[WISPA] SF Muni Wi-Fi

2006-10-17 Thread Peter R.
http://featured.gigaom.com/2006/10/04/sf-wifi-meeting/ -- Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://4isps.com/newsletter.htm -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

[WISPA] ATT-BST Merger Comments welcome

2006-10-17 Thread Peter R.
Interested parties must file comments no later than October 24, 2006. Persons and entities that file comments become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding, including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order,

[WISPA] Hotspot revenue

2006-10-17 Thread chris cooper
How many of you have done an advertising based revenue model for hotspots or mesh? Im interested in discussing how folks have monetized the captive eyeballs of both their customer base and/or the transient users that traverse the hotspot network. Thanks Chris Cooper Intelliwave

[WISPA] Introduction

2006-10-17 Thread Dennis Burgess - 2K Wireless
Hi all, I was told to hop on over to this WISP List also, if you monitor the MikroTik or WISP lists from part-15, then you may already know of me. I am Dennis Burgess, from 2K Wireless. We are located in Festus, MO, just south of St. Louis. We have been operating for almost 3 years now, still

[WISPA] ot, internet home user security info

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Hi All, I'd like to add some info to our tech support site. What I'm specifically looking for is a site that shows some examples of phishing, virus', identy theft etc. Anyone know of a site that's already done? OR do I need to make one? laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181

Re: [WISPA] Introduction

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
welcome to the best list on the net Dennis! Good to have ya hear. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net

[WISPA] Fw: WiFi Max

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
oh brother. Sent by one email addy, signed by someone else. Got my area code right though! The link makes for a funny read. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)

Re: [WISPA] For you WISPA list people...

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
thanks Mark! Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting) www.odessaoffice.com/wireless

Re: [WISPA] ot, internet home user security info

2006-10-17 Thread Lonnie Nunweiler
http://www.scambusters.org/ They seem to know about everything. I always direct people to it when they ask about emails that are clearly bogus. Lonnie On 10/17/06, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All, I'd like to add some info to our tech support site. What I'm

Re: [WISPA] lightning

2006-10-17 Thread Jenco Wireless
DigiKey lists a standard inductance for each core and the frequencies they filter. Its been awhile since I researched them, but my primary focus was the FM interference and my secondary was just to get as much inductance as possible for lightning suppression. - the more times you loop the cable

[WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Brian Rohrbacher
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,17086669 I have not got to the spreadsheet, but the post was well worth the 5 minute read, and I'm looking forward to getting some numbers down on the spreadsheet. I think this could help some of us. Brian -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

[WISPA] more security reading

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
http://grc.com/dos/grcdos.htm Don't seem to hear about these nearly as often anymore though. Have things gotten better or have I just been living under a rock for too long? laters, Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)

[WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread Carl A Jeptha
Anybody been able to block the stockmarket spam??? My Merak with Spamassassin is loosing the battle. -- You have a Good Day now, Carl A Jeptha http://www.airnet.ca Office Phone: 905 349-2084 Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm skype cajeptha -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

[WISPA] security thread from 2001. What, if anything, has changed since then?

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: Chris Maxwell, WDSL Inc. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 1:12 PM Subject: Re[2]: Hackers can penetrate wireless network OK, before we get too far into these security arguments too far, lets look at what

Re: [WISPA] For you WISPA list people...

2006-10-17 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
I should point out that this calculator is for severe weather northern climates. If you live in some place that doesn't see week-long winter inversions or dense cloud conditions that last a week or more, there are some assumptions that can be altered some that will reduce, for instance, the

Re: [WISPA] Fw: WiFi Max

2006-10-17 Thread Mike Ireton
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: oh brother. Sent by one email addy, signed by someone else. Got my area code right though! The link makes for a funny read. I got a better one just the other day... a letter arrived advising us that a new service will be available in 2007 that

Re: [WISPA] more security reading

2006-10-17 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
For small guys like me, the upstream provider usually is actively involved in stemming DOS attacks - and often thier upstream as well.I know that they have been the subject of a couple of DDOS attacks, but yet we managed to stay online with only some spikey latency and poor throughput to show.

Re: [WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
our postini is doing a pretty good job. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp! 64.146.146.12 (net meeting)

Re: [WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread N White
Carl A Jeptha wrote: Anybody been able to block the stockmarket spam??? My Merak with Spamassassin is loosing the battle. That seems to be our only weakness. Also using SpamAssassin. -- --- | Nick White | | Network Administrator | | Tele-NET Internet

[WISPA] Level3 buys Broadwing

2006-10-17 Thread Peter R.
That just leaves XO and Qwest in the cold. http://www.level3.com/press/7625.html Acquisition Expected to be Adjusted OIBDA Positive in 2007 and Cash Flow Positive in 2008 Purchase Price of Approximately $1.4 Billion in Aggregate Cash and Stock Acquisition Expected to Accelerate Growth of

Re: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Travis Johnson
Hi, Although he has spent some time and efforts, many of his numbers are WAY off: $50 installs (contract labor) customers paying $360 for installation $40 per month ARPU (for a startup WISP is not realistic today with $15 DSL) Just taking the installation numbers away completely changes this

[WISPA] Airband acquires RedWire with eye on WiMAX

2006-10-17 Thread Matt Liotta
http://rcrnews.com/news.cms?newsId=27551 -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Re: [WISPA]CovadExpandsBroadband WirelessNetworkWithDataFloAcquisition

2006-10-17 Thread Matt Liotta
Tom DeReggi wrote: I believe in the next year there will be a hgih volume bid war for WISPs in major markets getting top dollar. The reason is that, the Hype of Wireless is more valuable to a large publically traded ISP, in stock holder perception, than the network and revenue that they are

RE: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Rick Smith
exactly the mistake my company made. Shoulda, woulda, coulda leased... 'cept in NJ, it's $125 contract labor, and $244 for installation (199 install / 45 first month), oh and no free towers, they're all (16 of them) $500 / month / each at LEAST No free lunch. So to answer the previous

Re: [WISPA]CovadExpandsBroadband WirelessNetworkWithDataFloAcquisition

2006-10-17 Thread Tom DeReggi
Unless your company has built sufficient barriers to entry then it is hard to demand top dollar. Without that then it becomes a simple build vs buy decision. I agree with that. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Matt

Re: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Tom DeReggi
The problem with Leasing, is that you ahve to keep your clients longer than your leases. Historically, WISPs make logrithmic growth with each year having more growth than the year before. Usually the profit from old business (subs with paid off leases), rarely covers costs of growth, as the

RE: [WISPA] Introduction

2006-10-17 Thread Dennis Burgess - 2K Wireless
Thanks dude! :) Dennis Burgess, MCP, CCNA, A+, N+, Mikrotik Certified [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.2kwireless.com 2K Wireless provides high-speed internet access, along with network consulting for WISPs, and business's with a focus on TCP/IP networking, security, and Mikrotik routers. -Original

RE: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Brian Webster
Awesome post Tom, to bad many folks won't get the meaning of it. It goes along with the old belief I bought it because it's a tax write off. In my book if you can't write it off dollar for dollar spent you just wasted money. If you only get a 30% write off then you just wasted 70% of the money you

Re: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Travis Johnson
Tom, The idea is that you lease the CPE equipment. It costs you $5 per month per sub (using $149 CPE), and you are breaking even on the install. So from day one I am making money on the sub (and generating positive cash flow). I can then use that money to grow the business (more bandwidth,

Re: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Matt Liotta
I believe you are applying a very simplistic view on a very complex subject. Leases are a financial tool and like any other tool must be used correctly in order to provide benefit. The CAPEX associated with wireless is a serious cash flow issue that operators must deal with. Leases provide a

Re: [WISPA] Are you making money?

2006-10-17 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
We will lease (usually borrow from the bank but I've done both) hardware for my end. Never for the customer end though. Other than my line of credit that is. Has it hurt our growth? Sure. We were already deep in debt though. I already know what a loosing battle that can turn into and how

[WISPA] Good Tower Climbers / Installers Needed

2006-10-17 Thread David Sovereen
I have equipment that I need installed on about 20 towers throughout Central Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin. We have one tower company that we really, really like, but they are booked up solid for months (we've already waited a month in hopes something would open up, but no luck). Does

RE: [WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread rwf
Hi Marlon- We use ASSP. It works great, but it fails a bit at the stock spam that has been coming out lately. It is almost entirely a graphic with no readable text. I figure that the 300+ it kills from just my business and personal Email accounts is justification for deleting 1-2 graphical ones a

RE: [WISPA] lightning

2006-10-17 Thread rwf
Yep- We look at Hamfests for any inductor with a "big hole" and pass the Ethernet or COAX through with as many turns as we can cram in the hole. Ralph From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jenco WirelessSent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:42 AMTo: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread Andrew Niemantsverdriet
Just use spamAssassin with an OCR plugin it does wonders :) On 10/17/06, rwf [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Marlon- We use ASSP. It works great, but it fails a bit at the stock spam that has been coming out lately. It is almost entirely a graphic with no readable text. I figure that the 300+ it

Re: [WISPA] Trying to block Stock Spam

2006-10-17 Thread David E. Smith
rwf wrote: How does postini filter the graphical spam? I can't speak for Postini, but Barracuda Networks' Spam Firewall (I hate that name) recently added OCR features. Basically, they read the graphics, which amuses me. It wouldn't surprise me if Postini were doing something similar.

RE: [WISPA] Good Tower Climbers / Installers Needed

2006-10-17 Thread Rick Smith
Hey Dave, I don't know how much people know about what's goin on in JohnnyO's life these days, but he's completely switched himself around to tower crew mode. He's got all the gear, all the people, and all the time in the world to be doin cross-country trips to install stuff for WISPs, at a

Re: [WISPA] lightning

2006-10-17 Thread Jenco Wireless
It's the simple method - but it works ! Brad H On 10/17/06, rwf [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yep- We look at Hamfests for any inductor with a big hole and pass the Ethernet or COAX through with as many turns as we can cram in the hole. Ralph From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:

RE: [WISPA] Good Tower Climbers / Installers Needed

2006-10-17 Thread Butch Evans
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006, Rick Smith wrote: As for manufacturing mounts on-site, I don't think there's any other way with Johnny. I'd hire him in a second to raise a tower of any height. JohnnyO is likely to be good at creating custom solutions. :-) I heard he's doing a LOT of tower work