[WISPA] The Bottom Line

2010-06-14 Thread Jason Wallace
Gang, I've been working away, keeping my head down and nose to the grindstone for a while. Last week, I finally looked up and calculated what my little WISP is making after 5 years of working on it and working another job (sometimes 2 jobs, one of which is being a youth pastor) for 60 to

Re: [WISPA] The Bottom Line

2010-06-14 Thread Jason Wallace
, but it is a lot of effort for a little improvement. Tucson is the nearest major city. It is 80 miles and 2 mountain ranges away. David E. Smith wrote: On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 17:09, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote: My biggest obstacle (and expense) is bandwidth. I am in the high desert

Re: [WISPA] The Bottom Line

2010-06-14 Thread Jason Wallace
at a better rate than 533.00/Meg. Jerry -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jason Wallace Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 3:27 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] The Bottom Line The nearest town of any size

[WISPA] 2.4 Airgrids?

2010-04-30 Thread Jason Wallace
Does anyone on the north American continent have Ubiquiti AirGrids (20dbi 2.4ghz) in stock? WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] QOS tc filter examples

2010-04-28 Thread Jason Wallace
I am finding that I need to improve the QOS of my network (I picked up a few customers with lots of teens, etc). Right now I use tc rules to limit everyone to the contracted speeds, but would like to use tc filter rules to give KNOWN GOOD traffic a good priority and UNKNOWN traffic a lesser

Re: [WISPA] QOS tc filter examples

2010-04-28 Thread Jason Wallace
and I really don't want another box to do this if I don't have to. Jason RickG wrote: Contact Butch Evans, pay small amount for his script, problem solved! -RickG On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote: I am finding that I need to improve the QOS

[WISPA] Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality

2010-04-06 Thread Jason Wallace
I did not see this come across the list yet. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20001825-38.html?part=rsssubj=newstag=2547-1_3-0-20 WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] Bit Cap Thresholds, etc

2010-03-31 Thread Jason Wallace
I have a few questions for those of you who sell bandwidth by the byte: 1. What is the threshold you use, ie, 3Gb in 30 days, or do you have different packages? 2. Is this total bytes in out or just in? 3. What do you charge for overages? 4. Have you considered just throttling back customers

Re: [WISPA] NPR Story on FCC Broadband Plan and Internet AccessinTrinity County California

2010-03-18 Thread Jason Wallace
I ran a squid cache (3.1.X) and saw about a 30% bandwidth savings. But it broke facebook... No more squid. Jason W RickG wrote: Then you get the calls saying "I cant get to this website" or "the website doesnt come up right", etc.etc. On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Jeromie Reeves

Re: [WISPA] NPR Story on FCC Broadband Plan and Internet AccessinTrinity County California

2010-03-18 Thread Jason Wallace
.” --- Winston Churchill On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote: I ran a squid cache (3.1.X) and saw about a 30% bandwidth savings.  But it broke facebook...  No more squid. Jason W RickG wrote: Then you get the calls saying "I cant get to this we

[WISPA] Data Site Consortium Threats?

2010-03-02 Thread Jason Wallace
Does anyone know anything about a company named Data Site Consortium? Someone named Debra Dupée is calling and asking for information about my company that has to do with the Federal Broadband Mapping Program She said she got my information from FCC Form 477! And is working with all ISPs in

[WISPA] T1 pci card

2009-11-18 Thread Jason Wallace
Anyone know where (if?) I can get a PCI card to connect to a T1 for less than the $400 or so I have found on my own? I'd like to Integrate some of my equipment and eliminate a cisco 2610 that's really doing nothing but converting my T1 to an ethernet port. It's no worth $400 to do this

Re: [WISPA] T1 pci card

2009-11-18 Thread Jason Wallace
on the PC that you want to add the card to? I like integration equipment as well but you're probably better of letting the Cisco do its job and the PC do its job. -RickG On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote: Anyone know where (if?) I can get a PCI card

Re: [WISPA] powering finicky mikrotiks on 24v solar

2009-10-26 Thread Jason Wallace
These guys have dc to dc converters. IIRC, some are 90%+ efficient. I have used their stuff in my solar deployment. http://www.solarconverters.com You can buy their stuff at several online solar stores. Jason Randy Cosby wrote: What do you use to convert? The tycon power item Jayson

Re: [WISPA] Throttle

2009-08-04 Thread Jason Wallace
What we've done to date is throttle at the CPE; we have always chosen cpe's with this capability. It was super important because we started in a very rural area with a satellite as our upstream...painful because of FAP's and such. We've moved on. The above method keeps the congestion lower

[WISPA] Canopy Distance

2009-07-30 Thread Jason Wallace
Speaking of 5.8 distance... Does anyone know what the real world maximum distance the canopy 5200sm can do? Assuming a quiet noise floor, best ap setup, etc. Jason WISPA Wants You! Join today!

Re: [WISPA] Canopy Distance

2009-07-30 Thread Jason Wallace
wrote: Hi, A 5200 SM operates in 5.2, not 5.8 The difference between 5.2 and 5.8 is FCC rules -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jason Wallace Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:01 AM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Canopy Distance

2009-07-30 Thread Jason Wallace
It's generally illegal to use a dish on a 5.2 SM From a *theoretical* perspective, 5.2 will propagate just as good as 5.8 -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jason Wallace Sent

[WISPA] 802.11 CPE's

2009-07-18 Thread Jason Wallace
Everyone, Any recommendations on an FCC CERTIFIED 802.11 cpe that has a higher gain than Deliberant''s 15dbi? I really liked Deliberant's 19 dbi's but they are gone... Jason Integrity Internet WISPA Wants

Re: [WISPA] Sector separation/isolation

2009-05-03 Thread Jason Wallace
use the outer jacket of the coax to radiate. Ask any HAM. Jason Wallace Michael Baird wrote: Cable length to AP 1 foot, I'm not sure what type of cable is installed, presumably LMR-400. I will check on this as well. The Water tower we are using for testing is located on the outskirts of the town.

Re: [WISPA] RB333/433 eliminating self-interference test

2009-04-29 Thread Jason Wallace
Also, some dummy loads can act as a poor antenna. Was this part of the experiment consistent both times? Maybe run some coax from the boxes separate directions and then attach the dummy loads? Scott Carullo wrote: Another quick note... if you have individual units why even mount them

Re: [WISPA] Signal Strengths

2009-04-25 Thread Jason Wallace
ng the cpe in a "low" again... Adam Greene wrote: You could be dealing with reflection, where the signal bounces off a nearby object(s) and cancels itself out at certain locations -- any big walls in the vicinity? - Original Message - From: "Jason Wallace"

Re: [WISPA] SOLVED - Signal Strengths

2009-04-25 Thread Jason Wallace
jun...@ask-wi.com wrote: You're seeing normal RF behavior. Simply mount the antenna where the signal is the strongest then use your network monitoring system to keep an "eye" on it. Jason Wallace wrote: Everyone, I had trouble during an install today regard

[WISPA] Signal Strengths

2009-04-24 Thread Jason Wallace
Everyone, I had trouble during an install today regarding signal strengths. 2.4Ghz CPE in a location that should be no problem. Moving the CPE two feet in any direction from the point where the CPE was installed increased the signal by around 20db (-90 to -70!) Any idea of what

Re: [WISPA] Metered Broadband

2008-04-30 Thread Jason Wallace
Question: If you are privately owned and have received no federal (or otherwise) money for your network AND it is spelled out in your contract, could the FCC actually tell you you have to run wide open / allow any app? If so, where would the line get drawn (Universities, Libraries, etc...)?

[WISPA] LMR600 Vendor?

2007-11-12 Thread Jason Wallace
Gang, I am looking for some 15' LMR600 cables, N-type males both ends, one end 90°. Anyone know where to find them? Jason Wallace WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread Jason Wallace
That is exactly the issue I have. The system I need this for is an extremely rural retirement community, satellite-connected WISP with 1meg down 128k up and 266megs total per day limit (8gig spread over 30 days). Just one all night P2P session will cause the upstream provider to cut the

Re: [WISPA] DC Inverter help

2006-07-10 Thread Jason Wallace
Joe, 1. Right, every time you convert from one type of power to another you're only going to get 80 to 90% typ. Some devices claim up to 98% eff, but that's only over a very specific operating range. Most inverters are terribly inefficient for small loads. Some use 20 or 50 watts just

Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-11 Thread Jason Wallace
John Scrivner: Sadly the best Wifi solutions available do not have 100% FCC compliance. There are some that do though. Tranzeo is a good example. Look at Tranzeo for your Wifi based gear needs. Tranzeo is 100% FCC legal? I've been looking for the certs... Jason -- WISPA Wireless List:

[WISPA] Custom LMR-400 Cables?

2006-03-15 Thread Jason Wallace
Anyone know where I can get custom lmr-400 cables made that have right angle n-type male connectors? Jason -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

[WISPA] Teletronics Sectors

2006-03-06 Thread Jason Wallace
Anyone using the 19 dbi Hz Pol 120 deg sector from Teletronics, p/n 15-124, in a 3 antenna array? Anyone know what the front to back ratio is on one of these? How about weatherability? Jason Wallace -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org

[WISPA] Ethernet Opto Isolator

2006-02-20 Thread Jason Wallace
Friends, Does anyone know of a good isolator for cat5? I want to really protect my network from a tower mounted radio. Jason -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives:

Re: [WISPA] HPOL 2.45 Sector

2006-02-07 Thread Jason Wallace
Ron, Teletronics has lots of nice stuff including 17, 19 and even 22 dbi HZ pol sectors. http://www.teletronics.com/antenna2-419dBSector.html Jason Ron Wallace wrote: All Does anyone know of a HPOL 2.45 GHz 120* Sector other than PacWireless. I have the PacWireless and the F-B is

Re: [WISPA] Legal Radio and Antenna Combos - Are there any in existance?

2006-01-30 Thread Jason Wallace
reach this point. Jason Wallace WISP startup -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http

[WISPA] Foreign Antennas

2006-01-27 Thread Jason Wallace
Gang, I have found several 802.11b antennas produced outside the US that I'd like to use. They are not FCC certified, however. Do the antennas need to be fcc certified or just the radios? This is assuming that all the gain/ERP rules are met. Jason Wallace -- WISPA Wireless List

Re: [WISPA] Outdoor Ethernet Splice

2006-01-24 Thread Jason Wallace
Uncured silicone contains acetic acid (cheap formulations may contain some after curing) and might corrode reactive metals. I THINK that the silicones that have a low odor also have lower acetic acid content. BTW, acetic acid is what gives vinegar its punch. Jason Wallace Marlon K. Schafer

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radios on Single antenna

2006-01-17 Thread Jason Wallace
List, When antennas are separated by normal distances, they can only see each other electromagnetically (ie, radio waves). However, when they are close they will experience capacitive and inductive coupling. Dual pol antennas work fine when only receiving (as in those large satellite

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radios on Single antenna

2006-01-17 Thread Jason Wallace
work better. It has to be designed right, like you said. No one should think that you can just hang a dual pol and do anything with it. Jason Wallace Bob Moldashel wrote: Sorry but this whole thread is going sour fast. 1. Dual Polarity antennas work for transmit and receive