Re: [WISPA] AM radio tower

2009-09-09 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We just finished installing 3 Powerstation 5's and 2 Nanostation 5's on a 160 foot AM tower using an AC power choke fiber to the bottom. We put the POE's and stuff at the top of the tower. - Original Message - From: Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] New UBNT M line, 802.11n without TDMA?

2009-08-26 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Does anyone know if the TDMA slicing is configurable? Like 50/50 up/down, or prioritized Voice/Video? - Original Message - From: e...@wisp-router.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:37 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] New UBNT M line, 802.11n without

[WISPA] Engenius EAP-3660

2009-08-25 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Has anyone used the Engenius EAP-3660 (600mW / 4dbi Smoke Detector style AP) in a hotel/motel environment? Any word on coverage, etc? Will they run open-mesh? Thanks WISPA Wants You! Join today!

Re: [WISPA] NCIC, FIPS, and wireless

2009-07-22 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
It's been several years, but a 128 bit encrypted Citrix over 128 bit PPTP VPN passed FCIC/NCIC audits several years ago, as well as Web based FCIC SSL over 128 bit PPTP XP DUN to Mikrotik VPN is still passing audits via Sprint Wireless (the regular civilian version, not the direct to T1 version

Re: [WISPA] Anyone have NS2 in stock?

2009-06-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We're using a half array (3 NS2, 3 NS5's) to do 180 degree coverage of an area, we get solid links 4 miles away. One link at 2.5 miles to a Mikrotik board gets a -58 signal level. We use 10mhz channels in 5ghz and 20mhz in 2ghz. We don't have enough clients on it yet to really give a good

Re: [WISPA] Anyone have NS2 in stock?

2009-06-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
degrees? Greg On Jun 27, 2009, at 12:21 PM, Doug Ratcliffe wrote: We're using a half array (3 NS2, 3 NS5's) to do 180 degree coverage of an area, we get solid links 4 miles away. One link at 2.5 miles to a Mikrotik board gets a -58 signal level. We use 10mhz channels in 5ghz and 20mhz

Re: [WISPA] Clearwire being sued for poor service, ETFs

2009-04-23 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Clearwire would list coverage available and even if you called to cancel the day after you took your modem home for poor service, they would send out a tech, and even stick your modem in a plastic bag, hanging outside your window 100 feet across your house just to say it works and you wouldn't

Re: [WISPA] Service to Titusville, FL 32780

2009-01-29 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I don't know if Brevard Wireless is on this list, but they're all over that county. brevardwireless.com - Original Message - From: Blair Davis To: WISPA General List Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:50 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Service to Titusville, FL 32780 If you find

[WISPA] Using PPPoE DHCP simultaneously?

2009-01-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I know it's considered bad practice to do this, but I'm transitioning my existing wireless network from DHCP/Static to PPPoE, and I was wondering if there was a technical reason PPPoE DHCP can't co-exist on the same network. Thanks

Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-05 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Brian Rohrbacher Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 9:46 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower Doug Ratcliffe wrote: So now that the entire internet now has figured out which tower I'm talking about (including local competition

Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:09 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower * Doug Ratcliffe wrote, On 1/3/2009 7:33 PM: The tower is a 4-leg self supporting tower, it was built a long time ago, built from what I've heard in the mid 1900's

Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
- Original Message - From: Leon D. Zetekoff, NCE wa4...@backwoodswireless.net To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:09 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower * Doug Ratcliffe wrote, On 1/3/2009 7:33 PM: The tower is a 4-leg self supporting tower

[WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We've had for many years access to a non-live AM radio tower (by non-live, the antennas are mounted on the sides of the tower, insulated, look like long steel cables). For a long time we ran AC to the top, into a small choke/transformer (some little gizmo) that filtered the AM radio signal,

Re: [WISPA] Power Reboot and Meter

2009-01-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
http://www.digital-loggers.com/lpc.html It's more ports but starts at $109... Ours have worked perfect for us over the years. - Original Message - From: Cliff Olle w...@eccentrixtechnologies.com To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 2:39 PM

Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
result then see if that is good enough to meet your needs. jack Doug Ratcliffe wrote: We've had for many years access to a non-live AM radio tower (by non-live, the antennas are mounted on the sides of the tower, insulated, look like long steel cables). For a long time we ran AC to the top

Re: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower

2009-01-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
feet to keep the magnitude of the current low. - Original Message - From: Doug Ratcliffe do...@dwwfl.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:06 PM Subject: [WISPA] POE up AM radio tower We've had for many years access to a non-live AM radio

Re: [WISPA] Potential Dr.'s office asking about our network and HIPAA?

2008-12-23 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
If the Doctor isn't encrypting medical-related data with SSL or VPN before it leaves HIS network, he's violating the HIPAA guidelines. How often does a doctor use a public wi-fi network to check on charts labs from the hospital via a website? The SSL is what makes it compliant, now if you're

Re: [WISPA] TDD GPS Sync in Wifi chipsets ...

2008-12-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
That brings Skypilot back as a viable solution for WISPs again... - Original Message - From: Gino Villarini g...@aeronetpr.com To: motor...@wispa.org; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:47 PM Subject: [WISPA] TDD GPS Sync in Wifi chipsets ...

Re: [WISPA] Where is JAB when we need them

2008-12-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Big question is though, the guys using Redline Alvarion, is their monthly ARPU much higher than the Canopy/Others? - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: wireless@wispa.org Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 1:56 PM Subject: [WISPA] Where is

Re: [WISPA] Where is JAB when we need them

2008-12-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Big question is though, the guys using Redline Alvarion, is their monthly ARPU much higher than the Canopy/Others? - Original Message - From: Chuck McCown [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: wireless@wispa.org Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 1:56 PM Subject: [WISPA] Where is

Re: [WISPA] standoffs

2008-11-05 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We're a computer store so we have zillions of those little threaded metal standoffs used for computer motherboards. I believe Cyberguys sells them in bulk as well, and we just buy the nuts for them from a local hardware store. Just do a search for standoff. Anyone seen a case where

Re: [WISPA] Great Job Mikrotik!!! (Fixed Disconnect)

2008-10-20 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Did this effect 2.9 also, or just 3.x? I still have a lot of 2.9 AP's out there... Not really a complaint but I do have some network anomalies out there that I'm wondering if this is the solution. Also, did this effect standard 802.11 2.4 wifi or just Tranzeo/other CPE types? - Original

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquity mini-pci's worth the cost?

2008-09-30 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I have SR2/5s that I've never replaced that are from the original batch, installed outdoors, running at full power. I love the MMCX connector, and static discharge/lightning, I had a case of a RB133 that fried from a nearby lightning discharge that didn't damage the SR2. All in all, very

Re: [WISPA] your thoughts on opps in Africa?

2008-09-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I just sent my $5,000 wire transfer fee, just waiting for the $25 million (some rich guy died with no heirs). Maybe it's because of the number of scams coming from there, nobody is willing to chance running a wireless deal. I mean, seriously, in the IT business, would you even believe someone

Re: [WISPA] your thoughts on opps in Africa?

2008-09-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I just sent my $5,000 wire transfer fee, just waiting for the $25 million (some rich guy died with no heirs). Maybe it's because of the number of scams coming from there, nobody is willing to chance running a wireless deal. I mean, seriously, in the IT business, would you even believe someone

Re: [WISPA] Tower site licensing problem

2008-08-12 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Would OTARD apply in a scenario of a mesh AP/CPE antenna? - Original Message - From: Joe Fiero [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:12 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower site licensing problem OTARD does not apply to any commercial

Re: [WISPA] He knows what we don't... ???

2008-08-12 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
ClearWire managed to bridge the digital divide with Wimax in many places. So whats the big deal with what this guys doing other than the free investment advertisement? He's charging monthly for access, and you still need a CPE to use it. So did Towerstream. If someone gave me 2.5 million

Re: [WISPA] new site install pictures

2008-08-10 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I noticed you're using a Battery Tender, is that enough to charge and run all you're stuff? Their offices are about 20 miles from here, all the times I've driven by there I've never thought about using that on a tower. - Original Message - From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction

2008-08-05 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
So I guess you, as a WISP, must be operating solely on licensed frequencies? - Original Message - From: Rick Fletcher, W7RAF [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:13 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction If a wireless ISP

Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction

2008-08-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
But when 802.11 became easy it invited all the people to use it who thought that 10 watt amps were a good idea too. Doesn't the more amateur HAM users invite those who are less experienced to just crank up the power rather than look at the engineering of their systems? Isn't removing a

Re: [WISPA] 3650 FSS negotiations for protected areas...?

2008-07-28 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
...? You can't use ULS for earth stations. Earth stations are covered by the international bureau as opposed to the wireless bureau. -Matt On Jul 27, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Doug Ratcliffe wrote: I've read your blogs and have been keeping up with them. What I can't seem to find is the ULS

[WISPA] 3650 FSS negotiations for protected areas...?

2008-07-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Has anyone gotten any headway on company negotiations in protected zones? Almost all of the zones near me (105km is the closest to the SW, 146.7km next closest to the South) and I have no desire to point coverage in that direction - mainly north and northwest. But according to the FCC, I'd be

Re: [WISPA] 3650 FSS negotiations for protected areas...?

2008-07-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
to broadcast 3650 from the top of a 10,000 foot mountain peak. - Original Message - From: Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 6:20 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650 FSS negotiations for protected areas...? Doug Ratcliffe wrote: Has

Re: [WISPA] The nanostation thing....

2008-07-21 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
it the ability to do that, you have an inexpensive hardware platform with $1 per AP features. - Original Message - From: Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 1:57 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] The nanostation thing Doug Ratcliffe

Re: [WISPA] The nanostation thing....

2008-07-21 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
My thoughts on this I've even mentied on the Mikrotik forum a while ago were to have a 2 part system: An outdoor wireless unit (like a Nanostation) that does nothing but act as a raw wireless interface, that connects to a master station inside the tower control room that is the intelligence,

Re: [WISPA] Meraki called embarrassment to wi-fi

2008-07-14 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
The main argument is that they had a nice scalable open(able) platform when they had the $49 Minis. They enticed everyone to get on board with a pretty interface. Then they took the standard Mini and put advertising on it, forcing you to either upgrade or stop using it. Now they are big, the

Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts

2008-06-24 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We've done a lot of condos. For free wifi, a 2.4 mesh network like open-mesh covers most decent sized condos (~100 units) for less than a grand. Then you can charge $5/unit, blow away the cable company and have the thing paid back in 3 months. We also install pay on demand which has had

Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts

2008-06-24 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
? Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Rogelio [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:14 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing

Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts

2008-06-24 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
? Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Rogelio [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:14 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing

Re: [WISPA] 3650 XR3 locations (was: Rapid Link Launches WiMax)

2008-06-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Does that apply to part 15 modular approval as well for SR2/SR5/XR2/XR5? - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:33 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650 XR3 locations (was: Rapid Link Launches WiMax) I've been in

Re: [WISPA] Tiger Direct is Breaking the Law

2008-06-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
When we bought some 1W amps for export to a non-FCC country, Hyperlink made us sign a military/export use only form and fax it back to them. It was not just a buy online thing. - Original Message - From: Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent:

Re: [WISPA] Email

2008-05-28 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We charge $60/month for a domain with 10 or less addresses. We use Hmailserver with the built in antispam and it works very good, and is open source and free, runs on Windows. I do get some spam but the false negatives are so infrequent I don't check my spambox anymore. - Original

RE: [WISPA] MT announces RB192 and RB333

2007-08-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Did I notice on both of those boards, an FCC compliance and CE logo? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 12:30 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] MT announces RB192 and RB333 The 192

RE: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner'stakeonBroadband..

2007-07-26 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
But if you're running fiber anyways, isn't the labor cost per mile the same with single fiber vs. say, 100 fibers in a single cable? Virtually limitless, I would think. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Clint Ricker Sent: Thursday, July

[WISPA] Alvarion VL on AM Tower

2007-07-06 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'm thinking about deploying a Alvarion VL 4 system on one of my towers, and I'd like to use the indoor chassis at the base. However, the tower is a non-live (i.e. its got an insulated antenna from the tower) at 5000 watts. I have AC power at the top but I'd like to use the IDU/ODU system that

RE: [WISPA] Alvarion VL on AM Tower

2007-07-06 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
, but used sheilded cat5.. On 7/6/07, Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm thinking about deploying a Alvarion VL 4 system on one of my towers, and I'd like to use the indoor chassis at the base. However, the tower is a non-live (i.e. its got an insulated antenna from the tower) at 5000

RE: [WISPA] Alvarion VL on AM Tower

2007-07-06 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Alvarion VL on AM Tower If you're in a pinch, Radio Shack part # 273-105 works. Mouser and other part suppliers carry them as well for cheaper (not sure on part #'s though, sorry). Graham On 7/6/07, Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Any info where to get one

RE: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
just fine, as far as capabilty of a radio. The VOIP engineering is up to you, on the router behind and in front of them. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless

RE: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-03 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Trango VOIP IAX2 trunking is your savior. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:39 AM Subject

[WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-02 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Just a quick question to the list, is Trango 5800 series still a viable option for providing data VOIP (IAX2) to customers? I know a few ISPs out there who use it for that, but there’s virtually no data at all on the Trango site regarding it. I tried Canopy Adv. a few months back but was

RE: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-02 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
the factory suggested maximum 26 simultaneous calls was a figure I was happy with. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Forrest W Christian Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 2:32 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Trango VOIP Doug

RE: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-02 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
with VOIP. Are you using PPPoE? -Eric Forrest W Christian wrote: Doug Ratcliffe wrote: I tried Canopy Adv. a few months back but was unhappy with the overall range quality (2.5 miles LOS w/ a reflector, and 8 port ATA, the voice was choppy when I had all 8 calls going). I’m transmitting 1-3

RE: [WISPA] Voicemail to Text/email

2007-06-25 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I signed up for their free beta after reading this - and it works pretty good. I set it to text message the voicemail, and it was accurate enough to understand the voicemail. Except one little glitch, I said: This is a test of callwave And it thought I said: This is a test is always But

RE: [WISPA] Voicemail to Text/email

2007-06-25 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Broadband Wireless, Inc. 260-827-2482 Founding Member of WISPA -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Doug Ratcliffe Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 6:51 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] Voicemail to Text/email I signed up

RE: [WISPA] Call to Vendors.....

2007-06-22 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'm not going to get into an enormous amount of detail, but I know a well-known licensed 2.5ghz NLOS provider, has a maximum NLOS range around their towers of about 3-4 miles (with indoor units). That said, the Sprint-Nextel spectrum is very unlikely to be available on independent lease, and you

RE: [WISPA] Copper Plant

2007-06-17 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I think what we're going to need to see in the wireless industry, very soon, is affordable medium range (1.5 miles or less) gigabit speed backhauls. I feel that in an urban environment (city, etc) that we could build SONET-style wireless gigabit rings around these areas. FSO / 60ghz type

[WISPA] ISP Billing w/ multiple district taxes

2007-06-14 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We are in the process of deploying some services which are subject to communication taxes (local, county, state, USF) by zip-code (and some plus-4) that vary based on a state-supplied table. I don't care if it reads the table, but rather I need to have a per-user or per-area tax-base setup that I

RE: [WISPA] Question posed to the FCC

2007-06-12 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
It seems to me like having Ubiquiti certified with various WISP antennas would be far cheaper than certifying each combination of Routerboard / Wireless Card / Case / Antenna combination. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Forrest W.

RE: [WISPA] Question posed to the FCC

2007-06-12 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
11:52 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Question posed to the FCC Doug Ratcliffe wrote: It seems to me like having Ubiquiti certified with various WISP antennas would be far cheaper than certifying each combination of Routerboard / Wireless Card / Case / Antenna combination

RE: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I have suggested a FDD-style system like this on the MT forums before. My thoughts were to have a full-protocol scheme like NStreme dual but tailored for PTMP. HOWEVER, utilizing some bridge / mangle / filter tricks I have done FDD schemes without NStreme-dual, making re-use and hidden node a

RE: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Is that really a necessary question, in determining whether this falls under a DoC computer assembly or a dedicated wireless access point? That's the question. It's a concept, in that having a declaration of conformity certified computer with a certified wireless PCI/miniPCI card and a

RE: Not Babble: WAS Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Still, Mikrotik could offer a FCC-only license code - or make all license codes FCC only, and for no charge offer an additional world license (included free with all non-US orders). -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brad Belton Sent: Monday,

RE: [WISPA] Hotspot construction

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I have successfully used a pair of SR2s, 9db 120 degree sectors on either side of a middle hallway hotel (where it's narrow and long, with a hallway in the middle), up to 8 stories tall from the parking lot and the pool deck. For a longer hotel, say a 240 room, 7 story hotel (lower 2 floors, no

RE: [WISPA] Hotspot construction

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Wow. Do you have access to rooftops and/or light poles? Mikrotik w/ mesh allows lots of flexibility in a power-only situation. I use it all the time. You may need a big backhaul mesh arrangement. Other options include Meraki Mesh, a good value @ only $99/outdoor, $49/indoor, and a

RE: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
But the base product, the computer does not start life as an intentional radiator. So at what point does a FCC certified computer become an intentional radiator as a whole? When you add a wireless card? That would land Dell, HP and Compaq in a load of trouble. But alas, is a FCC certified

RE: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-10 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I found the FCC document regarding the modular certifications. If Mikrotik would submit (or someone submitted on their behalf, for them) their boards and representative power supplies, for FCC testing, and passed (no peripheral cards, they are SEPARATELY tested for FCC compliance by the

RE: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-10 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Doug Ratcliffe Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 8:58 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] MT Babble I found the FCC document regarding the modular certifications. If Mikrotik would submit (or someone submitted on their behalf, for them) their boards

RE: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-09 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Actually, they have implemented a CSMA/CA bypass on their new 3.0 beta versions, using their NStreme Polling protocol. GPS Sync has been very high up on their list, however, the issue at the moment is that conventional serial GPS units lack the necessary timing precision for anything other than

RE: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Reminder: 2.4 is about 50mhz too, and even though it's pretty trashed most of us can still use it to some degree. Now think about 2.4 with 1% of the garbage transmissions. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Friday, June

RE: [WISPA] Re: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-07 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I just hope systems like Mikrotik w/ Ubiquiti SR3s/ XR3s(eventually) can be made certified under 3650. That will keep the equipment low priced AND able to use the whole band. And in CSMA disable mode, only the lower half of the band. I think that in major cities 3650 coordination may become an

RE: [WISPA] Re: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..thelawyerswin most

2007-06-07 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Doug Ratcliffe Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 1:09 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] Re: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today.. I just hope systems like Mikrotik w/ Ubiquiti SR3s/ XR3s(eventually) can be made certified under 3650

RE: [WISPA] Motorola BPL

2007-06-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
This is not my original experience, but a presenter at the Mikrotik User Meeting mentioned that a whole-building Motorola's powerline solution is more expensive per unit than wiring Cat5. And both are more expensive than say using a wireless mesh network. Both takes much less time to install

RE: [WISPA] Fw: CALEA RouterOS Support and MUM

2007-05-24 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
The press release I reposted mentions 2.9.xx and 3.0. The following CALEA features will be included in the next version of both RouterOS 2.9.XX and 3.X beta. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Butch Evans Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:53

[WISPA] Fw: CALEA RouterOS Support and MUM

2007-05-23 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
For those who aren't on Mikrotik's mailing list: - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 11:46 AM Subject: CALEA RouterOS Support and MUM Eight days until the US MUM! There is still time to get a good deal on flights and hotel

[WISPA] QB Integration Survey

2007-05-23 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'm working with a Quickbooks module developer on some new stuff, and doing some brainstorming today, I wanted to get a feel for whether these modules would be good for the (W)ISP industry if we developed them: * Module for ISP-style QB recurring billing * QB Customer payment web portal interface

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processing

2007-05-22 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'm actually going to switch to this from my in-house billing system (system defined very loosely). Thanks for posting this, it looks like a winner to me. Hopefully someone will put up a Radius or Hotspot-based API solution for this software (or I'll just write it :) ). Looks like you could

[WISPA] CLEC Services

2007-05-12 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
We have a CLEC who's co-located their offices with ours, and although they're residential copper analog only, they told us they can order anything from the ILEC for us for cost and a small markup. But it's Bellsouth territory, and he's given me the tech line's phone number and a big book of

[WISPA] Outsourced vs in-house email

2007-05-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Currently we do in-house email. We always have one problem or another with our old IMail server ,plus dealing with a spam server and antivirus... We have about 15 domains we currently host, about 150 users. Is it cost effective to outsource something this small? Also on a similar note, does

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Hotspot Setup

2007-05-01 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I just wanted to mention about this. It's true, Routerboards are not FCC certified. Neither are WRAP boards. But there are a lot of inexpensive, fast combo boards that are FCC certified, that fit into nice 1U/2U short rack cases that are also FCC certified, making an inexpensive, FCC modular

Re: [WISPA] School WiFi / Wireless info ?

2007-04-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Probably gets anonymously injected into the media by the cell companies trying to make muni-Wifi a worse alternative to paying $59 a month for mobile data service... - Original Message - From: Ryan Langseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, April

Re: [WISPA] Modifications of Parts 2 and 15 of the ,Commission’s Rules for unlicensed devices and,equ ipment approval

2007-04-26 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
But why not get a SBC certified as a motherboard, like a MSI, Asus, etc? The power supply (DC 12V) is already certified most of the time, and the case itself, how many times have you seen a Foxconn or Antec case with no power supply have a sticker on it in the first place? So SBC=motherboard,

Re: [WISPA] Modifications of Parts 2 and 15 of the ,Commission’s Rules for unlicensed devices and,equ ipment approval

2007-04-25 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Ok, I can see several things in this ruling. It's of course referring to consumer installed PCI/USB/miniPCI(we sell retail boxed laptop wireless cards for consumer install). Well, these cards are certified SEPARATE from the computer itself, so Netgear, Dlink, Linksys can have a wide range of

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik's (lame) answer to CALEA as of 4/23

2007-04-24 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Mikrotik hasn't realized yet how much money they can make by implementing CALEA 100% and charging $100-$200 extra for a CALEA specific capture license... - Original Message - From: Jeromie Reeves [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Re: [WISPA] OT: Main Street USA

2007-04-20 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'd say US 1, which runs from the end of Florida, to the border of Canada on the East Coast. It's Main Street for most cities it goes through. US 1 in Florida is at least 400 miles long... - Original Message - From: Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Main Street USA

2007-04-19 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'd like to see if Meraki would be willing to sell / give away their dashboard, and then you could just do some kind of firmware update to set the main site. I like all the integrated management, and I don't think they could data mine unless their user agreement said so. I don't remember what

Re: [WISPA] Main Street USA

2007-04-19 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I did some more checking, and it appears people have already wrote custom mesh software for the Meraki (CuWIN, the-mesh.net, etc). So even if you or someone else objected to the phone home strategy, there's other meshing software for it. At the price, it beats buying a WRT54G, is POE, and has

Re: [WISPA] Main Street USA

2007-04-19 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Chase, I'm glad to see we've got a Meraki rep out there that can answer questions. Let me just start by saying, I think these things are awesome. Love the dashboard. I do have a question - the FCC approvals list modular certified, but what radio chipset does it use so I can get more powerful

Re: [WISPA] Power Lines in the LOS path

2007-04-11 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Agreed there. I moved a unit from one end of a house (clear path, but power lines) to the other end, and lower (under the power lines) and seen a dramatic increase even though the signal level was similar in both places. - Original Message - From: Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WISPA] Our First WISP Consultant Vendor Member - Butch Evans

2007-03-31 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
As far as Mikrotik goes, if any one/more/all MT vendor(s) in this country paid an FCC lab to certify the boards/radios (can't the radios/antennas can be modular certified by Ubiquiti/Senao?), could that work as a blanket certification that MT could attach to their boards/radios, or does each

Re: [WISPA] hotspot

2007-03-29 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Then why doesn't Mikrotik GET their boards FCC certified? I know it's cheap but if 1000 of us WISPs spend $5k each to certify it, vs MT spending $5k once and charging an extra 5 bucks, I'd rather do that. Annoying to say the least. - Original Message - From: Ralph [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [WISPA] CALEA compliance methods

2007-03-27 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I've been looking over OpenCALEA - I can't really see any reason for a NON-VOIP provider that it wouldn't do everything properly needed from a Linux command prompt on a 700mhz old HP Presario, all for a cost of less than $100 for a used computer. And when OpenCALEA is done, it will solve 99% of

Re: [WISPA] P2P Apps Going Legit?

2007-03-20 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Or - shape EVERYTHING. You don't want limits? You can easily set a burst limit, not like a typical one, but using long averages and multiple shapes. Like for instance: 10M burst, for 10 seconds, then 5M burst for 30 seconds, after that you take it down to 1-2Mbps for say 30 more seconds. But

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISP] Sort of OT: Long list of answers...

2007-03-10 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I'm sold. Anyone wanna buy me some? COMNET has nice pricing on CPE's, but are there any discounts on the AU's? There's so many parts it seems between the blade chassis and that, I don't even know what parts that I'd need to order. Also, I was concerned with the blade chassis that 200' of

Re: [WISPA] Adelstein Blasts White House over Access to Broadband

2007-03-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
This is scary: Also Tuesday, Adelstein urged the FCC to adopt network neutrality rules designed to prevent broadband providers from potentially blocking or degrading competing content on their high-speed pipes. -- Obviously people don't realize that WISPs, unlike conventional ILEC based DSL and

Re: [WISPA] calea meeting with the fbi

2007-03-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
I agree. I see it this way too. I can't see them forcing CALEA onto hotspot operators like McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. Technically they're a WISP too. I'll operate my service just like they do. What about muni-WIFI? How does CALEA play into that? If this goes the wrong way, I'm going to

Re: [WISPA] calea meeting with the fbi

2007-03-08 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
down to individual towers... Doug Ratcliffe wrote: I agree. I see it this way too. I can't see them forcing CALEA onto hotspot operators like McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. Technically they're a WISP too. I'll operate my service just like they do. What about muni-WIFI? How does CALEA play

Re: [WISPA] MT Command line revert

2007-03-04 Thread Doug Ratcliffe
Press Ctrl-X to enter safe mode, and Ctrl-X to get out of safe mode. Disconnects revert all settings after Ctrl-X... - Original Message - From: JNA [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 3:52 PM Subject: [WISPA] MT Command line revert