Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Peter R.
Which stat don't you like Tom? The PEW Report: http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Digital_Divisions_Oct_5_2005.pdf As of May-June 2005, 68% of American adults, or about 137 million people, use the internet, up from 63% one year ago. Thirty-two percent of American adults, or about 65 million

Re: [WISPA] Wisp Wireless Internet Google Map - NEW SERVER NEEDED

2006-09-20 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
Technically... umm. i dont know. =) but i do know that I expect about 200-500 visitors a day AND the map WILL be in wikipedia under wisp, isp, internet, and other definitions. it WAS already in there getting tons of traffic but alas.. it started running s slow... that we had to remove

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Peter R.
It is a lack of federal policy. Every nation that has a federal policy on teelcom/BB/internet has strong penetration and competition - and cheaper rates. Granted there are lots of debates about why some countries are cheaper, and have more users, but the fact remains that the FCC has failed -

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Peter R.
It is a lack of federal policy. Every nation that has a federal policy on telecom/BB/internet has strong penetration and competition - and cheaper rates. Granted there are lots of debates about why some countries are cheaper, and have more users, but the fact remains that the FCC has failed -

[WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
I use 11b mode for most of my clients. I have 3 routerboard 112's in long distance shots, and I'm sorely disappointed at the performance. Compared to Star-OS, the throughput is down about 40%.Two clients just one house apart, and about 15 miles from the AP show dramatic performance

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread cw
Disparaging remarks of this nature are dysfunctional. Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one but nobody wants to hear it. - cw Mark Koskenmaki wrote: I can't believe that someone would be dumb enough to write this... The biggest problem is a lack of FEDERAL POLICY Oh, please.

RE: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

2006-09-20 Thread Brad Larson
Scriv, very good news and congrats. BTW, I'm still waiting for your update on your BreezeAccess VL upgrade? Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:35 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
I've got an anal sphincter too! http://wimax-coverage.com/wimax-access-wireless-internet-service-why.html two words: Qual-Comm =) -- Robert Q Kim, Internet Advisor Provider http://wireless-internet-access-provider.com http://wimax-coverage.com 2611 S. Pacific Coast Highway 101 Suite 203 Cardiff

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
ps... i guess i shoulda quoted the last post... oops! Disparaging remarks of this nature are dysfunctional. Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one but nobody wants to hear it. - cw On 9/20/06, Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've got an anal sphincter too!

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
- Original Message - From: Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11:19 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition It is a lack of federal policy. Every nation that has a federal policy on teelcom/BB/internet has

Re: [WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread Barry at Mutual Data
Hello Mark, 15 miles!! HAHAHAHA I wish I was so lucky. We are ecstatic if we get 2 miles with 2.4Ghz. We can hardly do 3 miles at times with 900mhz. IIRC, 802.11 timed out at about 11 miles and StarOS had adjusted those settings. Not sure what Mikrotik has done, although nstreme may

Re: [WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread N White
2 Miles? That's all? The farthest we've gotten is 27 on some old Tranzeo 2.4 gear. It's now been replaced with StarOS, but we're still getting 20 miles, and probably more. What antennas are you using? I'm assuming you've got a really cluttered spectrum? Nick Barry at Mutual Data wrote:

Re: [WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
I have customers beyond 20 miles... Last night I installed someone, and couldn't get thier CPE to associate until I called someone and had the distance limit upped to 28 miles on the AP. Anyway, I plotted it in RadioMobile and it's 22.7 miles according to RM. The customer is here behind the

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Tom DeReggi
Peter, Other figures from research firms like Forrester show that only about 40% of Americans have high-speed connections at home, 30% rely on dial-up and 25% don’t have any Internet connections at all! I do not disagree with those statistics. I disagree with your statement that most DialUp

[WISPA] Alvarion VL Fixes Problems with Backhaul Links

2006-09-20 Thread John Scrivner
As you guys know my company was having some serious speed and reliability issues with our existing Trango backhaul some time back. We have about 25 tower locations in Southern Illinois which until recently were all fed from these Trango radios. We had countless short outages, signal

[WISPA] RE: Alvarion VL Fixes Problems with Backhaul Links

2006-09-20 Thread Patrick Leary
I hereby certify that I have not taken over Scriv's body or keyboard. ...Hey John, have my guys finished painting your house for you, grooming your dogs, cleaning your boots and darning your socks? Patrick -Original Message- From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Sam Tetherow
Wow, if they really believe that, I wonder how they expect the American public to buy a car? Gee, Ford, Chevy, GMC, KIA, Toyota, Subaru ... Econo, Sedan, Van, SUV, Pickup ... Sheesh, I guess I'll just walk to work. Buying groceries oh Lord I'm suprised we haven't starved to death in the

Re: [WISPA] iTunes movie downloads announced

2006-09-20 Thread Sam Tetherow
Good, maybe I can see some upgrades on my cheapo accounts. Of course, in Valentine, 30 minutes you can go to the video store rent the movie, come home, make popcorn and be 20 minutes into the movie in the same amount of time ;) I'm sure we'll see an uptick while it is new though. Sam

Re: [WISPA] iTunes movie downloads announced

2006-09-20 Thread Matt Liotta
They have already sold 125,000 movies. See http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060919/disney_online_movies.html -Matt Sam Tetherow wrote: Good, maybe I can see some upgrades on my cheapo accounts. Of course, in Valentine, 30 minutes you can go to the video store rent the movie, come home, make popcorn

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Anthony Will
I have a $30 plan for 390K and a $40 plan for 2M, more than 80% of my customers are on the $30 plan because it meets their needs. It doesn't matter to them that for only $10 more a month they can get 5 times the speed. Actually you did that to your self. Your 80% is dead on. You see you

RE: [WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread Mac Dearman
Mark Koskenmaki: Am I missing something? YES!! No doubt! Is this just a setting problem or ??? Or is a big word and I really think it is an or problem. I think you need your head examined first for saving the $60.00 on the difference between a RB532 a RB112. Were these vital links? Were

Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition

2006-09-20 Thread Peter R.
Tom DeReggi wrote: Peter, Other figures from research firms like Forrester show that only about 40% of Americans have high-speed connections at home, 30% rely on dial-up and 25% don’t have any Internet connections at all! I do not disagree with those statistics. I disagree with your

Re: [WISPA] A little help with Mikrotik

2006-09-20 Thread John Scrivner
Mac! Let's turn the temperature of this debate down a few degrees. You guys are taking a quick trip to Flamesville here. You can drive your point home without driving it into someone's backside. Let's be civil here. Thanks, Scriv Mac Dearman wrote: Mark Koskenmaki: Am I missing