Re: [WISPA] Netequilizer

2010-05-06 Thread tim wolfe
I've had a NetEq box running for over 3 years. It is a plug and play setup 
and does a great job if you like the hands off sorta thing. The bad side is 
the licensing and the upgrading policy. IT STINKS!. If you buy a unit that 
is only 3 months old off of Ebay, you can forget support. There was a thread 
awhile back on the DSL Reports wireless forum. I remember reading it and not 
liking the policies. You also have to purchase upgrades and some other 
little quirks that just didn't make me smile.
- Original Message - 
From: Jeremie Chism jchi...@gmail.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Netequilizer


 And I'm sure it can probably prioritize voip traffic.

 Sent from my iPhone

 On May 6, 2010, at 7:58 PM, Mike m...@aweiowa.com wrote:

 For some networks, NetEq is a good solution.  I've had one on my
 network for
 a few years.  It was before Butch came up with his solution.  It was
 a real
 lifesaver for us; it kept any users from monopolizing the pipe at
 the peril
 of others.  One major caveat, unless they've changed it, it only plays
 traffic cop for one subnet. It will look for long duration, multiple
 thread,
 connections and put 50 ms delays in the packets if the network gets
 busy and
 leave headroom for the bursty users.  Another good thing it can do
 is limit
 the number of concurrent connections any one IP can have open.  This
 effectively throttles torrents in an agnostic way.

 Friendly Regards,

 Mike


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]
 On
 Behalf Of Jeremie Chism
 Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:47 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Netequilizer

 Cisco router handles all of my routing so I was looking for something
 to go between.

 Sent from my iPhone

 On May 6, 2010, at 7:18 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:

 Pretty expensive version of Linux iptables.

 MT is a pretty solid low cost solution with lotsa support.

 A Pentium 4 with 2GB RAM will handle a butt load of traffic.

 Jerry




 -Original Message-
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 On Behalf Of Jeremie Chism
 Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:51 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: [WISPA] Netequilizer

 Anybody using this product? We have a pretty good set of qos in our
 wimax platform but was considering a netequilizer to help with a few
 HD video streamers we have.

 Sent from my iPhone


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Re: [WISPA] Found a spot

2010-05-05 Thread tim wolfe
I read a lot and rarely post these days, but after reading this, I just felt 
I had to add my $.02  I have been in the WISP business for 9 years. I 
deployed into areas that had no options other than myself. Every time I 
deployed, cable or DSL followed me within weeks of turning up an AP. They 
offered higher speeds and lower prices. I initially thought I was doomed. As 
it turned out, it didn't matter and in some respects, it helped as people 
became more aware of high speed.

No matter where you deploy, people will never change in the respect that 
they all hate the big CO's. They will almost always pick a local CO over 
some big Corp that doesn't care about anything other than the $$. As 
mentioned before, make yourself stand out somehow, some way. It could be as 
simple as same day installs, on time appointments, whatever?

Don't let the fact that other forms of broadband exist in the areas you want 
to work in stop you. There is plenty of room for everyone. Just take your 
time, properly engineer your network, make it reliable and DO NOT cut 
corners when buying your gear.

Another DO NOT is installing customers with marginal signal levels or 
installing radios in places where something could make them stop working 
over time (Like doing an install in the Winter, forgetting that trees bloom 
in Spring, DUH!)

When I first started, I mistakenly thought that I MUST install and put 
online, every person that called. I cut down trees, erected 50ft masts at no 
extra cost and just did a lot of stupid things that wasted both money and 
time.

Eventually, I learned that you need to pick and choose your customers 
wisely. Whenever I get to a home and I am doing a site survey, I immediately 
can not get a signal if it is full of teenagers or adults that are asking me 
what programs they need to install so they can get all that FREE music and 
movies that are on the internet. Some may say this is harsh, but hey, it is 
my business and I run it as I see fit. I have also banned any peer to peer 
use on my network and the customer knows this BEFORE I install them by 
signing my TOS. I am not the moral police and this is probably another 
subject for another thread, but it is what I have chosen to do.

Run your business like you would want a CO to treat you if you were buying 
something. While I am not a terribly religious man, there is a quote that 
sticks out from the Bible and it applies here: Do unto others as you would 
have them do unto you. Follow this little parable and things will work on 
their own. Try and cheat, swindle or just plain old rip people off and it 
will come back to bite you in the a
- Original Message - 
From: Jeremie Chism jchi...@gmail.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Found a spot


 If they don't gave the money to spend, there is no wy to overcome
 that. I woul make sure there are enough people with disposable income
 to make it worth your time. And it will take more time than you
 think.

 Sent from my iPhone

 On May 4, 2010, at 4:59 PM, Liam Cummings 
 lcummi...@datacomspecialists.com
  wrote:

 Also I'm still researching but appears to be a low income area. Any
 thoughts on that?
 Sent from my Datacom Specialists black berry

 - Original Message -
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org wireless-boun...@wispa.org
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Tue May 04 18:14:59 2010
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Found a spot

 I service an area with multiple isp's wisps as well as Comcast and
 ATT. The key is to differentiate yourself. It could be service or
 faster upload speeds or just a local business. Don't fear competition.

 Sent from my iPhone

 On May 4, 2010, at 4:55 PM, Liam Cummings 
 lcummi...@datacomspecialists.com
 wrote:

 Ok I  think I found a location to start providing services. Should I
 be concerned that a large isp is close by and could be in this area
 with in a couple of years?


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Re: [WISPA] Insurance

2009-02-25 Thread Tim Wolfe
Find a broker that deals with CNA. They are still in the ISP business. 
Use 2 separate classifications. One is being an ISP and the second is 
satellite installer. Most insurance CO's  have no clue what a WISP is to 
this day and will run for the hills when you describe your business. 
They all know what an ISP is and have also been offering policies for 
sat. installers for years. Since all you are doing on an install is 
mounting an antenna and radio, it is no different than mounting a Sat. 
dish so coverage is not an issue. Make sure you break out all $$ that 
are charged for the installs and keep them separate in your books, as in 
most states, you will be billed for that classification based on gross 
revenue . It should keep your costs down Good luck.


D. Ryan Spott wrote:
 Thanks board members. I feel that this sort of service set will help  
 WISPA members quite a bit.

 ryan


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Re: [WISPA] OT, roof rack

2008-09-09 Thread Tim Wolfe
Marlon, Go to Home Depot or a Lowes and buy Unistrut. It has all kinds 
of parts and adapters that will allow ou to make a really nice rack on 
the cheap.


Marlon K. Schafer wrote:
 LOL

 It's looking like a very nice rig.  I miss all of the storage room in my 
 Taurus wagon.  But, since it's now totaled and sitting in a wrecking yard it 
 was time to get something new.  Hope I can get 284k miles out of this one 
 too!

 4 wheel drive, 7 passenger, Bose tunes, 20mpg so far (had it all of 24 hours 
 and no ladder on top yet :-), it's looking like it'll be a nice rig!

 In looking around I think I might better off building something.  sigh.

 laters,
 marlon

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 Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:33 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] OT, roof rack


   
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 I just got a new install rig.  Anyone have any suggestions for
 replacing the flimsy roof rack cross members that come with a 2004
 GMC Envoy?
   
 It'd take about 2 years to do it, but if you send it down here to
 Missouri, I'd get it done for you.  ;-)

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Re: [WISPA] Maxrad sectors

2008-06-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
I have a bunch of them deployed and I also have some Radiowaves sectors 
too. IMHO, they work just as well as the Radiowaves units and the are 
1/2 the price.


Mike Hammett wrote:
 What is the opinion on the Maxrad WISPerformance Series of sectors?  It can't 
 be hard to beat PacWireless, but how far is it from an MTI or RadioWaves?


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Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

2008-05-29 Thread Tim Wolfe
If nothing else, the entire camp WTF experience was a fun one. If I 
learned nothing else, I learned that riding around in JohnnyO's Suburban 
at 1AM on an antenna farm is just like riding Space Mountain at Disney 
world, only a HECK of lot scarier!.

On another note, the island was destroyed in most places. We worked for 
two days straight replacing/repairing AP's and CPE's. One thing I have 
to give Tranzeo, their radios are pretty tough. I found a few of them 
ripped off their mounts laying under debris a few hundred feet away from 
their original location. Replaced the CAT5 ends, plugged them in and 
they came right back up!.

There was so much sand blown inland that they actually had to plow the 
roads. It looked like a huge snow storm had hit the island. I hope they 
never see another storm like that again.

JohnnyO wrote:
 False information - no towers were taken down - the entire network was 
 destroyed but was also restored with the help of Rick Smith / Tim the 
 wildman - Joe Miller.

 CampWTF was a blast !

 JohnnyO

 ps - Kurt - sorry for not inviting you , honestly it must have slipped me 
 and Rick's mind NOT !

 How many of your APs have you had shot out recently ?
 - Original Message - 
 From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
 Last I heard from that island was that Katrina took everything down, even
 the cell tower.

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Joe Miller
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:48 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 Kurt,

 You've been talking to Sam on
 Dulphin Island haven't you, LOL
 --- Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 I know him personally and am surprised he didn't do
 this sooner. In my
 opinion of the man he is far better off on a
 shrimpin' boat than on a tower.
 I got enough stories from Dulphin Island, AL from
 working with JhonnyO to
 write a book titled How not to run a WISP...

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:01 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 My last word from Johnny about 2 weeks ago was that
 he had gotten into a
 Shrimp boat was about to start a fishing career?

 If you knew him  It wouldn't really seem
 strange...




 
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 - Original Message - 
 From: Jim Patient [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
 Try the yahoo tower pro list.  Looks like he is
 
 selling off all his
   
 tower building gear.

 Jim

 Cliff LeBoeuf wrote:
 
 Oh where... Oh where... Has my Little JohnnyO
   
 gone
   
 Oh where... Oh where... Can he be





   
 
 
 
   
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Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

2008-05-29 Thread Tim Wolfe
On another note: I lost Sams phone # and I would really like to talk to 
him again. Does anyone have it?


JohnnyO wrote:
 False information - no towers were taken down - the entire network was 
 destroyed but was also restored with the help of Rick Smith / Tim the 
 wildman - Joe Miller.

 CampWTF was a blast !

 JohnnyO

 ps - Kurt - sorry for not inviting you , honestly it must have slipped me 
 and Rick's mind NOT !

 How many of your APs have you had shot out recently ?
 - Original Message - 
 From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
 Last I heard from that island was that Katrina took everything down, even
 the cell tower.

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Joe Miller
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:48 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 Kurt,

 You've been talking to Sam on
 Dulphin Island haven't you, LOL
 --- Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 I know him personally and am surprised he didn't do
 this sooner. In my
 opinion of the man he is far better off on a
 shrimpin' boat than on a tower.
 I got enough stories from Dulphin Island, AL from
 working with JhonnyO to
 write a book titled How not to run a WISP...

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:01 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 My last word from Johnny about 2 weeks ago was that
 he had gotten into a
 Shrimp boat was about to start a fishing career?

 If you knew him  It wouldn't really seem
 strange...




 
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 From: Jim Patient [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
 Try the yahoo tower pro list.  Looks like he is
 
 selling off all his
   
 tower building gear.

 Jim

 Cliff LeBoeuf wrote:
 
 Oh where... Oh where... Has my Little JohnnyO
   
 gone
   
 Oh where... Oh where... Can he be





   
 
 
 
   
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Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

2008-05-29 Thread Tim Wolfe
Thanks Joe!!!


Joe Miller wrote:
 Tim, try 251-232-9871. Remember, he is on Island
 time...whatever the hell that means. That's what he
 keeps telling me. 
  I think it is like it is 5 o'clock somewhere, give me
 a beer.  LOL. Good luck
 --- Tim Wolfe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

   
 On another note: I lost Sams phone # and I would
 really like to talk to 
 him again. Does anyone have it?


 JohnnyO wrote:
 
 False information - no towers were taken down -
   
 the entire network was 
 
 destroyed but was also restored with the help of
   
 Rick Smith / Tim the 
 
 wildman - Joe Miller.

 CampWTF was a blast !

 JohnnyO

 ps - Kurt - sorry for not inviting you , honestly
   
 it must have slipped me 
 
 and Rick's mind NOT !

 How many of your APs have you had shot out
   
 recently ?
 
 - Original Message - 
 From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'WISPA General
   
 List' wireless@wispa.org
 
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
   
 Last I heard from that island was that Katrina
 
 took everything down, even
 
 the cell tower.

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 
 Behalf Of Joe Miller
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:48 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 Kurt,

 You've been talking to Sam on
 Dulphin Island haven't you, LOL
 --- Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 
 I know him personally and am surprised he didn't
   
 do
 
 this sooner. In my
 opinion of the man he is far better off on a
 shrimpin' boat than on a tower.
 I got enough stories from Dulphin Island, AL
   
 from
 
 working with JhonnyO to
 write a book titled How not to run a WISP...

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:01 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...

 My last word from Johnny about 2 weeks ago was
   
 that
 
 he had gotten into a
 Shrimp boat was about to start a fishing career?

 If you knew him  It wouldn't really seem
 strange...




 
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 - Original Message - 
 From: Jim Patient [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Calling JohnnyO...


   
   
 Try the yahoo tower pro list.  Looks like he is
 
 
 selling off all his
   
   
 tower building gear.

 Jim

 Cliff LeBoeuf wrote:
 
 
 Oh where... Oh where... Has my Little JohnnyO
   
   
 gone
   
   
 Oh where... Oh where... Can he be





   
   
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
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Re: [WISPA] tower install

2008-03-14 Thread Tim Wolfe
If JohhnyO's proud?, Thats sayin' somethin'! (Ducking under my desk! 
=-O  LMAO!)

JohnnyO wrote:
 Very nice job Kurt... Im proud

 JohnnyO
 - Original Message - 
 From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:22 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install


   
 Heres a link to some pictures I took when we picked up the tower and 
 poured
 the concrete.

 http://www.wavelinc.com/tower.html


 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of JohnnyO
 Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:36 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install

 Kurt - you got off WAY CHEAP.. The company asking is buying new steel
 and you shouldn't have someone that isn't experienced with putting up
 200ft towers on the job-site

 Typical pricing for a tower installation of ANY height is $60-$90 per 
 foot.
 That does not include foundation costs That includes the tower crew
 showing up and installing the tower.

 If anyone out there is able to get the brother-in-law deals you got... 
 More
 power to them.

 JohnnyO

 - Original Message - 
 From: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 11:14 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install


 
 Is it me or does this price sound way to high? We did a 130' self
 supporter
 (Rohn SSV) and our pricing was as follows:

 $2500 used tower
 $1300 contractor (backhoe and dug foundation)
 $500 rebar
 $1000 concreate
 $300 base bolt kit
 6 months free internet to crane owner

 We own our own skid loader and had a flatbed semi available.

 Total cost was around $6000 including the tower but I did some of the 
 work
 myself.

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 2
 Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 9:31 PM
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 I have paid a similar amount for a 120 foot monopole.
 - Original Message - 
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 Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 7:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install


   
 We already purchased the tower.

 Mike Goicoechea





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 Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 7:57 PM
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower install

 sounds pretty reasonable. Did you already buy the tower yourself or are
 they providing everything?

 -Cameron

 
 We are installing a tower (super titian sc 100 200 foot) in east Texas.
 We
 have got a bunch of quotes from different companies. We have received
 between $12,000-$24,000 for complete installation. Is that a normal
 amount?



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Re: [WISPA] satellite mounts

2008-03-08 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Gang, I just hook up with the local Dish Network or Direct TV 
installers. They usually have a stack of old ones in the back. If they 
don't?(Like 2$ each?), I have been buying new ones for less than $4 
each. They can order them in boxes of 20 or 25 I think. No shipping, no 
hassles and it saves $$, the name of the game in this business, Cheap, 
Cheap, Cheap!!!, LOL!

Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
 Not cheap but Streakwave has the Pac Wireless ones.  We use both the 
 standard and long ones.  They are, by far, the strongest and easiest to deal 
 with out of all of the one's I've tried.  Only two bolts rather than three. 
 You can flip them to go out or keep the radio closer to the base.  Very cool 
 units.

 Now if they'd just stop swapping between 7/16 and 10mm on the nuts!

 I did find a cool ratchet that helps with that problem though.  It's got 1/4 
 and 3/8 drives on it.  I just keep one of each size on it.

 laters,
 Marlon
 (509) 982-2181
 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999!
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 Subject: [WISPA] satellite mounts


   
 Can anybody point me to a good source for cheap satellite masts/j
 mounts?

 Thanks
 Chris Cooper
 Intelliwave



 
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Re: [WISPA] Uh-Oh, they are ready to discipline Internet service providers

2008-02-26 Thread Tim Wolfe
Kurt, You can always do what we have since 2003, BAN all P2P traffic on 
the network. It is listed right in the first paragraph in our TOS and 
each customer is told upfront about it. I have turned off radios and I 
have even pulled radios because of it. I guess the most important issue 
is telling them up front BEFORE they sign up. P2P is the worst 
application that can be run on a network of half-duplex radios. I do 
have a few customers that use it for work related functions (Linux 
distro's etc.) that I allow to run. One of the main things that really 
PO's me is that some gaming CO's use P2P to distribute their patches and 
stuff. IMHO, the cheap [EMAIL PROTECTED] should buy a server and purchase some 
bandwidth instead of free loading on our networks. :o


Kurt Fankhauser wrote:
 Right, it's unregulated business, if the customers don't like it then go
 find another provider, where will it stop? Next they will fine
 restaurants for cutting back on the grease in foods for the reason that
 we should be getting all the unhealthy grease equally? 

 Heres a solution create rule all-p2p = DROP

 Kurt Fankhauser
 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
 www.wavelinc.com


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Travis Johnson
 Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:21 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Uh-Oh,  they are ready to discipline Internet
 service providers

 Except that I am a private company, and don't feel the FCC should be 
 telling me what I can and can't do.

 I don't take government money, grants, funding, etc. therefore I don't 
 think they should have ANY say in what I do with MY company.

 Travis
 Microserv

 Brad Belton wrote:
   
 I see this as a good thing.  We don't really care what our users do
 
 with the
   
 bandwidth they buy from us as long as it's legal.  Bandwidth hungry
 applications are good for our model as the more they need the more
 
 they buy.
   
 I don't see that as a bad thing for our bottom line!

 I do see this hurting the flagrant oversubscription models the cable
 
 and DSL
   
 companies use and that is why they are at the forefront against what
 
 the FCC
   
 is proposing.

 If the FCC slaps a few fines on a couple cable companies for
 
 manipulating
   
 the bandwidth their customers are paying for then they will probably
 
 begin
   
 to start raising their prices.  Again, I don't see how this is a bad
 
 thing
   
 for us.

 Best,


 Brad


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 Behalf Of George Rogato
 Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:44 PM
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 Subject: [WISPA] Uh-Oh,  they are ready to discipline Internet
 
 service
   
 providers


 
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080225/ap_on_hi_te/fcc_internet_regulation;
 _ylt
   
 =Amemx2yVrJg63gF8aZg0fzQjtBAF

 Federal regulators on Monday said they are ready to discipline
 
 Internet 
   
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 like 
   
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Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Tim Wolfe
John, We have a unit that I paid about $300 for from Tractor Supply. It 
is made by Champion Tools and has 3500 watts continuous with a 4000 watt 
surge capacity. It has a LOT more than 150 hours on it without a bit of 
problems. They key in my mind and from talking to others is keeping it 
properly maintained. Regular oil changes, running it under load every 
month for maybe 10 minutes or so. I use it for extended power outages 
and my motor home for awhile now without any problems. Sounds like the 
Yamaha dealer is trying to make a sale?

John Valenti wrote:
 I was looking around for a method to keep at least my backbone  
 running during an extended power outage. (we have had ice storms take  
 out power for 4 - 7 days).

 It seemed like the small generators might be a solution, the Honda/ 
 etc name brand ones seem to be ~$600 for 1000 watts. And I found a  
 company that sells Yamaha 1000W generators converted to dual fuel (NG  
 or propane) for about $1000.  They also sell a 2400 watt generator  
 that is triple fuel, gas/NG/propane that is tempting, even at $1600.

 But then I ran across some imported 2 stroke, 1000 watt generators.  
 Harbor Freight has them in their catalog for about $150. I found a  
 similar one in a local store that is on sale for $99.  The box says  
 it will run for 8 hours on tank of gas (at half load, 1.25 gallons).

 These imported ones just seem like they are too cheap.  And I'm not  
 too fond of 2 stokes. That Yamaha dealer warns that the cheap  
 generators are only designed to last 150 hours - but maybe 150 hours  
 for $100 isn't too bad a deal.

 Just wondering if anyone has thoughts or experiences on this issue.
 thanks


 
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Re: [WISPA] Vent pipe installs?

2008-01-12 Thread Tim Wolfe
I was reading this, and I just had to add my 2 cents (like anyone 
cares.). If you are mounting on vent pipes, please use EXTREME 
caution. On all of the newer homes, these pipes are PVC (The older cast 
pipes are not a problem). The section of pipe that sticks out is usually 
not supported very well. I have mounted on the vent pipe myself, so I 
can't say I don't do it, but I will say that if you can grab the vent 
pipe and pull it up and down and it appears to very loose, either do not 
mount anything on it, OR, go up into the attic, crawl space etc. and add 
a brace. 

Almost 90% of the time, the pipe itself is only held in place by the 
glued joint where it connects to the internal plumbing. It obviously can 
not move sideways because it is held in place by the various holes it 
passes through coming up the inside walls and roof. I know of a 
situation where the CPE was mounted on the vent pipe (not me) and strong 
winds twisted the PVC, causing it to snap off inside the home. The 
result was a nasty bill from the plumber, as they had to cut away part 
of the wall on 2 floors to repair it.

I guess the moral of the story is to just take an extra 5 minutes on 
every vent pipe install and add a brace to the pipe under the roof every 
time you use one for an install. It will save you lots of headaches in 
the long run.

P.S. I only use vent pipes as a last resort for a mounting location. :-)


George Rogato wrote:
 Mike Hammett wrote:
   
 Preferred vendor for vent pipe mounts?


 

 Plumbing supply store. Buy a coupling the right size and type.

 I should say, not all vent pipe mounts need the vent extended. And 
 sometimes, we can slip the cat 5 cable under the roof jack and into the 
 attic.

 I wouldn't be adding 5' of vent pipe myself, maybe a couple feet at 
 most. Like the other guy said, it's not always that stable.


 
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Re: [WISPA] sources

2008-01-12 Thread Tim Wolfe
I buy all of mine through the local Direct TV installer. They sell them 
to me at $4 a unit which is much lower than the price on the Pacwireless 
website. I can also buy them from him in lots of 25 which is a great way 
to purchase them.

Travis Johnson wrote:
 The universal mounts that are often used with satellite TV installs. 
 It has a flat foot with a pipe that is bent in the shape of a J.

 http://www.pacwireless.com/products/UM.shtml

 Travis
 Microserv

 George Rogato wrote:
 What is a J mount?

 got a picture by chance?

 Travis Johnson wrote:
   
 Hi,

 Where is everyone buying their J-mounts for doing installs? I use 
 about 100 per month and my previous source no longer carries them.

 thanks,

 Travis
 Microserv


 
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Re: [WISPA] Alvarion VL TRUTH

2007-11-14 Thread Tim Wolfe

Smith, Rick wrote:

I have to admit, I was never much of a Patrick Leary or an Alvarion fan,

until I read this email
  
Poor Patrick! :-( , If it makes any difference, I always thought you 
were a great guy who was stuck doing a job that a lot of people couldn't 
handle, nor would they want to do it.. As far as I am concerned, 
Alvarion gets their moneys worth out of you and then some!. ;-)
On another note: Rick, I thought you liked everyone?, even Johnny O, 
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Re: [WISPA] Please Use Caution During Installs

2007-11-05 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Johnny O, remind me to never brush against you!. I don't want any of 
your good luck transfered to me, LOL!. I am glad that you are alive and 
well. :-)



Jeromie Reeves wrote:

Oh man that does not look fun at all. Am I understanding this right,
you were 4ft off the ground hung by your arm? Hope you have some pain
meds and a updated tetanus shot.


On 11/5/07, JohnnyO [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  

This didn't happen during an install, but it happened while climbing a
ladder and coming out of my own attic.

Where the drain tube is is where the nail had me. The remaining damage was
caused by RIPPING from my own weight.

The foot of the ladder slipped and caused me to fall leaving me hung on a
nail with my feet 4ft off of the ground. Took almost 5 mins for a neighbor
to come and lift me off of the nail.

Stay Safe, make sure your ladder footings are secure.

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[WISPA] [Fwd: Business Account - Portrait Innovations]

2007-09-07 Thread Tim Wolfe


---BeginMessage---
Hello,

 

 I am trying to find a WISP provider for the Warrington PA area.  Our
address is 1601 Main Street in Warrington, PA 18976.  Please let me know
as soon as you can; this location is scheduled to open on the 26th and
cannot open without internet access.  Up until this point, my efforts to
find anyone with more than dial up have been fruitless.

 

Thanks for your time!

 

Thank you,

 

Macie Griffin

Administrative Assistant/Project Manager 

Construction

 

Portrait Innovations

2016 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28273

 

Direct:  704-499-9340

Fax:  704-499-9301

Cell: 336-682-2339

 

 

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Re: [WISPA] Tower Accident

2007-07-11 Thread Tim Wolfe

Mike Hammett wrote:
A full body hazmat setup is always cheap insurance when you're around 
JohnnyO!


How very true that statement is!. I have also learned from prior 
experience that upping your life insurance may not be a bad idea also! ;-)



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Re: [WISPA] Tower Accident

2007-07-11 Thread Tim Wolfe

You are a nut case Dude!!, LOL! :-)


JohnnyO wrote:
Tim . I am not sure what you are referring to ! ! ! ! ! Life 
Insurance ? .. *Dong* - ONSTAR - . can you help me 
find my boat...


JohnnyO
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- Original Message - From: Tim Wolfe [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Mike Hammett wrote:
A full body hazmat setup is always cheap insurance when you're 
around JohnnyO!


How very true that statement is!. I have also learned from prior 
experience that upping your life insurance may not be a bad idea 
also! ;-)


 

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Re: [WISPA] Tower Accident

2007-07-10 Thread Tim Wolfe
JohnnyO, That suit was just to keep the bugs off. :-)  When you have no 
place to sleep but a cot and the great wide open, the last thing I want 
to be is a snack for all of the Mississippi bugs and critters. I came 
down there to do Katrina relief, NOT to be a buffet for other insects, 
LOL!. (That suit by the way was a full body hazmat setup. I brought it 
along because I had no idea what I was going to be up against? :-\  )


JohnnyO wrote:
I've seen Tim Wolfe dressed in what looked like a space suit :) Shoud 
have gotten him to go up a tower dressed like that and taken pictures !


CampWTF Founding Member :)

JohnnyO
- Original Message - From: Justin S. Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:01 AM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Tower Accident



I did read the post. But as my post said:

I could not imagine what would happen if it hit him on the head.

Could not imagine...if  Were the key words.

Nothing can protect from all scenarios. If so tower climbers would be 
going
up in full body suits with Kevlar. Would look like space men on the 
tower.


Justin

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-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Travis Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower Accident

If you read the post, the wrench hit the ladder and then bounced into
his face. Even if he had a hard hat on (which I am guessing he did), it
does not protect your face.

Travis
Microserv

Justin S. Wilson wrote:
One of the reasons climbers need to wear hard hats and be 100 
percent tied
off.  I could not imagine what would happen if it hit him on the 
head. I

have other opinions but OSHA might not like them so I will leave it at

that.




Glad your guy is okay.



Justin



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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:41 AM
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Subject: [WISPA] Tower Accident



Hi Folks,

We had what turned out to be a minor tower accident involving one of 
our

tower climbers.

It appears that he had attached a wrench to the wrong carabiner on 
another
climbers harness.  When climber #2 detached the carabiner, the 
wrench fell
without his knowledge.  Climber #2  was up to 50' above Climber #1 
at this

time.  The wrench appears to have hit the ladder directly in front of
Climber #1's face and entered end-first into his mouth.  This chipped a
couple of his front teeth, cracked one of his wisdom teeth, and tore a
quarter-sized hole in the soft pallet near the rear of his mouth.  The

tear

required six stitches.

Needless to say, we are quite grateful for the outcome.

This incident underscores the extreme risk that our climbers operate

under.

It also illustrates how a very simple error can have potentially

devastating

consequences.  His  injuries, although quite painful, were not life
threatening.  It could easily have been otherwise.  Had the wrench 
hit his

temple, forehead, or eye socket, it could have resulted in blindness or

even

death.

Our hats go off to all of the brave guys who operate in this 
environment.


May God bless you all.




 



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Re: [WISPA] High Gain 8186HP CPE

2007-06-10 Thread Tim Wolfe
I currently use both Deliberant and Highgain products without any 
issues. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have had some very simple problems 
with both vendors, but all of it was corrected ASAP. The only way I will 
use Tranzeo is for their 5Ghz units, as I have a bunch of them deployed 
as backhauls. I had tried Tranzeo units in the past for CPE's, but the 
firmware issues drove me nuts. The Deliberant units have all been rock 
solid and do what they are supposed to do, keep my customers online. The 
Highgain units have been great too. The OSBridge gear he sells works 
really well, as I have a few 5Gxi units in place for both backhaul in 
the 5.8Ghz range and PtmP in the 5.2Ghz range. These units are small and 
light weight , almost to the point of looking and feeling cheesey , 
but yet they keep right on rolling along, so I guess looks are 
deceiving?. The price point from these two vendors is also hard to beat. 
The DLB units are around $150 each and the HighGain units can be had for 
$99 each. I guess each person has their own opinion about how things 
work. My luck is usually really bad, as most everything I touch seems to 
fall apart and break (Maybe that was just a SmartBridges curse?, LOL!)


I  have a pair of the OSBridge full duplex backhaul units on order, and 
I am anxious to see how well they perform?. I am hoping to get around 
30Mb each way with them, so I guess we will see how they do?.

http://www.highgainantennas.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=5GXTShow=TechSpecs


Smith, Rick wrote:

Deliberant has a nice cpe now in the 2714 model.

Using it in a few places - more stable / better throughput than the
tranzeo equivs

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Behalf Of JohnnyO
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 1:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] High Gain 8186HP CPE

Mike - I've had horrible luck with the High Gain products in the past.
Also 
ran into some customer service issues when we had a problem with
them.. 
I won't rehash on here but feel free to contact me offlist...


I'd highly suggest to continue using Mikrotik or Tranzeo - I've had
problems 
with Tranzeo products too, as well as some versions of MT software, but 
nothing compares to the aggrivation I had in dealing with High Gain.


The out of the box Tranzeo CPEs for the price have seemed to be the most

stable / reliable low cost CPE we've used thus far.

JohnnyO

- Original Message - 
From: Dennis Burgess - 2K Wireless [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:32 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] High Gain 8186HP CPE


  

I have a stack of High-Gain CPEs that don't work.  Just a FYI.  We also
waited a bit over a MONTH to get the first order.

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On
  

Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:06 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] High Gain 8186HP CPE

Has anyone used this before?

I normally use MT units everywhere, but I figured that I could save my
customers money when they want to repeat to other buildings of theirs.

Instead of setting up a 5 GHz AP with N-Streme and 5 GHz N-Streme


clients,
  

I'm looking at moving to 802.11g for everything.  Someone suggested to


me
  

the High Gain 8186HP CPE and it looks like a good deal.

What sort of mounting options does it have (can't tell from the


pictures)?
  

Normally I put up a UM and U-bolt it on, but my customer would like a
flat-mount solution.


-
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Re: [WISPA] Ethernet problems

2007-05-30 Thread Tim Wolfe
I was reading this thread, and I had a thought (scary thing!, LOL), it 
it possible that inside the conduit, there is a rough edge (maybe the 
edge of a junction box if you are not using LBE's?) that scraped off the 
outside covering and you now have exposed wires that you can not see?. 
Perhaps the wires are exposed somewhere and a little bit of moisture 
(even humidity) got inside the conduit and is causing the errors?. It 
would really be a long shot, as this rough edge would have to scrape off 
the shielding from both CAT5 cables, but I have seen stranger things. I 
have also had problems in the past from bad ballasts in flourescent 
lights. Even if they are a few feet away, they make all sorts of strange 
things happen. Another place to look is bad power supplies. I installed 
a radio at a customers home one time that had a power supply. It made 
noise thru every computer speaker. As soon as you unplugged the power 
supply, the noise went away. It also would allow the radio to boot up, 
but the ethernet was just screwy, sometimes passing packets, sometimes 
not. Good luck in your search!. Tim



Russ Kreigh wrote:

What if you plug directly (or as direct as you can) into the Mikrotik CPE
with your laptop??

-Russ
 


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 4:11 PM
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Subject: [WISPA] Ethernet problems

I installed a customer in October and started having Ethernet problems in
March.  I have an approximately 200' Ethernet run from the top of a TV
tower, to the house, and through the basement.  I installed a Belden?
outdoor Cat5E cable, a Mohawk outdoor gel cable, a rope for future cable
additions, and an RG6 quad shield TV cable in a conduit.

Numerous times I cut off slack on both ends of the original cable (the
Belden).  All that fixed the problem was turning off auto negotiation and
setting it to 100 HDX.  A few weeks later the problems returned, and I set
it to 10 HDX.  Now, maybe 6 weeks later the problem is back.  I switched to
the Mohawk cable.  I put on a different PoE injector and a different ECS
cable (PacWireless cable that provides an Ethernet jack on the outside of
the enclosure and has a 1' pigtail that plugs into the Mikrotik board.
Problem remains.  The Mikrotik is getting power as it associates with my
tower and the two clients off an AP installed on the same board work just
fine.  I tried different patch cables from the injectors to the
laptop\desktop.

I really don't want to pull 200' of cable only to have it not work again.

Does anyone have a good Ethernet tester I can borrow\rent?  Not one that
just says if the pins make it (I had one of those and it said the cable was
fine), but one that is a bit more advanced.  From my understanding, these
are $800 - $5k units.  Someone close to Northern Illinois would be best.
I'm out of ideas.


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Re: [WISPA] Man I LOVE this wireless stuff!

2007-04-20 Thread Tim Wolfe
And they said Ken was to old for that kind of stuff, But I always new he 
had it in him (sorry for the late reply, I just read this now)



Dawn DiPietro wrote:

Scriv,

There will be another DiPietro around to one day troll the lists. ;-)

Regards,
Dawn DiPietro


John Scrivner wrote:

Dawn,
Is that a hint that there is a new baby DiPietro on the way?
Scriv


Dawn DiPietro wrote:


Marlon,

I am glad you are FINALLY taking some well deserved time off. Good 
luck to the kids and no broken bones please. ;-) Have a rum and coke 
for me as it will be a few months before I can have any.


Regards,
Dawn DiPietro

Marlon K. Schafer wrote:

Here I am, sitting at a picnic bench basking in the cold mostly 
sunny day. Banging out emails on my laptop via my hot spot that 
sits in the middle of a cow pasture.


http://maps.live.com/?vendor=googlepkw=satellite%20images|617523751

I'm just east of the big gravel pile.

www.stumpjumpers.org   Look up the desert 100.

I'll bet I'm already looking at over 500 campers.  Last year there 
were 2500 for the Saturday poker run and 650 for the iron man 100 
mile Sunday race.


There are people here because I have made the internet available.  
It's a great time and an amazing thing for the town.  There will be 
roughly 6000 people just outside of our town of 900.


Wish you guys were here!  The kids are riding, I'm drinking rum and 
Coke.


marlon







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Re: [WISPA] How many of you actually use your own service?

2007-04-10 Thread Tim Wolfe
I use my competitors wireless, as I can not service myself. I can tell 
you that I have nothing to worry about, as I never get more than 512k 
down, and that is at 2AM. We do cooperate though, and they have hooked 
up some of their customers to my service. It does make me feel good 
about myself, knowing I am doing as good of a job if not better than my 
neighbors. :-)



Marlon K. Schafer wrote:

I use my wireless and telco dsl.

I have some customers on ap's that belong to friendly competitors.

I have my own email and a yahoo account.

If at all possible, I'll always have access to SOMETHING.

When I can swing the budget I'll also get a sat. connection and mount 
it on a trailer.  I'll make that a mobile system that will allow me to 
set up a hotspot anywhere.


marlon

- Original Message - From: Ryan Spott [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: [WISPA] How many of you actually use your own service?



I always tell my clients that I use my own service and that I will
usually know before they do that things are slow or not working
because my family will call me MUCH faster than any client.

This builds trust with my clients.

...


Recently I was emailed by another WISP in my area and I noticed the
CEO was NOT using his own serviceStrange

So with all this being said, I was wondering... how many of you use your
own service?

ryan
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Re: [WISPA] Need Coverage Help ... PA

2007-03-29 Thread Tim Wolfe

Rick, a little far out of my reach. Sorry Dude!


Rick Smith wrote:

lol.  I don't care if I make nothin off this one - I have to bill them.

We're doing three of their stations up here in jersey - their fourth is in
aston.

they won't do any if we can't do them all. 


:)

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Behalf Of JohnnyO
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:52 PM
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Rick - it's only because you're a yankee but what half of the customer
are you wanting in this split ? 


JohnnyO

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Behalf Of Rick Smith
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:49 PM
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Cc: 'Principal WISPA Member List'
Subject: [WISPA] Need Coverage Help ... PA

Anyone cover this location and want to split a customer with me ?
 
12 Kent Road

Aston, PA 19014
 
I imagine there's a tower on-site...it's a TV station.
 
Let me know asap.
 
R

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[WISPA] Service in York PA.

2007-03-27 Thread Tim Wolfe
I need to know if anyone can service the York PA area. I have a client 
there who needs bandwidth ASAP.

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Re: [WISPA] Many thanks

2007-03-16 Thread Tim Wolfe

FYI, I only use GeoCel on roofs and mast mounts, NOT radio connectors. ;-)


Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

Check out this.

http://www.dslreports.com/speak/slideshow/14670691?c=914265ret=L2ZvcnVtL3JlbWFyaywxNDY1MTI2Mn5kYXlzPTk5OTl%2Bc3RhcnQ9MjA%3D 



The product I prefer for the conformal sealing in the pic is...
http://www.sashcosealants.com/home_improvement/products/lexel.shtml
Read the specs on that stuff.  There isn't a job it can't do.

Tim Wolfe likes to use.(I used to use it on commercial gutter 
installs when I worked for a steel roofing company, it's nice)

http://www.geocelusa.com/php/oic/product.php?prdb_product_id=48


Both are great products.  Hope it helps.  Well, I didn't read your 
thread yet, but I will soon.  Either way.the way I go the route of 
scotch 33+ (sticky side out)  Scotch 2210 and finish it with scotch 
33+ (at least 4 layers).


Brian




John Scrivner wrote:
I appreciate all the feedback on the moisture from all of you. I was 
not sure the proper way as I always used a completely different 
method in my CATV days. Our hard line was sealed with an adhesive 
lined heat shrink tubing. I actually saw water get into those 
connections too though so I was curious what you guys used. I am 
seeing a pattern from those of you who answered which looks like the 
plan going forward. The tape-mastic-tape 3-way sealing plan is going 
to be what we do from now on.

Thanks guys,
Scriv


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Re: [WISPA] New WISPA Vendor Member - ValuePoint Networks

2007-03-15 Thread Tim Wolfe

I'll second that one!, Welcome to WISPA!!!


Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:

Welcome!

Marlon
(509) 982-2181   Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp!
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam



- Original Message - From: John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wireless@wispa.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:17 PM
Subject: [WISPA] New WISPA Vendor Member - ValuePoint Networks


Please welcome another new WISPA Vendor Member - ValuePoint Networks. 
For many of us the challenge of meeting the goals of delivering the 
hotspot, hospitality, MDU and Muni Wi-Fi markets is a bit outside our 
normal realm. We are used to owning our infrastructure and selling 
Internet connections to a fixed customer base. The model of the Wi-Fi 
hotspot is now becoming a bigger part of our business. I am glad to 
see ValuePoint come on board with WISPA to help us meet these 
challenges and add these revenue opportunities to our bottom line. I 
know I am getting more requests every day from restaurants, hotels, 
city government, etc. to deliver solutions to them. I plan to call on 
ValuePoint for help in these areas of expertise and hope you will do 
the same. Here is a little information from David Grissom of ValuePoint:



ValuePoint Networks supports hundreds of service and solution 
providers world-wide by providing a complete line of rugged, 
powerful, and highly reliable wireless products designed with the 
solution provider in mind. Simply put, ValuePoint's products do the 
job the others cannot, and for a price the others cannot match.


Founded in 2002 to develop products designed specifically for 
hotspots and other public access venues, ValuePoint has quickly 
become a leader in this burgeoning space, and has expanded into other 
markets as well, such as industrial, WISP, MTU/MDU, and municipalities.


With Rugged Access Points, Advanced Gateway Controllers, and Mesh 
Routers, shipping since early 2003, ValuePoint Networks' products are 
deployed today in thousands of venues around the world.


Hotels, marinas, shopping malls, RV parks, MTUs, MDUs, and virtually 
every imaginable location are operated using ValuePoint Networks' 
renowned SuperAP, MultiAP, SuperMesh, and Gateway Controller products.


ValuePoint offers our customers superior solutions at much lower 
price points, thereby minimizing your up-front capital investment.


About Me:

David A. Grissom

25 years in computer networking industry

First half doing integration (Sytek(acquired by Hughes) and 
co-founded Cohesive Systems(acquired by Exodus). Second half building 
products (Wind River and ValuePoint Networks) 5 years building Wi-Fi 
(ValuePoint Networks)

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Re: [WISPA] Walmart RFID update

2007-03-15 Thread Tim Wolfe
Here is a link to the specific page at Broadband Reports: 
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/82238?brk=2
You can bet there was a good reason that made it to the front page there 
too. ;-)




Ryan Morgan wrote:

Dylan,

Wal-mart found out about the post on www.dslreports.com on their own. 
It was a news topic on the main page that pointed to the forum thread. 
There was really nothing negative mentioned in the topic( well one 
thing , but more of a last resort kind of fix ), rather trying to get 
some information about getting away from the interference. They may 
take it as bad pr though.



Thanks,

Ryan



Dylan Oliver wrote:

Congratulations on the change of heart you've found in Walmart. Did you
happen to mention to them that you were posting complaints about their
system in the Broadband Reports Forums, or did they discover this
themselves? They must (or should) have a search appliance dedicated to
sniffing out the first malodorous whiffs of bad press.

Now it's time, as RickG suggests, for the good PR. This thread is a 
start,

as it's every bit as searchable as the forums!

Best,




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Re: [WISPA] anyone see this?

2007-03-15 Thread Tim Wolfe
Thank The good Lord above that I never signed the TelCove contract for 
bandwidth last year!. I mean, you really have no idea what the local 
provider was doing wrong, but to turn off a school district and fire CO 
on that system, COME ON!. You can bet the lawsuits from the school 
district alone will make Level 3 think twice about doing this again?. 
If  you have an offending server, the stupid thing has an IP address, 
Block it!. I would hope that Level 3 has enough smarts to do this?. Even 
a little guy like me knows how to block an offending IP address, and I 
am stupid, LOL!



Matt Liotta wrote:

http://gigaom.com/2007/03/14/why-did-level-3-turn-off-a-rural-isp/


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Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

2007-03-12 Thread Tim Wolfe
I'm safe. If she wants me, she has already been to my house, so she 
knows where to find me (And before you even start, Ken was here with 
her). :-)



JohnnyO wrote:

LookOuT TIM ! Dawn is tracking you ! (hehehe)

JohnnyO

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Dawn DiPietro
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 8:24 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

Driving would be 4hrs 45 min and 249 miles according to google. ;-)

Tim Wolfe wrote:
  

I am not sure mileage wise, but it is at LEAST a 3.5hr drive for me.



JohnnyO wrote:


How far away are you from that location ?

JohnnyO

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
  

On
  

Behalf Of Tim Wolfe
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:53 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

If it is that great?, maybe we should hang an AP and get busy?. Do 
you know any good consultants that could show us how to do it?., LOL!
  


  

:-$


JohnnyO wrote:
 
  

It's a great area sir !
JohnnyO

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]



On
 
  

Behalf Of Tim Wolfe
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 5:58 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

Hey Johnny, I would love too, but that one would require one heck of


a
  


 
  

PtP shot!. I don't think there is anyone there??.




JohnnyO wrote:
 


Can Anyone service this location 
 
Link to a google map -   Location


  
  

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=qhl=enq=41+39+13+-79+28+53layer=ie=UT
  
 
  
 


F8z=9ll=41.752873,-79.035645spn=0.850327,2.768555om=1  to be
serviced  
How about Saxton PA 
 
Regards,
 
JohnnyO

  
  

  
  


  


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Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

2007-03-11 Thread Tim Wolfe

I am not sure mileage wise, but it is at LEAST a 3.5hr drive for me.



JohnnyO wrote:

How far away are you from that location ?

JohnnyO

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If it is that great?, maybe we should hang an AP and get busy?. Do you 
know any good consultants that could show us how to do it?., LOL! :-$



JohnnyO wrote:
  
It's a great area sir ! 


JohnnyO

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Hey Johnny, I would love too, but that one would require one heck of a



  

PtP shot!. I don't think there is anyone there??.




JohnnyO wrote:
  


Can Anyone service this location 
 
Link to a google map -   Location



  

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=qhl=enq=41+39+13+-79+28+53layer=ie=UT
  
  


F8z=9ll=41.752873,-79.035645spn=0.850327,2.768555om=1  to be
serviced 
 
How about Saxton PA 
 
Regards,
 
JohnnyO
  

  
  



  


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Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

2007-03-10 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Johnny, I would love too, but that one would require one heck of a 
PtP shot!. I don't think there is anyone there??.





JohnnyO wrote:

Can Anyone service this location 
 
Link to a google map -   Location

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=qhl=enq=41+39+13+-79+28+53layer=ie=UT
F8z=9ll=41.752873,-79.035645spn=0.850327,2.768555om=1  to be
serviced 
 
How about Saxton PA 
 
Regards,
 
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Re: [WISPA] NorthWest PA / SouthEast PA - Service Needed

2007-03-10 Thread Tim Wolfe
If it is that great?, maybe we should hang an AP and get busy?. Do you 
know any good consultants that could show us how to do it?., LOL! :-$



JohnnyO wrote:
It's a great area sir ! 


JohnnyO

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Hey Johnny, I would love too, but that one would require one heck of a 
PtP shot!. I don't think there is anyone there??.





JohnnyO wrote:
  

Can Anyone service this location 
 
Link to a google map -   Location




http://maps.google.com/maps?f=qhl=enq=41+39+13+-79+28+53layer=ie=UT
  

F8z=9ll=41.752873,-79.035645spn=0.850327,2.768555om=1  to be
serviced 
 
How about Saxton PA 
 
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JohnnyO
  



  


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Re: [WISPA] License Wireless Link. Microwave Networks

2007-03-09 Thread Tim Wolfe
Try First Avenue Networks (Now Fiber Tower). They are really FAST at 
getting you a PtP license!, sometime just 48hrs.

http://www.fibertower.com/




Javier Arigita wrote:
I am looking for a high capacity link in license bands. I am having a 
look

at Microwave Networks (/www.microwavenetworks.com). Do you have any
experience with this manufacturer?

I am not really an expert in license links. I know Ceragon, Dragonwave 
and

Microwave. Does anyone have an idea of the ranking of vendors for license
wireless links?

Many Thanks and Best Regards,

Javier Arigita


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Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality - a somewhat different take

2007-03-04 Thread Tim Wolfe
After reading this, it becomes very obvious this person does not have a 
clue? (Or should I say, he is owned by the telcos?)




wispa wrote:
You can take his views however you wish...  But NN legislation is probably on 
the way, and this could get real ugly...REAL ugly real fast.  When DC takes 
on a problem, whether or not it really exists, it turns political 
instantly, and we could be the ones that get whipsawed. 


http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20070228-075046-2287r.htm





Mark Koskenmaki   Neofast, Inc
Broadband for the Walla Walla Valley and Blue Mountains
541-969-8200

  


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Re: [WISPA] Widespread abuse of FCC rules, a list...was TV whitespaces

2007-02-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Gang, After reading this thread for a few hours, I told myself I 
would shut up and just go away, but I must say, after pacing around the 
house for awhile and reviewing all of the things that I know in my 
mind?, I must say something?(Not that anyone gives a rats behind?). 
Look, what Patrick has posted to this list(As much as I hate to say it, 
and not because it's Patrick, its because of the actual subject?) is 
TRUE!. If You are looking to find some truth to his statements?, just 
wander over to DSL Reports WISP forum( 
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/wisp )  and review some of the posts 
that have been made there over the years?. At least every other day or 
so, someone posts a question about how far they can hook up a client 
using a 1 watt amp with a 15.5dBi omni. When I first started in this 
business, if the salesperson at Ecomm, Winncomm etc. didn't know You?, 
and You asked for a 1 watt amp?, they wouldn't sell it?, or at least You 
had to answer a LOT of questions as to what You were going to use it 
for?. Today, all someone has to do is go to ebay, or call any of the 
popular vendors and in most cases?, it is on a UPS truck in 24hrs headed 
for Your address. I am NOT blaming any vendor for this mess any more 
than I am blaming the FCC or our industry as a police force, it just 
needs to be said that it IS heading in the wrong direction quickly(I 
think Patrick's mention of the slippery slope is accurate?). To add to 
the mess is a list of consultants that have popped up as of late?. In 
2000, if You typed in WISP as a search word?, You got almost NO hits. 
Today, when You repeat this, the result is CRAZY! ( Results 1 - 10 of 
about 3,430,000 for WISP-From Google!) . The current trend in the WISP 
business is headed right towards the same debacle as the CB radio craze 
of the 70's? (I guess I am showing my age, LOL!). That problem ended 
because the spectrum was so wasted that You couldn't even talk to 
someone down the street, and cell phone and other communications 
technologies replaced the medium. While I do not know anyone in a high 
position in the FCC at the time, I am almost positive that more than one 
FCC meeting had people with their arms in the air going, OMG!, What are 
we going to do??. IMHO.ahh, You know what?, scratch my opinion, 
lets just say that in my experience, I know where this entire deal is 
headed unless something major happens?, it will be a wasteland that is 
sooo bad, You won't even have to put Your coffee in the microwave to 
heat it up, just open the protective steel front doors on Your house and 
set it outside for a few seconds and it is ready!( OK, a little 
overboard, but I think You all get my point?). I have been in this 
business since 2000. When I started lighting up PoP's in 2001, a site 
survey yielded nothing, nada, zip zilch zero as far as other AP's or 
competitors 802.11b AP's. Now, at those same PoP's, I can find on 
average at least 8 to 10 active AP's. I know all of You have seen this?. 
While some are just home user AP's, they are there non the less!. Heck, 
the other day an AP showed up with a -58!!!. I traced it down to a home 
user that had a 13.5dBi omni on his/her roof. While I have no idea why 
they did that?(My guess is to provide better coverage in their house and 
back yard or maybe share their cable connection?), it is insane that a 
consumer was allowed to purchase that stuff!. If any of You think that 
we do not have an issue with people violating FCC rules?, You had better 
think again!. It is not just WISP's but all types of people that include 
consumers, municipal, school and business IT depts. and a few 
consultants who yesterday where saying Wendys drive thru, can I take 
Your order please? and now today they are spouting out, I are a  wi-fi 
consultant. I just find it odd that the alarm bells are not ringing in 
more heads than just a few of us?.





Dennis Burgess - 2K Wireless wrote:

Interesting thread, very good points on all fronts.

I wanted to point out something, something that the guy who was talking
about consultants etc.  You are correct in that many people who are
consultants don't know the real world implications.  Us WISPs have first
hand knowledge of what these things will do, what the bands, hardware, etc
is capable of.  


A recent study was commissioned in St. Louis. This was a feasibility study
that netted some consultant over $90,000 bucks from the way I read it.
What was this for?  To see if the city of St. Louis can put in a wireless
network covering downtown.   H.  My first thought on this was

So the consultant needs to conduct a study on IF you can do this?   Does
he not know what he is doing? I can tell you I can do it, might take me a
bit to do the necessary research, but hell for that price, I will do the
research, finding bandwidth, contracts, and power/data agreements.  


This is the kind of thing that us, using license exempt bands nee to fight.
We need to make it public, 

[WISPA] Anyone have a clue as to who this may be??

2007-02-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
This a thread that is rolling over at the DSL Reports forum, and I must 
say, it is getting stranger by the moment?



http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,1391



  


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Re: [WISPA] Anyone have a clue as to who this may be??

2007-02-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
Thats what I thought?, but I wanted some more opinion as to what this 
person is up too?



Gino Villarini wrote:

Jeje seems like the same fishy story from etherlinx ...

Gino A. Villarini
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Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.
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This a thread that is rolling over at the DSL Reports forum, and I must 
say, it is getting stranger by the moment?



http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,1391
  
  



  


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Re: [WISPA] Anyone have a clue as to who this may be??

2007-02-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hmmm..., I am sorry if I ruffled Your feathers Dylan?. I really didn't 
want to start a major debate, nor do You need to reply and defend Your 
position, as I understand it and respect it 100%.  I was simply looking 
to see if anyone had seen this sales pitch before?. I am thinking maybe 
an old CO is trying to come back under a different name or there is some 
other BS that I need to be aware of?.



Dylan Oliver wrote:

Let's leave the wild speculation over at DSL Reports, thanks. No need to
further muddy the waters in this river ..

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Re: [WISPA] Widespread abuse of FCC rules, a list...was TV whitespaces

2007-02-07 Thread Tim Wolfe
There is one thing that I failed to mention, and I thought it very 
important to point it out?. While I do see all of this happening at some 
locations, I must say that it has not hampered my ability to deploy or 
to operate my business?.. There is a HUGE difference between a hack and 
a professional. There are hacks in any business and these people are 
never around for long, as there are no shortcuts in this business no 
matter who tells You otherwise. The ability to engineer around these 
obstacles is a known thing, and all of us professionals know this fact. 
I personally consider someone running outside the regulations to be a 
hack. Just like a cloud of gnats that are in Your face when working on a 
tower or an install, these gnats eventually die or get blown away by 
the winds of change, and they really are only a temporary annoyance?. I 
made my original post to point out some of the shortcomings in the 
current system. While these shortcomings are there?, they are no 
different than any other business that You run?. Lets face it, if we 
could all run and cry about things we didn't like to the Govt. agency 
responsible for our line of work and get them to make changes that only 
benefited our line of work?,  the stock and investment markets would be 
a perfect place?. The price of crude oil would be constant, all mutual 
funds would have a guaranteed rate of return and that entire business 
would be a utopia of sorts?. We all know that will never happen, and 
that industry itself has fallen once or twice (Think-Great Depression), 
but it is still here, as there are some really smart professionals out 
there that see all of the current setbacks and figure ways around them. 
Our business is no different. While it may seem as though I am trying to 
correct my first post?(I am man enough to pull my own foot out of my 
mouth), I am really not. I re-read what I sent out, and I just wanted to 
make sure that everyone who read it took it in the right context and did 
not interpret it as a doomsday message? (It really was not meant to be a 
Chicken Little The sky is falling type post but it sure did look like 
one?).  I am just trying to point out some of the things that are 
happening in our business, and those road blocks are happening in EVERY 
business. If it were so horrible, most of us smart guys would have 
sold out a long time ago while the going was good. The WISP business is 
here to stay and the things that I mentioned in my first post are real, 
but they are not insurmountable.




Tim Wolfe wrote:
Hey Gang, After reading this thread for a few hours, I told myself I 
would shut up and just go away, but I must say, after pacing around 
the house for awhile and reviewing all of the things that I know in my 
mind?, I must say something?(Not that anyone gives a rats behind?). 
Look, what Patrick has posted to this list(As much as I hate to say 
it, and not because it's Patrick, its because of the actual subject?) 
is TRUE!. If You are looking to find some truth to his statements?, 
just wander over to DSL Reports WISP forum( 
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/wisp )  and review some of the posts 
that have been made there over the years?. At least every other day or 
so, someone posts a question about how far they can hook up a client 
using a 1 watt amp with a 15.5dBi omni. When I first started in this 
business, if the salesperson at Ecomm, Winncomm etc. didn't know You?, 
and You asked for a 1 watt amp?, they wouldn't sell it?, or at least 
You had to answer a LOT of questions as to what You were going to use 
it for?. Today, all someone has to do is go to ebay, or call any of 
the popular vendors and in most cases?, it is on a UPS truck in 24hrs 
headed for Your address. I am NOT blaming any vendor for this mess any 
more than I am blaming the FCC or our industry as a police force, it 
just needs to be said that it IS heading in the wrong direction 
quickly(I think Patrick's mention of the slippery slope is accurate?). 
To add to the mess is a list of consultants that have popped up as 
of late?. In 2000, if You typed in WISP as a search word?, You got 
almost NO hits. Today, when You repeat this, the result is CRAZY! ( 
Results 1 - 10 of about 3,430,000 for WISP-From Google!) . The current 
trend in the WISP business is headed right towards the same debacle as 
the CB radio craze of the 70's? (I guess I am showing my age, LOL!). 
That problem ended because the spectrum was so wasted that You 
couldn't even talk to someone down the street, and cell phone and 
other communications technologies replaced the medium. While I do not 
know anyone in a high position in the FCC at the time, I am almost 
positive that more than one FCC meeting had people with their arms in 
the air going, OMG!, What are we going to do??. IMHO.ahh, You 
know what?, scratch my opinion, lets just say that in my experience, I 
know where this entire deal is headed unless something major happens?, 
it will be a wasteland

Re: [WISPA] SmartPhone Happiness...

2007-01-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
OK, Since we are on this topic?. I picked up a Samsung BlackJack about a 
week ago, and to this point, I have some very mixed emotions?. I used to 
have an old Palm PDA and I carried my cell phone, so You can understand 
that trying to go to one device was a no brainer?. I love the look and 
feel of the phone, as it is a LOT slimmer than a Treo or Blackberry and 
the bluetooth headset and built in speaker phone makes it a breeze to 
talk and work, drive etc. while on the phone. The screen is nice and 
bright, and since it runs Windows mobile 5, it is fairly familiar when 
You look at the screen and the way it interacts with the user. The on 
board camera works great and takes wonderful photos after You get the 
settings right(1.4 MegaPixel). Now for the bad stuff!. It EATS 
batteries. Samsung must be aware of this?, as they shipped it out with 2 
batt. in the box. If You leave the house with a fresh batt. installed, 
You can bet that it will almost be out of juice by the time You walk in 
the door at night?, so if You are a true road warrior?, You may be 
screwed without a spot to plug in the charger during the day?.. It also 
comes with a data/modem  cable that allows You to sync. the phone with 
Outlook on Your desktop. It even ships with a registered copy of Outlook 
and the key so You can do a fresh install. All of that would be great if 
I could just get the [EMAIL PROTECTED] phone to sync with the Outlook program!.To 
this point?, it is a no-go!. Another negative is that You can only edit 
Your appointment settings on the desk top computer. If You are on the 
road and want to edit or add a new event or appointment?, FORGET IT!. 
You will have to write it on a piece of paper and enter it when You get 
back to the PC. THAT IS STUPID! Even though it touts being an MP3 
player, You still need to install a microSD card for storage(extra 
expense) AND there is no 1/8 phone jack for head phones???. If You want 
head phones?, You have to buy a proprietary setup from Samsung and it 
plugs into the same port as the data cable. What this means is that if 
You are on the plane and You want to listen to music, thats great?, but 
don't forget, You will also need to charge the batt. at some point, and 
You CAN NOT do both, unless You pack the spare batt. along to every 
place You go AND the portable charger that uses a 110AC outlet and a 
small black charger box.



Patrick Leary wrote:

Nice OT thread guys; I am learning and hope others chime in.

Patrick Leary

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Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 10:50 AM
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Matt,

It's funny you posted this message today I just picked up a new 
test phone I am trying to replace my Treo 650. I grabbed an HP iPaq 
6945 from Cingular for $189 (with two year contract) and have been 
playing with it on an off for the last couple of days.


The biggest advantage to this phone is the built-in GPS, along with WiFi

and Bluetooth. There are some neat functions that are already built-in 
to the main OS... such as the camera showing GPS coordinates on the 
picture when you take it (if you enable that option). Also, many 
commercial map programs (TomTom 6, etc.) work on this phone with the 
GPS. With a simple car mount and car adapter, you have a full-fledged 
GPS device built into your phone. There are also programs that will 
connect to WiFi and update GPS coordinates to a website... so you could 
have real-time locations for your installers with no monthly fee. ;)


It's running Windows Mobile 5, which is better than any other Windows 
phone OS I have used, but still not as easy to navigate as the Palm OS. 
The biggest feature on the Treo 650 for me is the SMS messaging. It's 
easy to access (single button) and it keeps a chat dialog going with 
each person you have talked to. I send and receive over 100 messages per


day, sometimes 200-300. It's quick, easy, and can be done with one hand.

If there was just a simple program that would function the same, the 
iPaq could be a great phone for me.


I should also mention I purchased a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. This is a

pretty cool device as well built in WiFi and Bluetooth, running 
Linux with a nice GUI. Nice wide, bright screen too. It just doesn't 
have a phone or GPS, just WiFi. Still pretty cool for that type of a

device.

Travis
Microserv

Matt Larsen - Lists wrote:
  
It was finally time to replace my Nokia 6800 with 600 hours and a 
broken screen from being dropped too many times, so I decided to get a



  

Nokia E70 phone.

It has been a little bit of a challenge, but it is pretty close to 
cell phone nirvana.  It has been able to do I have wanted to 
accomplish with a PDA or cell phone combined.


The first main issue was getting the phone contacts/calendar/notes 
synchronized with my PC.  My previous phone was extremely flaky when 
used with 

Re: [WISPA] Point to Point Link Help

2006-12-06 Thread Tim Wolfe
Matt, While You are correct in that statement, the TR5plus radios can 
handle more smaller packets per second than the standard TR5a units?. 
Thats what I thought I read?





Matt Larsen - Lists wrote:

Jory Privett wrote:
I have a need for a new PtP link that is 12.5 miles.  The LoS is good 
and the spectrum is pretty clean. I have 100' towers on both ends.  I 
am looking to use a pair of Tranzeo TR-5plus-32f radios with 
antennas.  I am hoping to get about 10-12M real world transfer with 
this link.  Does anyone have experience with these radios?Can I 
expect this kind of bandwidth?Any other radio suggestions that 
you would make for this link?


Jory Privett
WCCS

Save your money - you can do that with the 5a24 integrated antenna 
units.  12meg shouldn't be a problem.


The setup you have specified here will work right out to the limits of 
the radios - 35 miles or so.


Matt Larsen
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Re: [WISPA] Insurance for use of bucket truck or lift for installs.

2006-11-18 Thread Tim Wolfe

Cliff Leboeuf wrote:

1. I don't agree that 'vehicle' insurance covers ANYTHING that arises due to
the vehicle or its use. 'Vehicle' insurance covers things when used as a
'vehicle'... Driving accidents. Even if you have 'vehicle' insurance on a
bucket truck, you would need 'liability AND worker's compensation'
insurances to cover any personal and property from the use of the 'bucket.'
I believe that you could use a bucket truck without 'vehicle' insurance if
you had 'liability' insurance on PRIVATE property and be covered adequately.
//
  
OK, Auto insurance is designed to pay for anything that happens or 
arises out of the use of any vehicle listed on the policy. It does not 
matter whether or not the vehicle is used on private property OR a 
public roadway, OR if it is moving or stationary, period. Their are 
really 2 types of auto insurance, personal and commercial. Personal 
insurance is designed for the average Joe that used their car or small 
truck(pickup) to drive back and forth to work(Notice I didn't say For 
work, very important!), take the kids to soccer practice and church on 
Sundays. It will even cover You if You help Your loving Mother in Law 
move into Your house and You bring her belongings over in the back of 
Your pickup, LOL!. This is what a personal use really is(At NO TIME are 
You making $$)


   . Business Auto or commercial insurance is designed for any type of 
vehicle that is used in the course of activities that generate income 
for Yourself or a Corporation, LLC etc. It does not matter if You own 
the Corp. or You work for it, or You are just doing a favor for the 
person who does own it.One of the main things that makes business auto 
insurance so different is that it has to cover not only driving 
accidents, but accidents that arise from what the different types of 
things vehicles do in the course of their travels, as the average person 
does not own a vehicle with a bucket truck on it, nor do they own a 
tanker truck filled with Jet fuel that they drive to Church on Sundays. 
Personal lines coverage just deals with one thing, accidents that come 
from small autos hitting something else(For the most part?).
 Business insurance covers a very broad spectrum of things that 
specialized vehicles do, and there could be a very different type of 
exposure the insurance CO would have to pay out on a claim based on what 
the vehicle in question was designed to do. In almost every state, the 
business auto insurance covers ANYTHING that arises from the use of the 
vehicle, PERIOD. Whether it is a hole made in the roof from a bucket, or 
a stream and local pond destroyed because 50 gallons of diesel fuel 
leaked from the fuel tanks, or the Thermo King unit took a crap and all 
10,000 pds. of  frozen fish got stinky really fast?, it is covered under 
the business auto policy and Your GL(General Liability) DOES NOT.
General liability insurance is designed to pay for damages done 
through the course of Your normal business activities. This would 
include things like causing a roof to leak during an install, or one of 
Your employees flicking a cigarette into a pile of leaves at the 
customers house and the entire place burned down. Depending on how Your 
GL policy is written, or what state You live in, it may or may not cover 
SOME of the auto related claims as a secondary coverage, but secondary 
coverage ONLY. Most of the ones that do cover losses like this will have 
a paragraph in the policy itself stating that if there is no primary 
coverage from the business auto policy?, the GL coverage can not be used 
as primary. There are simply no shortcuts when it comes to buying insurance?
Most states also make You carry a minimum medical coverage amount. 
This amount is primary even IF You have workman's Comp. So if You have 
$10,000 of medical coverage on Your business auto policy, and one of 
Your employees falls out of the bucket while it is in the air and breaks 
both of their legs?, Your business auto policy will pay the first 
$10,000 of the medical bills AND THEN workmans comp. will kick in a pay 
the rest.
With all of the different types of insurance You mentioned Cliff in 
Your post above, each one has a purpose and will only pay out in a very 
specific instance. There is no way that You could purchase just a GL 
(General liability) policy and stretch it or do a little dance and hope 
that You are covered at the time of a loss.





2. If you have employees use their personal vehicle for business use, THEIR
protection comes from THEIR policy coverage and is meant for their
protection. If YOU, as their employer, want to be covered, you need to add
'non-owned vehicle' coverage to your liability insurance. That is what
covers YOU in the event the employee causes a loss while using their
personal vehicle for your business.

  
Cliff, here again, personal lines policies will only pay for something 
that happens when You are driving Your car or truck for personal 

Re: [WISPA] Insurance for use of bucket truck or lift for installs.

2006-11-16 Thread Tim Wolfe
Tom, I do share some of same views that You have. I just thought it 
would be a good idea to present the pros and cons of omitting 
information. There are 2 types of insurance customers it seems?. The 
first one is like Yourself. You buy the insurance because You have to, 
and the thought of using it doesn't really cross Your mind for all the 
reasons You mentioned below. If it were possible, I am sure that 
insurance CO's would love to find a way to discern the quality customers 
from the irresponsible ones, and charge lower rates based on this fact, 
and the fact that the bucket is only used once a month?. That sad part 
is there is no real way to do this, as insurance is based on the law of 
large #'s, and in order for it to work, everyone must be lumped together 
in one big pool(for lack of other words?). Your customer profile is 
fairly common though. I respect the fact that when the truck is in the 
field, only responsible operators like Yourself will be operating the 
bucket, being extra cautious as to whats going on around You and whats 
happening when the boom is moving etc. This is the way it should be at 
all times. Now lets move on to the second type of customer(The most 
uncommon, believe it or not?). This person usually does everything they 
can to cut corners, not only with work ethics and install qualities but 
also with their level of responsibilties in the day to day operation of 
their business. This customer will hire the cheapest employee that will 
work for them, skimp on safety and vehicle maintainence,  owe $$ to most 
of the vendors he or she does business with and they will usually try 
and call their employees Sub-contractors, trying to avoid paying taxes 
and workmans compensation to make more $$(This is really an entirely 
different topic, but I am just using this as an example?). This risk 
taking carries over to things such as the safe use of a bucket truck. If 
You remember, I mentioned that the people that work for this person are 
really only there because they can not find a job anywhere else, and our 
business owner in question hires them because it is cheap labor. The day 
comes when the bucket truck is needed for an install, and our employee 
gets behind the wheel to do the job(Keep in mind that our employee was 
up half the night boozing with his/her friends, and just found it their 
spouse is messing with the neighbor). When at the job site, this 
employee will not have very good safety principles, and will do 
something really dumb like tear the service head for the electric off 
the wall of the house and tear down the cable CO's fiber line, along 
with the local Telco's phone systems. The reason I am mentioning all 
this is because for the most part, 10% of all insurance customers file 
90% of the claims for reasons mentioned above. This same customer will 
also use their insurance policy as a maintainence contract, and try to 
get the insurance CO to pay for things that You or I would simply say, 
OK, this happened, but I will just fix it myself, as it was my fault in 
the first place.  I dropped a 4ft piece of pipe off of the roof last 
year and it hit the only car parked on the entire street. It was an 
older car that already had 4000 dents and peeling paint, but the damage 
to the fender was $430. I just paid it, because it was stupidity in the 
first place, and I didn't want my rates to go up?. Now, the other side 
of this: We have an incidence where an individual needed new tires for 
inspection, so using their really smart brain, they drove it home from 
the mechanic that failed it, and slashed all the tires themselves. The 
insurance CO only paid the prorated amount, as the tires were worn out 
in the first place, so this enterprising individual got pissed, and went 
and got a set of tires(That didn't match) from the local junk yard that 
had been slashed in a previous crime, had them mounted on the rims for 
the van, and then tried to claim a 2nd time that his tires had been 
vandalized again. I guess You all figured out that this moron is now in 
jail for insurance fraud?(For every one that is caught, 10 get away with it)
The reason I am mentioning all of this is that I am trying to show all 
of You why and how Your insurance rates have been steadily rising over 
the last few years. The bad thing is that even though I am an agent, I 
still pay the same rates that everyone else pays. I also do not have a 
bucket truck, as I find them useless for over 99% of all the installs I 
do(I am sure there are some of us who would be lost without one?), and I 
can not justify the costs for a device that will sit around most of the 
time. Keep in mind that no matter who operates that bucket truck, and 
how careful they are, it only takes a split second for something bad to 
happen, and if that claim is not insured (Or the CO denys it) and it is 
a large loss, The person without the needed coverage will be the one 
getting screwed. It really could mean the difference 

Re: [WISPA] Insurance for use of bucket truck or lift for installs.

2006-11-16 Thread Tim Wolfe

Tom DeReggi wrote:
Excellent point Travis.  It would be covered under business liabilty 
insurance and/or workman's comp.
Auto insurance is meant to cover the driver or other guy that got hurt 
in a driving accident.
Never once heard of a bucket contributing to a driving accident with 
another vehichle.


Unless of course you were driving down the road and forgot to lower 
the boom before driving away :-)


Your business liabilty insurance is also more appropriate for this, as 
you classify what type of business you are in. Using it as a 
lineman, home construction, or Computer Networking can be 
considered and has required provisions for defining that in the 
agreement.


Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


- Original Message - From: Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Insurance for use of bucket truck or lift for 
installs.


Tom, Wrong answer about the business liability insurance :-) . In most 
states, the insurance covers ANYTHING that arises due to the vehicle or 
its use. For instance, in PA, if You close the van door on Your 
hand(even if the vehicle is parked and not moving) and break it, Your 
auto insurance has to pay the medical bills. If the operator of the 
bucket truck sends it through the roof of the house they are working on, 
then the property damage coverage of Your auto policy(primary) kicks in 
and pays for the roof. There is a chance that Your business insurance(GL 
or general liability) policy would cover You on a secondary basis if the 
coverage on the auto policy was not enough and You were sued for the 
difference?(Varies by state). The legal term for this is called the 
proximate cause of the accident or problem, and since the bucket was 
attached to the van, the auto policy will cover it. This is why Your 
insurance CO is pitching a fit about the bucket. Here is some more 
insurance trivia that all of You should be aware of, as I for one hate 
surprises. Did You know that if at the end of Your employees shift, You 
ask that person to drop off a check, contract, pick up a part at radio 
shack etc. and they are involved in an accident, You are going to be 
sued right along with Your employee and their (employee's)private auto 
insurer will more than likely deny the claim, as most personal lines 
policies do not cover any type of business use, period. The idea here is 
that the accident in question would have never occured if You had not 
asked the employee to run an errand for You. We also have some of us 
business owners that do not own any private vehicles. If everything You 
own is insured commercially?, Do Not EVER rent a vehicle unless Your 
Business auto policy has drive other car coverage, because if it 
doesn't?, You will be paying the bill for the accident, as most 
commercial auto policies only cover the vehicles listed on it, and if it 
'aint there?, It 'aint covered. :-(

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Re: [WISPA] Insurance for use of bucket truck or lift for installs.

2006-11-15 Thread Tim Wolfe

Tom DeReggi wrote:

If its a standard VAN / Truck body, Don't tell them about the bucket!
Call it a VAN, not a Bucket truck!

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


As an insurance agent for the last 16 years in the state of PA(Besides 
running a WISP too for the last 5 years), I can tell You that there are 
some negatives to just Not mentioning the fact that it has a bucket on 
it. The first one is that when You sign the insurance application(This 
info. only applies to the state of PA where I am licensed, keep in mind 
the every state has different insurance laws, but almost ALL of them 
adopted the laws from the state of NY, as they were one of the first to 
actually clamp down and adopt them, and this is what PA uses), there is 
a paragraph that says all of the information You have submitted to the 
insurance CO is correct and You then sign underneath it. It is a great 
possibility that by omitting the fact that Your van had a bucket on 
it, the CO could deny Your claim based on the fact that You chose to 
omit the information about the bucket on purpose, as You knew this would 
stop You from securing coverage?. While I do understand that securing 
the proper insurance is becoming expensive, maybe even out of hand?, I 
do not want to see You or any other small CO lose everything buy trying 
to cut corners and get around something by being dishonest?. Almost all 
insurance have something called Good faith agreements in them. This 
Good Faith agreement is based on upon the fact that both You and the 
insurance CO have been up front and honest with each other about what 
coverages You are receiving from the CO and what type of risk the CO is 
actually insuring. They fulfill their half by giving You a policy that 
specificly states what they will and will not pay for, and You fulfill 
Your responsibility by filling out the application with all of Your 
information so that the insurance CO can decide what to charge You based 
upon the information You provided them. If You lie, or as the politicly 
correct term used is Omit some vital information that would stop the 
CO from issuing insurance, then the contract is broken by You right up 
front, and this fact alone could cause You some grave financial harm if 
You employee tears down some fiber and/or phone lines. Just some food 
for thought.

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Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-13 Thread Tim Wolfe

I was thinking I would be the devils advocate, and ask this question:
Why go thru all the hassle of learning Mikrotik(Which, IMHO, Is a PITA), 
when You can save the learning curve, and use Tranzeo, Deliberant or 
even HighGain Antennas solutions that are cheap and easy to administer 
and a M0n0wall box at the NOC?. When You combine the assembly required 
for all the WRAP boards, buying the pigtails, and all of the other good 
stuff that goes along with being a MT shop, learning the management GUI 
etc., You could be up and running in no time with a M0n0wall box and 
gear shipped directly from the OEM's all ready assembled and ready to 
go. And M0n0wall is very easy compared to MT, and if You were so 
inclined, You could use the default settings and have a fairly decent 
network with an old P III and 512M of RAM, which is MUCH cheaper than 
any MT box. Granted, MT has a few more features, but the average WISP 
doesn't need half the stuff that is in there. Any thoughts?


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Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-11 Thread Tim Wolfe

Richard Goodin wrote:




Guys;
These all sound great.  I was reading just a couple months back about 
a WISP operator that had a severe problem.  Just a few yards away, 
maybe 300 feet, another guy put up his tower.  I think they were both 
on 2.4 GHZ, and someone suggested a different AP that would not even 
be detected by conventional systems.  Something about nonstandard 
bandwidth, channel spacing or coding.  I really feel that stealth is 
best here.  These other guys have been in business for a while and 
could cause trouble that I do not need.


Lee
Trango does make a good product. I still have 2 Sunstream AP's in 
use. They are like Timex watches.


I'm using Star War boards. A little bit more than the trango s. The 2 
card boards in a 5 gig rootenna let me use the 2nd card for an omni.
Speeds are about 20+ megs or so and I cloak down to 5MHz and 10MHz 
channel sizes.


One of the things I've been doing is slapping up repeaters all over 
the place. Cheap as hell, about 400.00 or so.


Lately I've ran lmr400 into some of my customers attics and installed 
an omni for their home wifi. We tend to service our customers right 
to the pc and it's a lot better router than a linksys. And I have 
happier customers and I'm happier.


The 2 port and the 4 port both have dual ethernet as well.

Pretty versatile product. Lonnie has come along way with the new war 
platform.



George





Travis Johnson wrote:
That's on quantity 30 $149 each. 5.8ghz, dual polarity, up to 3 
miles (add $40 for a dish and it goes up to 13 miles) and delivers 
up to 10Mbps. Hard to beat! And with SmartPolling on the AP, you can 
get hundreds of customers per sector.


Travis
Microserv

Rick Smith wrote:


that's only quantity (large!) pricing isn't it ?

Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

If it's pretty absent of trees you might look at 5.8.  Trango has 
that cpe for $150.  Not going to find any propriety gear cheaper.


Richard Goodin wrote:

I have been planning my WISP for about a year, and have yet to 
begin delivery of bandwidth to customers. My choice for service 
delivery was 802.11b, but with increased competition from other 
services nearby (about 5 miles away) I am wondering how to avoid 
problems.  I have a 50' tower, and it is ROHN 45g.  My choice for 
antennas would be 4 90 degree horizontal antennas.  I have looked 
at bandwidth and shopped it to death.  My best price is $400 from 
Lime Light.  And I've built a couple of servers, acquired some 
switches and a router.  The Router is a Cisco 1750.


My questions:

What CPE's and AP's would work best in this environment?  I want 
to keep interferance to a minimum, as well as control costs.  My 
environment includes lots of desert, and single story buildings.


Lee




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Richard, A word of advice on competitors. If they were there first, I 
would do my best to cooperate with them and coordinate channels and when 
You fire something up for the first time, You need to call and ask if it 
is causing any problems. In most cases, this goodwill goes a long way in 
letting them know You are a professional and NOT an idiot that worked at 
Wendy's drive thru taking orders yesterday, and now I are a WISP the 
next.. It seems as though I find another AP every other day that some 
moron threw up with a 1 watt amp and 15dBi omni hooked to their cable 
connection, and they are trying to sell it. I will also mention that 
sometimes no amount of goodwill seems to work, and while You may be a 
professional, Your competitors may not be?. If You have to switch 
channels on a daily basis to avoid interference?, then You need to go 
back to the drawing board and re-design Your system to be better than 
theirs.This DOESN'T mean that You should do anything illegal, just make 
a better network than theirs. If anything, THEY should be the ones 
having to switch around if they are non cooperative. I don't know why it 
is, but some people seem to think that there isn't enough customers to 
go around for everyone, when there really is. We have cable, DSL and 2 
other WISP's besides myself, and it seems that none of us have a hard 
time signing up new customers. When I throw up another PoP, I scan to 
see what channels are in use, and how I can best avoid their systems. 
When I put in a new backhaul last year using SmartBridges Nexus radios, 
I called as soon as they were up to see if I had caused any problems to 
my competitors tower that was less than 1/3 of a mile away. These radios 
do a consistant 15Mb using 2.4Ghz and I had no idea how bad they would 
stand on the spectrum to achieve that. As it turns out, I had caused no 
problems because I turned the power down and used high gain antennas so 
that I didn't spray RF all over the place. I still called them to see, 
and if I would have caused a problem, I would have gone back to 

Re: [WISPA] Tech Support Call Center Interest ?

2006-04-10 Thread Tim Wolfe

JohnnyO wrote:

WTF!

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Rick Smith
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 9:27 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tech Support Call Center Interest ?


I'll give you that, but when someone responds to my query for input with
a forget them, we do it better / cheaper and there's no reason for any
other call centers, I take offense..

Ah well, that's business, but I sure would've liked this thread to be a
little more conversational...

R


Rick Harnish wrote:
  

Rick,

Please take no offense to this reply.  I haven't really been following



  
this thread until your last one and I read it because I enjoy reading 
your posts.


I reviewed your first post and the thread that followed.  You did ask 
for input in your first post.


Any input ?

We do live in a free market economy and if someone is already doing 
this cheaper than what your business plan is set for, is it totally 
wrong for them to point it out?  Does that mean that you can't do it 
better at a higher price?  As pointed out in other threads recently, 
cheaper is not normally better.  If you are looking at a new business 
venture, your research should generate an awareness of what other 
businesses are charging and what kind of service that price includes.



  
If you think you can go head to head and garner a market niche of 
WISPs as a WISPA member, then I think you should give it a whirl.  As 
far as I know, Ron Johnson is not a paid WISPA member.  If I were to 
choose a company as a wireless support center, I would definitely 
weigh WISPA membership and experience heavily when making my decision.


Maybe I am reading Ron's post in a different light than you are but I 
didn't really see any strong attack on your post.  He merely pointed 
out that he is in the business to do this and he is cheaper.  That in 
no way means the other members of this list are going to flock to him


for a solution.
  

I'm sure I will draw criticism from some whichever side of the fence I



  

take here.  I think it is a good topic to discuss and for that reason,



  
I will allow the thread to continue.  I personally will find it 
interesting to know what it takes to run a call center.


Respectfully,

Rick Harnish
President
OnlyInternet Broadband  Wireless, Inc.
260-827-2482 Office
260-307-4000 Cell
260-918-4340 VoIP
www.oibw.net
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  
 



-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
On Behalf Of Rick Smith

Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 8:52 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tech Support Call Center Interest ?

Ya know Ron, that was uncalled for.

Wow, ripped apart on-list.  Great atmosphere for getting some feedback



  

on a business idea.

Never again.

Hey Harnish, how about that ?   Argh.

Ron Johnson wrote:



Guys

We have been support ISPs for over 10 years. Dialup, Cable, DSL, or 
wireless. Yes it can get complicated. But then again it is our 
business to know how to get the job done.


Give me a call if we can help you with your Tech support and Customer
  


  

service calls

O BTW we price ours at a much better rate that these guys you are 
talking about.


Ron Johnson
President
National Support Center Inc.
800-203-7961

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
On Behalf Of Mark Nash

Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 6:53 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tech Support Call Center Interest ?

Google GTC tech support. They are reasonable.  Level 1 and level 2 
techs allow them to get their costs down.  If you have something 
specifically for wisps that would be more valuable.


But there is a lot involved in doing this on. As a new customer of 
yours, I would expect you to familiarize your techs with my way of 
doing things so you can be useful for my customers when they call.


My business partner owns a call center and we have looked at doing 
this a little without much interest in taking the plunge to do it.


GTC had a hefty startup fee (I think it was $5k) to have one of their
  


  
managers get familiar with my system and develop training for their 
L1  L2 techs.  Then they took the number of subscribers we had and 
made the base monthly fee ($1 x # of subs).  That gives you (1 minute
  


  
x # of subs) of 'tech time' per month.  Any overage would be about 
$.60 per minute for that month.


Not a bad deal.  I didn't feel that the diversity of my system lent 
itself well to a 3rd party tech support at the time, and since then 
everything I have chosen to deploy has had a consideration given to 
'Call Center Tech Support'.  Whether we do the tech support or not, 
it is worth it to spend time and money to streamline tech support 
methods so we can hire support personnel that are further down on the
  


  

food chain.

Mark
-Original Message-
From: Rick Smith [EMAIL 

Re: [WISPA] Have a Merry Christmas

2005-12-24 Thread Tim Wolfe

John Scrivner wrote:

I have certainly been blessed this year. My business has grown and I 
have had everything I could ever want from life. I am looking forward 
to spending a bunch of time with family and friends and celebrating 
Christmas together. I hope all of you have everything you could ever 
want from life this year also. If you haven't then I hope the new year 
to come will be better for you. I am sure I speak for everyone in 
WISPA in saying, Merry Christmas.

Warmest regards,
John Scrivner
President
WISPA


John, I will second Your thoughts, and I hope that all of us become 
millionaires in 2006!! :-$

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[WISPA] Service in or around Coal Township PA 17866

2005-10-21 Thread Tim Wolfe
Anybody service this area?. If not, does anybody want to go in with me 
and start a WISP there?


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Re: [WISPA] shipping info for Mac D.

2005-09-30 Thread Tim Wolfe
Mac, If You send me the $$, I will just turn around and donate it back 
to You via the website and Your paypal account. Keep smiling and doing 
good!. Keep Your cash!


Mac Dearman wrote:


Tim Wolfe wrote:

Hey Mac, the package is on the way. Since I don't have the email 
address to send tracking, here it is(now everybody can track it!!)

FedEx:  057274810085245
inclosed in the package is:
10-3ft jumpers-Times Microwave LMR400 and connectors
10 rolls of electrical tape(Not Scotch 33, but good enough for taping 
cables to towers etc.)

1 package of 10 inch zip ties(black UV resistant)

There will be care packages to follow, I am just waiting on 
connectors so I can make both Mac AND Johnny O' happy!!, Tim




Tim,

 I appreciate u more than you know. I have a little money left and I 
will pay for the connectors and cable  - - - - - - but I am gonna take 
advantage of the labor :)


Thanks for the time, effort and energy - - - - you have been a great 
help






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Re: [WISPA] shipping info for Mac D.

2005-09-28 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Mac, the package is on the way. Since I don't have the email address 
to send tracking, here it is(now everybody can track it!!)

FedEx:  057274810085245
inclosed in the package is:
10-3ft jumpers-Times Microwave LMR400 and connectors
10 rolls of electrical tape(Not Scotch 33, but good enough for taping 
cables to towers etc.)

1 package of 10 inch zip ties(black UV resistant)

There will be care packages to follow, I am just waiting on connectors 
so I can make both Mac AND Johnny O' happy!!, Tim



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Re: [WISPA] Macs address

2005-09-26 Thread Tim Wolfe
Mac and anyone else who knows?, What address should I be sending these 
cables too?. I threw in some zip ties and rolls of tape too!. I have 10 
done, and will have another 20 by Weds. or Thurs.. Just let me know!!




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Re: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!

2005-09-26 Thread Tim Wolfe

Not a problem Johnny, I will start making more and shipping them ASAP!, Tim

JohnnyO wrote:


Ship to :

Radio Communications Service

Attn: Jay

927 North Parkerson Ave.

Crowley, La, 70526

Thank you Scott ! Between you and Cliff, that takes care of my radio 
needs - Have Cat5 on the way in as well as the jumpers from Tim Wolfe 
! (nudge nudge)


All I am lacking now is 1 Tlink10 w/ext connectors.

JohnnyO

-Original Message-
*From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *Scott Reed
*Sent:* Sunday, September 25, 2005 9:57 PM
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*Subject:* RE: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!

OK, You can hit me off list tomorrow when you know for sure. I
won't get the stuff to UPS until 5:00PM and it won't leave
Centerville until about 9:00PM.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/

*-- Original Message ---*
From: Rick Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 22:52:26 -0400
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!

 don't know yet - most likely will know that by tomorrow mid-day.



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 *Sent:* Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:53 PM
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 *Subject:* RE: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!


 Is UPS going to be able to get to them?

 Scott Reed
 Owner
 NewWays
 Wireless Networking
 Network Design, Installation and Administration
 www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/

 *-- Original Message ---*
 From: Rick Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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  APG Wireless, LLC
  112 Arthur Avenue
  Lake Arthur, La. 70549
  Attn: Sushanna Strickland
 
  (337) 774 - 0320
 
  UPS / Fedex both know them - FEDEX is easier on them, for some
reason.
 
  R
 
  
 
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Scott Reed
  Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:46 PM
  To: WISPA General List
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!
 
  I have 4 CM9s with uFl to N-Female I can send down. Would
rather it be a loan, Johnny, but don't worry about the 90 days.
  If you can use them, let me know where to send them. I can
have them on a UPS truck to leave Centerville IN tomorrow
afternoon. How do I need to ship them, will ground be soon enough,
or do you need them faster than that?
 
  Scott Reed
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  -- Original Message ---
  From: Rick Harnish [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org, 'Principal
WISPA Member List' [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Sent: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 20:57:26 -0500
  Subject: [WISPA] Post from JohnnyO, Help NEEDED!
 
   After surveying my damage this is what I have come up to
needing immediately
  
   6 routerboards(John Tully - this would be my 1st choice :)~
) or wrap boards
   2 tlink10s or atlast with external conectors
   6 2.4ghz radio cards
   6 cm9 cards
   pigtails for everything
   15 4ft jumpers 8 for 2.4ghz 8 for 5.8ghz
  
   That should do it -
  
   If anybody can either donate or LOAN me the gear on a 90day
term I think we can have this network whole again within 10days.
Not looking for a handout or a free ride here - just a lil help !
  
   I am asking for 90days b/c it will take atleast 4 weeks to
get an adjuster here and another 2-4 weeks to receive the
insurance check.
  
   JohnnyO
  
   CPE damage on the client end seems minimal - only the stuff
hanging on towers got banged around !
  
   I have 1 tower that collapsed - 1 tower I will collapse(was
stressed) - 1 water tower install that is GONE - 1 boat shed
repeater GONE - 2 barn top repeaters GONE
  
   All in all I think we'll be fine . On the family side -
we've got 2 generators going at my mother's and plenty of food -
running low on water but the 82nd is supposed to be here tomorrow
with ice / MREs / WATER (you never realize how precious it is)
  
   Sushanna and the boys will be with me tomorrow - I miss my
babies - We'll be at the Onellion Compound where we are already
housing 13 family

Re: [WISPA] Emergncy Relief List Server

2005-09-26 Thread Tim Wolfe
Scriv, It appears that I have been booted also. For what reason I am not 
sure, as I have done every thing in my power to work with both camps to 
Get the job done?. If this in fact the case?, I will most assuredly 
use my influence(If I have any?) and connections to pass on the fact 
that I have been a neutral party, but yet still pay the price for 
something that I have not done?. While I know of quite a few others who 
have a problem with Michael(Bullit), I for one was not on that list, but 
perhaps it's time I join it?. I will send him a private note to see 
where the problem lies, and judge what I do next by his response. I am a 
fair man, and will continue to be so unless I have reason not to be?. I 
will keep You all posted with my results.


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Re: [WISPA] Joe Laura

2005-09-26 Thread Tim Wolfe

Scriv, The # for Joe Laura is: 504-416-3641

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Re: [WISPA] Johnny O's trip to Mac's

2005-09-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
Johnny O, Mac isn't worried about the 4 kids, its You he is  concerned 
about!! :-X . Be careful, and get the hell out of there. Be sure to take 
along a can of fix-a-flat(LMAO!!), and keep Billy away from the rats :-) 
. Nah, on the serious side, Go to Mac's with Your family and ride this 
thing out. I am doing the best that I can to get back down there and 
help. I am still cleaning up the mess from the last trip down, and will 
be for a few more days. The truck ran like a charm, and the transmission 
stayed intact, Even with Russ driving it!,  although he really needs to 
stop backing over 10 meter antennas, as they make a hell of a dent in 
the truck when they fold over and smash the bed, so I am sure it is up 
for another 3300 mile run(Yes, thats how many miles I put on it from 
home to You, driving across AL and MS a few times and then home again! 
=-O  ). I really do feel guilty as hell when I lay down in my dry warm 
bed every night and all those people are suffering, God, I just wish it 
would end!. Oh yea, where I come from, calling a man sweet cheeks 
usually means that You want to come over on Sat. night and listen to 
show tunes and bake some sticky buns, and You just don't seem like 
that kinda guy to me?? :-* (I know I'm not!) LMFAO!!, WTF?


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Re: [WISPA] gulf coast wisps (list in Southwest Louisiana)

2005-09-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
Johnny, was the the same generator we had at Camp WTF??(wireless task 
force hehe). If so, I would say You throughly tested it?LOL!


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Re: [WISPA] cable needs for relief efforts?

2005-09-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
Mac, You will pay nothing!. I will make them up today if possible, but 
more than likely, it will be Sat. till I get them done. Consider it a 
done thing. I will look at my connectors also, and if need be, I will 
order more and keep knocking them out!


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Re: [WISPA] cable needs for relief efforts?

2005-09-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
OK, If You are out there reading this, and You have the crimp on 
connectors(No screw on types please) N male, I could use some. If every 
WISP out there would just send me 6 connectors, I can crank out 3 foot 
jumpers until the cows come home. I have the heat shrink, and I solder 
the center pin and I have enough of that stuff. I just need connectors. 
I was in my truck, and I will have enough ends to make around 12 or so. 
If You have them, my address is as follows:

WaveCrazy Communications
71 Hain Ave
Lebanon PA 17046

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Re: [WISPA] Cables

2005-09-23 Thread Tim Wolfe
I now have the adhesive backed shrink tubing, as I got it today at the 
electrical supply, and 50 N connectors in route to my home via a 
donation. I am going to get busy right now!!. They'll be there soon Mac!!


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Re: [WISPA] Mounting pole size

2005-09-22 Thread Tim Wolfe
Hey Johhny, I love Ya' man, but don't EVER expect me to hire You for any 
painting jobs anytime soon!!, WTF??, Tim

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Re: [WISPA] Rita

2005-09-22 Thread Tim Wolfe

Make some room, and stock up on the Coors light. I'll be there soon I hope?

Cliff wrote:


JohnnyO, That sounds like a lot of cement rubble to have to save your
ass from underneath.

Cliff - Work
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-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of JohnnyO
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 12:47 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Rita

Marlon - Lake Arthur, Louisiana - home of apgwireless.com - we'll be
just to the east side of the storm when she hits... What a mean bitch
this will be. Would love to have ya'll :) I have 3ft thick cement walls
surrounded by other buildings with 3ft thick walls LOL

FYI - we have 4000sq ft of empty space to use for staging area /
sleeping accomodations / plenty of grub / etc.

JohnnyO

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Mark Koskenmaki
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 11:58 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Rita


Are there any WISPA people left who can jump and run?   I got the
impression
that those who could already did and are now already out there...   A
lot of
folks have given a lot already, I suspect more than a few are tapped
out.




North East Oregon Fastnet, LLC 509-593-4061
personal correspondence to:  mark at neofast dot net
sales inquiries to:  purchasing at neofast dot net
Fast Internet, NO WIRES!


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- Original Message - 
From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:36 AM
Subject: [WISPA] Rita


 


Hi All,

What can we do to get ready for Rita's landfall?  I think that now's 
the time to get teams together and pre plan a few staging areas in the
   



 


likely landfall areas.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/145647.shtml?3day
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/145647.shtml?prob
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/221454.shtml?

Thoughts?

Marlon
(509) 982-2181   Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
42846865 (icq)And I run my own
   


wisp!
 


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Re: [WISPA] [WISPBONE] our first connection to another WISP

2005-09-19 Thread Tim Wolfe
HmmInterested in doing what?(Sorry, I 
didn't read the other emails, I am a little busy right now. :-)

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Re: [WISPA] [WISPBONE] our first connection to another WISP

2005-09-19 Thread Tim Wolfe

LMAO!!!, You are a crazy SOB!! ;-)
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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Communication Support

2005-09-01 Thread Tim Wolfe
I have just filled out the form on the  part 15.org website to give up 
my time and some radios(yes, I know it is part 15, but I really want to 
help). I have a few old Avaya ROR's laying around that would work really 
well for PtP links, and I can leave them there and forget about them if 
needed. I guess we will see what happens?

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