheaper on a per-subscriber basis--increased oversubscription ratios combined with lower bandwidth costs. Thanks, -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Nov 19, 2007 12

Re: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-19 Thread Clint Ricker
to ensure that it operates under some pretense of public interest. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Nov 19, 2007 12:47 PM, George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm not buying it. Yes, we as service providers have a right to determine th service level agreements we want to set

Re: [WISPA] On-Call Compensation

2007-11-14 Thread Clint Ricker
of companies do have manditory on-call that is not (directly) compensated so you aren't necessarily atypical if you don't directly compensate or you only do a token amount. Just keep in mind that you will decrease job satisfaction. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On Nov 14, 2007 12

Re: [WISPA] Politics as Usual

2007-10-28 Thread Clint Ricker
Inline as well :) On 10/27/07, Sam Tetherow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Inline. Clint Ricker wrote: To be honest, I don't agree with providers restricting traffic on a per-protocol basis, with, perhaps, the exception of SMB ports (137-139 445) simply because there very few people

Re: [WISPA] Politics as Usual

2007-10-27 Thread Clint Ricker
To be honest, I don't agree with providers restricting traffic on a per-protocol basis, with, perhaps, the exception of SMB ports (137-139 445) simply because there very few people legitimately uses SMB over WAN outside of a VPN. The problem with allowing any blocking, even with full disclosure,

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth, Best place.

2007-10-01 Thread Clint Ricker
How many megs and where are you currently picking it up / getting it delivered? -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 10/1/07, Mike Bushard, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I figured I would start a new thread for this. My question is with this type of thing happening, what would be the best way

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth, Best place.

2007-10-01 Thread Clint Ricker
Ricker Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:41 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth, Best place. How many megs and where are you currently picking it up / getting it delivered? -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 10/1/07, Mike Bushard, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I

Re: [WISPA] Cable network for Internet, VoIP and Video distribution

2007-09-25 Thread Clint Ricker
instead of out the HFC plant, but that doesn't seem to be what you're looking for... What problem are you trying to solve? I'm assuming there is some reason why you aren't just using IP wireless links directly to the customers -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/25/07, Javier Arigita

Re: [WISPA] Locustworld meshes?

2007-09-16 Thread Clint Ricker
shots, etc..., etc.. Their answer, for better or worse, is just throw enough units in there that can more or less sort the mess out for themselves. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies Please follow my train of thought for a second. When using directional antennas

Re: [WISPA] Locustworld meshes?

2007-09-16 Thread Clint Ricker
is desirable. The Meraki's are designed, in the end, to be used in environments where you do little to no link engineering. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On 9/15/07, chris cooper [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Id be interested to see how they worked with high gain directional antennas

Re: [WISPA] Locustworld meshes?

2007-09-15 Thread Clint Ricker
on multiple unreliable links to synthisize a reliable connection is problematic on other levels, since, if your network topology changes pretty frequently, you'll get packets coming in out of order and so forth... Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies

Re: [WISPA] Legal Charges used in Malicious Interference Situations

2007-09-13 Thread Clint Ricker
Dustin from one of the WISPs down in Florida related a couple of years back the following solution that had worked for him in such situations: 1. Go to the offending provider 2. Relate to them that, if they proceed, they will drive your customers away 3. After which point, you will have nothing

Re: [WISPA] Legal Charges used in Malicious Interference Situations

2007-09-13 Thread Clint Ricker
this clears this up; again, for the record, I wasn't advocating retalitory strike or even really threatening a retalitory strike, but simply having a conversation explaining that there is no win-lose situation based on malicious business practices, simply, in the end, lose-lose. -Clint Ricker

Re: [WISPA] IP Assignments

2007-09-12 Thread Clint Ricker
There is some theoretical problems; I've not seen it, though, and have had to announce /24's on a different provider for remote pops in the past. On 9/12/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I guess that's a good point. I may be able to get it, but will it be routable? - Mike

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-11 Thread Clint Ricker
, the more you can do this sort of thing. In aggregate, Independent ISPs have quite an impressive footprint, and can offer an on-net (as a whole) offering to larger business clients that is rivals many of the national guys. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/11/07, Matt Liotta [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-11 Thread Clint Ricker
Not to mention that you can possibly use these intermediate hops as pops for future expansion On 9/11/07, Matt Liotta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Forrest W. Christian wrote: Knowing what I know about the territory out here is that when Microserv said (paraphrasing) 200 miles is the cheap

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
schools, muni needs, etc... 3. Bundling services--use the same pipe for more services 4. Don't even mention bandwidth in your advertising; market to your strengths, not your weaknesses... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/10/07, Forrest W. Christian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sam Tetherow

[WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
If there was a fairly turnkey solution to providing television service over your networks (ie IPTV), would you be interested? -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies ** Join us at the WISPA Reception at 6:30 PM

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
is not quite viable for ultra-rural WISPs because of really low densities and so forth. In areas with higher densities (definitely MDU), it is viable and deployable -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/10/07, Brad Belton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Agreed, but IMO just not quite ready for prime

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
service providers. I'm interested in seeing if this is of interest to a large enough userbase through WISPs to make it worth the effort in building in support for those customers... -Clint Ricker On 9/10/07, Matt Liotta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Brad Belton wrote: Correct, we see the same

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
network usage. For most customers, asymetrical is perfectly fine, especially for residential... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies ** Join us at the WISPA Reception at 6:30 PM on October the 16th 2007 at ISPCON

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Not to be overly provocative here, but why are you paying $60/meg? You're a trade organization...make deals with each other, share your upstream peers, buy in bulk, and get your $60/meg to $30/meg, $20/meg, or even lower... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/10/07, George Rogato [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
: Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 4:18 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not) Not to be overly provocative here, but why are you paying $60/meg? You're a trade organization...make deals

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
possible to deliver a good IPTV service to customers. Clint Ricker -Kentnis Technologies On 9/10/07, Brad Belton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Please expand a bit more on your offering. Inquiring minds want to know. Best, Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto

Re: [WISPA] BGP Engineering

2007-09-05 Thread Clint Ricker
-ethernet product is usually the most cost effective if you're dealing with 100Mb/s or more, smaller connections change the economics drastically... Clint Ricker -Kentnis Tecnologies On 9/5/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My upstream isn't very routing friendly. They're also having some

Re: [WISPA] BGP Engineering

2007-09-05 Thread Clint Ricker
your network and your customer base to kill it over a few hundred a month. If you're too strapped for cash to get good connections, spend the time growing revenue (ie sales/marketing) rather than cutting costs... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technology On 9/5/07, Jeff Broadwick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [WISPA] BGP Engineering

2007-09-05 Thread Clint Ricker
, you can probably get 5 megs for about $800 or so that would be a lot more accomidating than your current setup. What's the address and npa/nxx of your pop? Thanks, -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/5/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: $150 for a meg, though I've routinely hit 5

Re: [WISPA] Reverse DNS troubles

2007-09-05 Thread Clint Ricker
extra IP addresses for fairly cheap; contact me off list if interested. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies Cheers, J On 9/4/07, Ryan Langseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since you are on their network, I would simply relay the email through their server, the lookup will be sent through

Re: [WISPA] In support of legal operation

2007-09-04 Thread Clint Ricker
deductions on their IRS filings? Where does this stop -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/3/07, Zack Kneisley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John, List.. anyone else really. I was trying not to get into a discussion at a 12 year old level. I merely support anyone who feels that they want

Re: [WISPA] Reverse DNS troubles

2007-09-04 Thread Clint Ricker
or an outsourced basis. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/4/07, Mark Nash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You must deal with whoever is authoritative in that address space, probably your immediate upstream provider. Mark Nash UnwiredOnline.Net 350 Holly Street Junction City, OR 97448 http

Re: [WISPA] Reverse DNS troubles

2007-09-04 Thread Clint Ricker
Well, sure. Either get your mail server on IP space that does have RDNS entries that you can get correctly set or route (via smarthost options) through providers that do. On 9/4/07, Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, sure. Either get your mail server on IP space that does have RDNS

Re: [WISPA] In support of legal operation

2007-09-03 Thread Clint Ricker
about how their way is the best route to take. If you want to make WISPA a respectable organization, spend your time getting customers and building better networks, not prattling on and on about LEGAL MATTERS IN A PUBLIC FORUM... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/3/07, J. Vogel [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Managed IT Service

2007-08-15 Thread Clint Ricker
businesses that have some sense pay more to get better quality...in some sense, if you price yourself higher, you price yourself into the good customers. You also give yourself the money to do it well... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 8/15/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does

Re: [WISPA] Managed IT Service

2007-08-15 Thread Clint Ricker
low labor costs to have any sort of a profit margins... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 8/15/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Currently it is only myself, so I pocket 100% of it. I'll expand upon my thoughts not to defend my price, but to say where I'm coming from

Re: [WISPA] Re: How FCC screwed USA boradband

2007-08-08 Thread Clint Ricker
and use wireless primarily as a backhaul as your business model?). Still, I do know of some fairly rural fiber guys out there who make some pretty good money, so it is doable. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies Every notice also, how they tend to whine about how there is no competition, then brag

Re: [WISPA] Managing your network on the go-go-go!

2007-08-07 Thread Clint Ricker
an environment that will let you get stuff done, not screw yourself over. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 8/7/07, Matt Liotta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David E. Smith wrote: Ah, but I'm at the baseball game. At best, my laptop's in my car. (If I felt like putting up with traffic, that means

Re: [WISPA] Business Networking International

2007-07-30 Thread Clint Ricker
effective by just creating those relationships outside of such an organization...ie start talking to commercial real estate agents, developers, etc... and set up your own referral program and pay them commission for successful leads. Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies In order for it to really work

Re: [WISPA] Business Networking International

2007-07-30 Thread Clint Ricker
and good margins. (IE you are doing a lot of bundled PC support or such). If you are primarily an access provider with small margins, it will not be worth the time. -Clint On 7/30/07, Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was a member for about a year. In the end, I left because I felt like

Re: [WISPA] America's Internet Disconnect

2007-07-26 Thread Clint Ricker
in job performance between waiting for fed ex and waiting for an email is night and day. The difference between getting that email in 100 seconds vs. 10 seconds is nothing. They'll still spend MOST of their time DOING something WITH the email! marlon - Original Message - From: Clint Ricker

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's takeonBroadband..

2007-07-26 Thread Clint Ricker
the beginning. Still, for the time being, cable MSOs are in good shape in terms of the actual physical cabling technology and aren't facing the hard physical limits of copper pair like the telcos. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 7/25/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Coax can do 50 gigabit

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCCCommissioner'stakeonBroadband..

2007-07-26 Thread Clint Ricker
for commercial customers in MTUs. Doesn't really make sense for resi or small business environment. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 7/26/07, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes. It costs about the same labor to run anything and the material cost doesn't vary much either. - Mike Hammett

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-25 Thread Clint Ricker
-- Forwarded message -- From: Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 14:40:19 -0400 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband.. I think you missed my point here. My

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-24 Thread Clint Ricker
is manditory, there really doesn't need to be much more regulation. Don't like ATT? Build your own network...(as most of you are doing). Expand. Grow. Acquire customers...you know, compete and all that sort of good capitalistic stuff... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 7/24/07, Peter R

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-24 Thread Clint Ricker
, be it voice, video, or office applications, is MUCH more the worry that our Internet connection will be out right when we need to access it (or receive that important call) than the worry that our tubes are too small and will get clogged. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 7/24/07, Sam

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-24 Thread Clint Ricker
people involved in actually building out networks and increasing REAL competition (yes, wireless does fit in there to some degree). Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 7/24/07, Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Clint Ricker wrote: I'll duck after this post, but I by and large tend to agree

Re: [WISPA] Water Tower Mounts

2007-07-12 Thread Clint Ricker
that engineering needs to take into accounts stupid misuse (ie antennas being used as footholds). Still, I don't see how a mounting solution that you were almost surprised that there hadn't been slippage on a year later is a good thing. -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies ps. I'm not against magnets

Re: [WISPA] Copper Plant

2007-06-22 Thread Clint Ricker
across the infrasrtucture as well. As a result, WISPs networks tend to be an entirely best effort approach end to end. Anyway, just some thoughts and ramblings. Back to other stuff for now... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 6/18/07, George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For Last Mile

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