Re: [WISPA] More FCC News - Net Neutrality

2008-07-26 Thread Blair Davis
This whole thing makes me wounder... What about when it is spelled out to the user before they sign up? I inform all users that we reserve the right to limit traffic, especially peer to peer traffic. I also tell them that we do not support or recommend VoIP services. They are welcome to try

Re: [WISPA] Weird signal levels

2008-07-26 Thread Blair Davis
If it is slowly getting better, I'd bet on water. Mark McElvy wrote: But why would it be getting better? Mark McElvy AccuBak Data Systems, Inc. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 3:26 PM

Re: [WISPA] new site install pictures

2008-08-10 Thread Blair Davis
Except for the flat, nearly treeless terrain, it looks like one of my setups Even looks like the same grain leg! Kurt Fankhauser wrote: Hey guys I just got some pictures uploaded of one of my AP sites if you want to check it out. Hopefully someone starting out can benefit from it as this

Re: [WISPA] coax cables - RG8/U

2008-08-12 Thread Blair Davis
I have and still do, in some cases, long, (100ft+), cable runs. LMR-400 is the minimum cable size for that on 2.4GHz. You will need an amp. At 5GHz, I would expect LMR-600 or better. However, at 5GHz, I think I would go with tower top radios. I doubt that you will get good results at 5GHz

Re: [WISPA] another tower site install (WAS coax cables)

2008-08-12 Thread Blair Davis
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Blair Davis Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:38 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] coax cables - RG8/U I have and still do, in some cases, long, (100ft+), cable runs. LMR-400 is the minimum cable size for that on 2.4GHz. You will need

[WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-14 Thread Blair Davis
Anybody know who fixes failed CPE? I've ended up with a few Tranzeo units that have died out of warranty and I'd like to see if they can be fixed. Think I've seen him on here ez something... Blair WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-14 Thread Blair Davis
Of Blair Davis Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:10 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE Anybody know who fixes failed CPE? I've ended up with a few Tranzeo units that have died out of warranty and I'd like to see if they can be fixed. Think I've seen him on here ez

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-18 Thread Blair Davis
Well, I gave them a ring. They are net doing Tranzeo. Any others out there? Jim Patient wrote: 1-866-439-5469 http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPageuserid=ezlinxnet Jim Blair Davis wrote: The ez one I had heard of, but, if either is on here, hopefully, he

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-18 Thread Blair Davis
of a Tranzeo CPE it is probably going to be cheaper just to replace them then to try and have them fixed. Ezlinx is the only company that I know of that does the 1 for 1 deal Daniel White 3-dB Networks _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Blair Davis Sent

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-19 Thread Blair Davis
, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I gave them a ring. They are net doing Tranzeo. Any others out there? Jim Patient wrote: 1-866-439-5469 http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPageuserid=ezlinxnet Jim Blair Davis wrote: The ez one I had heard

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-20 Thread Blair Davis
-of-warranty units and it works great. Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC P.O. Box 126 Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405 www.wavelinc.com _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Blair Davis Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:23 PM To: WISPA General List Subject

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-20 Thread Blair Davis
with a 24db grid. 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 Blair Davis Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:29 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fixing

Re: [WISPA] RF linx

2008-08-21 Thread Blair Davis
RF Linx is a little, bitty outfit. But they do good work. Brian Rohrbacher wrote: finally got through, they were all in a meeting.. Brian Rohrbacher wrote: Anyone know how to get through RF linx's voicejail to talk to someone? I have been calling all morning and only get

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-22 Thread Blair Davis
and tell them what you want. I usually deal with Cathy or Bill. Brian Blair Davis wrote: Thanks! Having taken my deaders apart now I see some with a u.fl pigtail and some with an MMCX or RP-MMCX pigtail. (I always get those two mixed up) I'd like to find a female MMCX or female

Re: [WISPA] feedback request

2008-08-27 Thread Blair Davis
for me, 6. All my AP and backhaul, if it is not already 48VDC POE, has a 48VDC to xVDC converter added to it. I won't install anything on my PtMP or backhaul sites that is not 48VDC. For client equipment, we use whatever is with the client hardware. Our typical AP/Backhaul site is as follows:

Re: [WISPA] feedback request

2008-08-28 Thread Blair Davis
Something on this list stinks grin Gino Villarini wrote: Or the type that does not use toilet paper ... after all its going to get dirty again? ... jejeje Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original

Re: [WISPA] Throughput MT

2008-08-28 Thread Blair Davis
I think you are cpu limited. our setup: 2.4GHz P4 1Gbyte with cm9 card 45ft of lmr-400 between ant and card RB532A with cm9 card 5.18GHz link -68db @ 6Mbps -77db @ 54Mbps link 3200ft Netstream mode, best fit TCP thruput (either direction) 26.4Mbps This is our primary link from our

Re: [WISPA] Satellite internet

2008-09-05 Thread Blair Davis
yep. Chuck McCown - 3 wrote: If you had a really tiny monkey with really tiny hands and had them actually grab one of the entangled photons, bring it to a rest and then shake it in the opposite polarization, will the other monkey holding the other photo feel the change? - Original

Re: [WISPA] frequency converters

2008-09-10 Thread Blair Davis
I have a pair of RF-Linx 900MHz-2.4GHz units in service for several years now. They work fine for a PtP link thru a dense tree area... RickG wrote: Mike, Have you tried them? Anyone? -RickG On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Noise?

Re: [WISPA] 2.4 cars for MT AP

2008-09-11 Thread Blair Davis
There are a few things that won't work, (software) with the XR cards. locustworld mesh Also, the SR cards allow diversity while the XR cards do not. Also, for replacements in equipment with only a u.fl connector. Mike Hammett wrote: This is an honest question... Why does anyone use

Re: [WISPA] 2.4 cards for MT AP

2008-09-12 Thread Blair Davis
What software you running? RickG wrote: Whats the best card for WRAP's? -RickG On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Brian Rohrbacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Apparently they have been hard to find for the last few months, but I have heard pretty good things about them. I found

Re: [WISPA] Who stocks PacW DP feeds

2008-09-24 Thread Blair Davis
This is for Mike and it is off topic Mike, what is the deal with hutton getting the Ubiquity NS2 or the Senao EOC-2610 back in stock? Hutton has become my main wireless supplier for radios, cards, boards and other parts, excluding antennas. Thanks, Blair Mike Brownson wrote:

[WISPA] Dual Pol Antennas

2008-09-25 Thread Blair Davis
All this talk about Dual Pol feedhorns has got me curious I'm looking for a dual pol antenna... What I need is H-Pol on 5.3GHz band with 18db or more of gain and V-Pol on 5.8GHz with 15db or more of gain. A narrow beam width is a plus. A grid or a dish will be fine. I'd like to keep the

Re: [WISPA] Who stocks PacW DP feeds

2008-09-26 Thread Blair Davis
those will be in good supply afterwards. And thanks for using Hutton. How do we get your antennas ;) Mike From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on behalf of Blair Davis Sent: Wed 9/24/2008 11:52 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Who stocks PacW DP feeds

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

2008-10-01 Thread Blair Davis
The XR cards have better static protection by far! The little chip that switches the antenna connector on the SR cards dies if you look at it crosseyed! On a tower or other hard to access location, I now use XR cards exclusively. Only one I've lost was to a direct hit. (fragged the antenna,

Re: [WISPA] Bad radio?

2008-10-01 Thread Blair Davis
I never put more than 2 radio cards in the same box, and then only if they are at least 40MHz apart in the 5GHz band. In the 2.4 GHz band, I simply don't put 2 radios in the same box. Also, the XR's draw more power than the SR cards. Does your 4 card adapter have enough headroom on the power

Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo/Mtik disconnect issue...

2008-10-02 Thread Blair Davis
I am starting to wounder about this issue myself Sunday, I replaced an old,(6 years in service!), Hermes I based AP, (base mounted radio, top mounted 1W amp, 150ft LMR-400) with a top mounted RB532A 5.8GHz backhaul and 2.4GHz AP. The radio card for the AP is an XR2 into a 9db Comet omni.

Re: [WISPA] tower

2008-10-15 Thread Blair Davis
Great to look at, but bet they are pricey... 3-dB Networks wrote: I came across these at some point... they look pretty cool http://www.ustower.com/portables.html Daniel White 3-dB Networks -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Travis

Re: [WISPA] PacWireless vs Hyperlink

2008-10-20 Thread Blair Davis
I can't speak to those exact models, but, in general, I have had much better luck with Hyperlink PtP and client/narrow beam antennas than PacWireless. I've had good luck with PacWireless V-Pol sectors. And we have switched to Comet for V-pol omni's Mario Pommier wrote: If anyone has used

Re: [WISPA] RB133Cs

2008-10-20 Thread Blair Davis
If the price is right, I'd be interested... How many? Mike Hammett wrote: Is there much of a market for used RB133Cs? I have a few of them that I discovered don't have enough enough memory, so I have been replacing them with higher memory units. I figured I'd sell them instead of put

Re: [WISPA] RB133Cs

2008-10-20 Thread Blair Davis
Solutions http://www.ics-il.com From: Blair Davis Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 2:30 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] RB133Cs If the price is right, I'd be interested... How many? Mike Hammett wrote: Is there much of a market for used RB133Cs? I have a few of them that I

Re: [WISPA] Damn, Ubiquiti

2008-10-22 Thread Blair Davis
My NS2's work great! I just want an NS9!! Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: I am having great luck with the Nanostation5 radios. The NS2 radios have a terrible antenna, so I'm sticking to Tranzeos for 2.4ghz use. I'd love to see an NS9 at some point. The new products look

Re: [WISPA] Damn, Ubiquiti

2008-10-22 Thread Blair Davis
Shielded cable for anything over 20ft above ground. flooded cable for buried lines. Nope. no Ethernet failures. Jim Patient wrote: Do you use shielded cable for your CPE installs? Have you lost any ethernet chips? Blair Davis wrote: My NS2's work great! I just want an NS9

Re: [WISPA] Dual Power Supply, how to?

2008-10-23 Thread Blair Davis
Yes, you could do this You will need to pick the right diode for the job. But what brings this on? I've had almost no PS failures that were not part of some major damage. (lightning, power co. problem... 480V on 110V line) If you are having many PS failures, you might look at the load

[WISPA] RTS/CTS

2008-10-23 Thread Blair Davis
Hi all. I have a MiktoTik RB532A with a XR2 radio card as an AP. About 20 clients attach to this AP, some B, some G. Range varies from 1200FT to 6Miles. All clients d/l from the AP at speeds above 3Mb/s. U/l speeds vary, but cluster around 250Kb/s. This is not good. I need to improve u/l

[WISPA] MikroTik simple queues

2008-10-31 Thread Blair Davis
Anyone out here know about MikroTik Simple Queues? I'm trying to get something like this... user with 1Mb/s limit can burst to 3Mb/s for 30sec but only if his average use in the previous 30sec is below 512Kb/s I've tried several things, but I am just not getting it to work. The objective

Re: [WISPA] MikroTik simple queues

2008-10-31 Thread Blair Davis
30s usage in simple queues. On 10/31/08, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyone out here know about MikroTik Simple Queues? I'm trying to get something like this... user with 1Mb/s limit can burst to 3Mb/s for 30sec but only if his average use in the previous 30sec is below 512Kb

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread Blair Davis
I have done that as well... then sold them a 't1 replacement' for $300/m... half the cost of a t1 out here... Kurt Fankhauser wrote: I told the guy if he wanted 1.5mbps round the clock that he needed to go buy a T1 line. Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC P.O. Box 126 Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405

Re: [WISPA] How NOT to take down your new used tower!

2008-11-04 Thread Blair Davis
idiots Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Yikes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiivRoXLkSMfeature=related Gotta be a better way to do this. marlon WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] SR5 vs. XR5

2008-11-04 Thread Blair Davis
I-2db. Maybe more, but only if you are going from u.fl pigtails to mmcx pigtails... Travis Johnson wrote: Hi, It's a 2 hour drive (each way) and requires taking the link down (again). I have XR5 cards sitting on my desk... but if I'm only going to see 1db of improvement, it's not

Re: [WISPA] SR5 vs. XR5

2008-11-04 Thread Blair Davis
Correct. Mario Pommier wrote: what is the output of those cards? the xr5 are 600mW aren't they? aren't the sr5 400mW? *600mW (28dBm) 400mW (26dBm)* the posted results seem accurate. Mario Mike Hammett wrote: The XR radios listen better than the SR radios do. --

Re: [WISPA] standoffs

2008-11-05 Thread Blair Davis
we use 4-40 machine screws with 2 nuts and a nylon spacer. screw backplate nut nylon spacer board nut works well. locktite the nut on the backplate I like your idea a bit better, but I've not had the time to dig for them and what we have works well. Travis Johnson wrote: Hi, Where is

Re: [WISPA] standoffs

2008-11-05 Thread Blair Davis
Yes. was a short from a nut to the backplate. Doug Ratcliffe wrote: We're a computer store so we have zillions of those little threaded metal standoffs used for computer motherboards. I believe Cyberguys sells them in bulk as well, and we just buy the nuts for them from a local hardware

Re: [WISPA] cancelled customer email

2008-11-05 Thread Blair Davis
As a rule, we give leaving residentials 30 days on their email. We often get them back within that time. RickG wrote: OK guys. I've never had this happen before so I'm not usre what to do. I've got a long time customer that has fallen for the ATT DSL giveaway package and is switching. He

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-17 Thread Blair Davis
Ubquity? Some kind of mini-pci card? Charles Wyble wrote: Mike Hammett wrote: Now that TV whitespaces have been approved for our use, let's hear from the vendors. When, how much, and what will you do with it? Indeed! Who would the likely vendors in this space be?

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces PtP Backhaul

2008-11-17 Thread Blair Davis
At these freqs, I'd suspect that yagi's will be the best choice for cpe's. Steve Barnes wrote: Even in our area in eastern Indiana there is lots of 5.8 still available for PTP. 700 PTP is not necessary in my opinion. I am concerned about 700 Mhz antenna sizes. Aren't sectors going to

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces PtP Backhaul

2008-11-18 Thread Blair Davis
At these freqs, 75ohn RG6 cable is usable with reasonable loss. maybe 75ohm cpe is the way to go... Chuck McCown - 3 wrote: 75 ohms. Someone will spin 50 ohm models. Or just put up with the minor VSWR. - Original Message - From: Blair Davis To: WISPA General List Sent

Re: [WISPA] Indoor Access Points

2008-11-18 Thread Blair Davis
firmware? Tom Sharples wrote: One of our wisp clients (a good size one with around 1K paying clients) has been testing the ns2, and he reports some sort of problem that shows up as a steady loss of preformance over time. They start out working great, but after a few days of continuous

Re: [WISPA] DTV transition..... FACT or FICTION?

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
Small towns... Mike Hammett wrote: Ass. :-p - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: "Chuck McCown" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:33 AM To: "WISPA General List"

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
you are, the more channels will be available. jack Joe Laura wrote: Am I hearing correctly that this new space can only be utilized in rural areas? Not for Citys like New Orleans? TIA Joe Laura Superior Alarm/Wireless New Orleans,La. www.superior1.com - Original Mess

Re: [WISPA] Remote Powered Access Pont

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
What type of battery's are you using? That price sounds very high. 4x T-105 will provide 225Ah at 24V for a cost of about $500 Chuck McCoy's - 3 wrote: I would use a 100 watt panel minimum. And a one month battery. 5watts * 24hours * 30 days = 3600 watt hour battery If you are running a

Re: [WISPA] TVBD height requirement

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
With the cost and loss's of RG6 cable, it might sense to have all the active stuff inside. John Valenti wrote: Mike, On page 5 in section 8 (Fixed devices), it says "fixed devices will be required to operate with antennas mounted outdoors ..." I suppose you could run coax from a TVBD

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
Not offhand. Back 10-15 years ago, I used them in CATV work, so I know they are out there. Jack Unger wrote: That's good. Do you have a url or two? Blair Davis wrote: And those are available already. the CATV industry has had them, in 75ohm, for a long time. One thing I

Re: [WISPA] Remote Powered Access Pont

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
he trojans then they are a very good value. (assuming they are in an air conditioned place in the summer too, else they won't last too many summers) But most solar powered sites don't have a heater to keep them from freezing and splitting. - Original Message - From: Blair Davis To: WIS

Re: [WISPA] TV Whitespaces

2008-11-19 Thread Blair Davis
Here is one kind I found quick. http://www.tinlee.com/bandpass_filters.php?active=1#CFAL Winegaurd and Channel Master both made them for CATV use and for master antenna distribution systems Jack Unger wrote: That's good. Do you have a url or two? Blair Davis wrote: And those

[WISPA] Bandwidth and costs...

2008-11-30 Thread Blair Davis
With the things that are coming, I'm starting to wounder just how the bandwidth/pricing model is going to have to change. This is likely not a big deal for you urban guys, but out here in the rural areas, bandwidth ain't cheap. A T1, 1.54Mb/s, costs me $700/month. On my fiber, 1Mb/s costs me

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth and costs...

2008-11-30 Thread Blair Davis
away. If the usages keeps growing, I'll employ one of the options you mention below. -RickG On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With the things that are coming, I'm starting to wounder just how the bandwidth/pricing model is going to have to change

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth and costs...

2008-11-30 Thread Blair Davis
n, Nov 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With the things that are coming, I'm starting to wounder just how the bandwidth/pricing model is going to have to change. This is likely not a big deal for you urban guys, but out here in the rural areas, bandwidt

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik parts for sale

2008-12-05 Thread Blair Davis
Thanks! I bid on all the boards... Mike Hammett wrote: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZjohanQ2dhammy - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com WISPA Wants

Re: [WISPA] US Broadband Internet Satellite Scheduled for Launchin2011 (PC World) by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

2008-12-07 Thread Blair Davis
FSO at THAT range? John Scrivner wrote: I predict we will see FSO and millimeter wave used on satellite Internet delivery within the next 5 years (rain fade and all). You can call me Netstradamus. :-) Scriv On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [WISPA] BitTorrent to go UDP in next release

2008-12-09 Thread Blair Davis
Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. --- Henry Spencer On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you put it in your AUP, and make sure your users know about it, then you are fine. It is the hiding of it and lying about

Re: [WISPA] PS

2008-12-12 Thread Blair Davis
Try wisp-router. Travis Johnson wrote: Hi, Looking for a source for 48V power supplies (2 amp) in a desktop / brick style. thanks, Travis Microserv WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] Blocking chat/IM

2008-12-13 Thread Blair Davis
Hi all. Today, I have a request from a user to block chat/IM services on their connection... Anyone done this for a user? any ideas where to start? The user has a daughter that is getting into trouble via IM. While I know there is software that can be place on the daughters laptop, she is

Re: [WISPA] Blocking chat/IM

2008-12-13 Thread Blair Davis
Since my core, back haul and AP's are MiktoTik, please tell me more! Butch Evans wrote: On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 14:10 -0500, Blair Davis wrote: Anyone done this for a user? any ideas where to start? With a Mikrotik Router (or any linux router that supports L7 filtering

Re: [WISPA] Vecima 3.65

2008-12-14 Thread Blair Davis
rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Don't I remember that there was a lot of hype about interoperability? That's why many of us still stick to the old a/b/g stuff. We hate the idea of getting orphaned. Right on! Some of us HAVE been orphaned!

Re: [WISPA] Survey Comments: 2. Do you see value in raising WISPA feesto allow for more efficient lobbying efforts with the FCC andother Government Entities

2008-12-15 Thread Blair Davis
Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Got the FCC to agree that a routed group of individual AP's could fall under the same higher powered 2.4ghz rules as active antennas. Too bad no one built and certified a system of 8 or 10 ap's with very narrow sectors (how about 24db grids :-). Did you guys

Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo Disconnects was: tranzeo's web site?

2008-12-26 Thread Blair Davis
We can dream... John Scrivner wrote: I agree. It would have been best if Tranzeo and Mikrotik had simply picked up the phone and actually talked to one another about the problem as opposed to having clients of both companies sending their complaints to these lists before anyone would find

Re: [WISPA] concrete cure period

2008-12-30 Thread Blair Davis
My girlfriend does concrete for a living. If you are in freezing temps, 28 days. If you are above freezing, 14 days. For a standard 4000psi mix. chris cooper wrote: Does anybody know how long I should plan for concrete cure prior to tower construction? Base is 3x3x8', tower is 150' rohn 65

Re: [WISPA] ptmp gear

2008-12-31 Thread Blair Davis
This just begs for more info... 25 buildings fed from a single point. How many clients per building? what total bandwidth usage is expected? bandwidth per building? is this intended as a backhaul to the buildings, with wired service within the buildings? or are you trying to provide

Re: [WISPA] Congress may help smaller ISPs grow

2008-12-31 Thread Blair Davis
I happen to agree with muddyfrog... I built my network with NO money from the gov. My 'competition' has taken gov money, lots of it One of them put up a $40K AP cluster, 900MHz, smack in the middle of a 900MHz PtP link I have, (running since 2001), and then complained to me when they had

Re: [WISPA] ptmp gear

2008-12-31 Thread Blair Davis
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Re: [WISPA] ptmp gear

2009-01-01 Thread Blair Davis
http://www.routerboard.com/pdf/crossroads_brochure.pdf John Scrivner wrote: What is the "crossroads" radio platform? I have never heard of it. Any link to information about it is appreciated. Thank you, John Scrivner On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Josh Luthman

Re: [WISPA] equipment state property taxes

2009-01-04 Thread Blair Davis
Heavy trucks pay taxes based on mileage to many states here in the US. It is a major source of paperwork Eje Gustafsson wrote: In Europe they have done mileage based taxes on diesel vehicles for as far as I can recall. They no longer do it on biodiesel since there are many new cars

Re: [WISPA] Postage

2009-01-05 Thread Blair Davis
Cameron Kilton wrote: I know some other companies that offer a $1 or so off a month if they get automatically billed by CC. We do this. Switched about half our users in a month. WISPA Wants You! Join

Re: [WISPA] billable fee schedule

2009-10-14 Thread Blair Davis
Unless you are paying mileage or providing a vehicle, some of those #'s are too low. When I was a contractor, I would not drive to a site for less than $15 within a 25 mile radius of the shop. RickG wrote: OK, back to my original question: Does anyone have a fee schedule for their

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

2009-10-28 Thread Blair Davis
I want MikroTik to go back to 48VDC! Randy Cosby wrote: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3t=36191start=0 I'm pulling my hair out and wasting all kinds of money on voltage regulators to make sure my solar and dc-powered sites don't cause mikrotik routerboards to go into

Re: [WISPA] NAT issue with Hotmail/Yahoo/Google

2009-10-28 Thread Blair Davis
I run NAT, and my answer is to put each tower, or sector in cases where there is more than one radio on a tower, on it's own public NAT. That way I only have 20 or so users behind one IP It also makes it easier to track down DMCA take down notices. Scott Reed wrote: RANT So, as with so

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

2009-10-29 Thread Blair Davis
good idea, but not too power efficient. Steve wrote: I was not so happy either when I found out the newest line of MT boards didn't work on my already functioning 24vdc system. I have however been successful with a simple LM7818 regulator with a couple of tantalum caps and a good

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

2009-10-29 Thread Blair Davis
since the product is available. / Eje From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Blair Davis Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:53 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] powering finicky mikrotiks on 24v solar I want MikroTik to go back

Re: [WISPA] Hotspot Client

2009-11-05 Thread Blair Davis
just use the mounting kit from UBNT. the suction cup works great on desks. Scott Carullo wrote: I like the NS2loco suggestion... anyone have a handy little desk mount for the radio? Something with a little weight on bottom and small pipe to tie wrap radio to then on desk they can aim it

[WISPA] USF changes?

2009-11-09 Thread Blair Davis
http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3847366/Lawmakers+Float+Bill+to+Boost+Rural+Broadband.htm I'm not sure I need any more gov. interference! WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] 24dB 2.4 gig grid antennas

2009-11-18 Thread Blair Davis
Hyperlink. Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Hi All, What are you using for grid antennas? I really don't like the Pac Wireless ones. But I need something new because the Andrew (can't remember the new name) ones are being discontinued. Suggestions? marlon

[WISPA] test

2009-11-24 Thread Blair Davis
have not seen any msg for a few days... WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List:

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-06 Thread Blair Davis
Then watch the work go away... They just keep trying to drive everything underground... MDK wrote: It's my understanding that for purposes of insurance, the rules that govern 1099 work are being changed dramatically.The "subcontractor" status is mostly going to go away. This

Re: [WISPA] This comes up again and again - value of network

2009-12-16 Thread Blair Davis
assuming a monthly of $40 or so it doesn't seem out of line... A good starting point, IMHO is 1x yearly revenue. MDK wrote: There's a guy started a small network in an area I serve, but quite distant from me, and he's wanting to get out. He offered to sell me his customers and his

Re: [WISPA] Postage

2009-01-05 Thread Blair Davis
415 a month, and $.70 or so per invoice. And if you have a merchant account, the users can pay on line. Josh Luthman wrote: Quickbooks does it as well - don't know the price. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 Those who don't

Re: [WISPA] Postage

2009-01-05 Thread Blair Davis
That was supposed to be $15... Blair Davis wrote: 415 a month, and $.70 or so per invoice. And if you have a merchant account, the users can pay on line. Josh Luthman wrote: Quickbooks does it as well - don't know the price. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552

[WISPA] Tower accident

2009-01-05 Thread Blair Davis
Tower accident... http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2008-20.html WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] Tower accident

2009-01-06 Thread Blair Davis
n people die at work. Even if the person made a mistake like that. It was not funny to me at all. But some have a weird sense of humor. Me, I see no humor in a death or falling off a tower Blair Davis wrote: Tower accide

Re: [WISPA] Tower accident

2009-01-06 Thread Blair Davis
that. It was not funny to me at all. But some have a weird sense of humor. Me, I see no humor in a death or falling off a tower Blair Davis wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Tower accident

2009-01-07 Thread Blair Davis
I use mine 3-4 times a month. Spent $500 lanyards and harness. A good set will last many years, be comfortable and safe. Spend the money, you won't regret it. Steve Barnes wrote: New Question on this thread. I need a inexpensive harness. I never climb more than 30 feet on well secured TV

Re: [WISPA] Tower accident

2009-01-08 Thread Blair Davis
General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident Our guys like Exofit the best so that's what we buy. Don't go cheap on safety gear, you can't afford it. Jim Blair Davis wrote: I use mine 3-4 times a month. Spent $500 lanyards and harness. A good set will last many years

Re: [WISPA] 5.8GHz Backhaul Radio Recommendations

2009-01-08 Thread Blair Davis
A pair of Mikrotiks, radio cards and all, under $1K and you should be able to do 20Mbit. Pat O'Connor wrote: Andrews Antenna P3F-52-NXA 5.8GHz backhaul radio died today because of a power surge. Old Proxim gear, 2 x T1. I wanted some feedback from vendors/users of what they are

Re: [WISPA] www.att.com/towers

2009-01-11 Thread Blair Davis
That is the way I do it. Most farmers will swap space for service... e...@wisp-router.com wrote: Most tower companies that deal with cell carrier are rip offs. One company I talked with wanted a minimum 500/mo and a 2k engineering fee. All I wanted was a omni around 150ft up in their 180ft

Re: [WISPA] Microtik Remote Weirdness

2009-01-21 Thread Blair Davis
I do. Josh Luthman wrote: Who RMAs a $100 board??? On 1/21/09, e...@wisp-router.com e...@wisp-router.com wrote: Consider the volume we sell I will have to disagree. We see no more RMA rate now then a year or two ago and in fact less then some manufacturers estimate about 1 to 2%

Re: [WISPA] Microtik Remote Weirdness

2009-01-21 Thread Blair Davis
You are not alone! I've use a 48VDC to 15VDC converter in my boxes. All my tower gear is 48VDC and staying that way. Paolo Di Francesco wrote: Another thing is that I still don't understand why the power supply is not 48VDC as most of the telco world. It would have simplified many things

Re: [WISPA] Nanostation support, tips, etc.

2009-01-25 Thread Blair Davis
Use a hose clamp, instead of the included zip ties, to mount outdoors. If network cable is longer than 150ft, use an 18VDC power supply instead of the included 12VDC supply. If talking to an older 'B' only AP, set the radios to 'B' only mode. Adaptive antenna mode is not worth using. Make

Re: [WISPA] Nanostation support, tips, etc.

2009-01-25 Thread Blair Davis
that proves me wrong? On 1/25/09, Blair Davis the...@wmwisp.net wrote: Use a hose clamp, instead of the included zip ties, to mount outdoors. If network cable is longer than 150ft, use an 18VDC power supply instead of the included 12VDC supply. If talking to an older 'B' only AP, set

Re: [WISPA] Nanostation support, tips, etc.

2009-01-25 Thread Blair Davis
25 or so in service rabbtux rabbtux wrote: Blair, How many units have you worked with so far? On 1/25/09, Blair Davis the...@wmwisp.net wrote: Use a hose clamp, instead of the included zip ties, to mount outdoors. If network cable is longer than 150ft, use an 18VDC power

Re: [WISPA] Service to Titusville, FL 32780

2009-01-29 Thread Blair Davis
If you find someone, please let me know. I have a standing request for service in that area. Dylan Bouterse wrote: Is there anybody on list that can service the above city/zip? I can provide a more specific address off list. Dylan

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