Re: [WISPA] AP using Mikrotik Routerboard

2009-02-10 Thread David Sovereen
Huh? Why haven't any of my orders ever come assembled free? Whenver I want it assembled, you charge me something called Assembly Charge for Kit Units at a cost of $6.00 each. See invoice 29306. Dave - Original Message - From: e...@wisp-router.com To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] AP using Mikrotik Routerboard

2009-02-10 Thread David Sovereen
Meant to send off-list... sorry. Dave - Original Message - From: David Sovereen david.sover...@mercury.net To: e...@wisp-router.com; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:32 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] AP using Mikrotik Routerboard Huh? Why haven't any

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread David Sovereen
We measure and record each subscriber's usage (easy to do with Mikrotik HotSpot functionality and RADIUS accounting data). Our TOS has an Excessive Usage policy which defines excessive usage as six times the average. Each month, our system calculates the average and excessive and sends an e-mail

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-22 Thread David Sovereen
, Inc. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:27 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality We measure and record each subscriber's usage (easy to do

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP

2006-06-03 Thread David Sovereen
Hi Paul, It's an RF problem. 802.11a/b/g and Nstreme all have packet acknowledgement in the protocol. Every packet your AP sends needs to be acknowledged by the client. When a packet is not acknowledged, the AP retransmits it. Because of poor RF conditions (NLOS), RF/wireless ethernet packets

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP

2006-06-03 Thread David Sovereen
or if there are any other tweaks to make the impact minimal? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: 03 June 2006 14:46 To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP Hi Paul, It's an RF problem. 802.11a/b/g

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP

2006-06-03 Thread David Sovereen
- From: David Sovereen [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 10:29 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP There isn't much you can do; we're not given controls over settings at that low layer. You can quantify the number of retransmits

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP

2006-06-04 Thread David Sovereen
devices. Would these figures not reflect the same thing in an NStreme environment and if not why not? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: 03 June 2006 15:49 To: wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Virtual AP

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-04 Thread David Sovereen
Many of you seem to be of the belief that the proposed bill requires you to keep records of the content of subscribers. Simply put, that isNOT THE CASE. While I do not know the specific details of the various proposals, I do know that none of them are expecting ISPs to keep copies of

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-05 Thread David Sovereen
I agree with your sentiments completely. One needs to ask, though, why aren't ISPs supporting WISPA? The answer is more than likely the same answer most small businesses give when asked why they don't join industry associations: it's not worthwhile... it costs more money than the benefits of

Re: [WISPA] USIIA

2006-06-05 Thread David Sovereen
! (http://www.usiia.org/about/board.htm) Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. David Sovereen wrote: Many of you seem to be of the belief that the proposed bill requires you to keep records of the content of subscribers. Simply put, that is NOT THE CASE. While I do not know the specific details

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-05 Thread David Sovereen
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Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-05 Thread David Sovereen
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Re: [WISPA] looking for a device

2006-06-12 Thread David Sovereen
We just completed converting our network from routed to bridged. Where each AP (we run Mikrotik) used to do its own DHCP and PPPoE to customers and speak OSPF to the network, the APs (still Mikrotik) now bridge traffic to a regional Mikrotik that handles PPPoE and DHCP for that region. We are

Re: [WISPA] looking for a device

2006-06-13 Thread David Sovereen
Hi Matt, Actually, our testing and real-world experience shows that convergence is faster in bridged RSTP network than it is in a routed OSPF network. We ran OSPF on our wireless network, and still do on our wired network. With default settings of a hello interval of 10 seconds and a dead router

Re: [WISPA] looking for a device

2006-06-13 Thread David Sovereen
in software. What have you seen? P. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: 13 June 2006 04:12 To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] looking for a device We just completed converting our network from routed

Re: [WISPA] Spectrum Analyzer

2006-06-20 Thread David Sovereen
I'm interested in a unit, but haven't got a response. Is [EMAIL PROTECTED] the right address? Dave 989-837-3790 x 151989-837-3780 fax [EMAIL PROTECTED]www.mercury.net 129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640 - Original Message - From: Patrick Shoemaker To: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality

2006-06-20 Thread David Sovereen
I respectfully disagree and think that WCA's position of less regulation and allowing network operators operate their networks how they want is the right approach. Net neutrality legislation opens the door for content companies and your subscribers to force open and equal access to all

Re: [WISPA] frame size and fps - was OT: about 70Mbps for under $ 6K

2006-06-20 Thread David Sovereen
Title: RE: [WISPA] frame size and fps - was OT: about 70Mbps for under $ 6K While it may sound great to have a "double standard law," it isn't realistic. Recent FCC ruling trends tell us that. For years, telephone companies have been heavily regulated while cable companies have not. DSL

Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill toencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas]

2006-08-09 Thread David Sovereen
Since when do the people on this list support taxation, waste, and government subsidies? Why should the burden of providing high-speed Internet to people in underserved (typically rural) areas fall on the shoulders of taxpayers? I don't want my taxes to pay to expand your network or for Joe User

Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces billtoencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas]

2006-08-09 Thread David Sovereen
and not be flooded by over production creating too much product for not enough demand...? :) On 8/9/06 8:57 AM, David Sovereen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since when do the people on this list support taxation, waste, and government subsidies? Why should the burden of providing high-speed

[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] Climbing Harness

2007-01-23 Thread David Sovereen
www.midwestunlimited.com. The Elk River Eagle LE or LX harnesses are good and comfortable at a good price-point. I would highly recommend NOT buying a used harness. Your harness is to keep you from falling to your death and you don't want to rely on a used harness that you don't know the

Re: [WISPA] Re:Keynote

2007-10-17 Thread David Sovereen
I thought it was excellent. He's a very interesting speaker and I thoroughly enjoy what he has to say, as he has a very comprehensive and cohesive view of the market that provokes a lot of thought. Memorable insights: 1. There are too many backbone providers out there. Back in the day,

Re: [WISPA] Billing suggestings (Plat Wireless stuff)

2008-01-16 Thread David Sovereen
Platypus by nature is very extensible and expandable. We have it control every aspect of our wireless broadband service, having it talk so Mikrotiks, Canopy Prizm, and the like, permitting access, controlling bandwidth, assigning static IP addresses, etc. Much of this capability is there

Re: [WISPA] Billing suggestings (Plat Wireless stuff)

2008-01-17 Thread David Sovereen
, got a eta for 7.0? Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:39 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Billing suggestings (Plat Wireless stuff)

2008-01-17 Thread David Sovereen
- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:48 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Billing suggestings (Plat Wireless stuff) No, I don't. My guess would be this year, but I really don't know. Dave - Original

Re: [WISPA] Paging

2008-04-29 Thread David Sovereen
Have you considered Verizon's TAP number? We've had no problems with it. The number is 866-823-0501. You need a modem, but its very reliable. Dave - Original Message - From: Patrick Shoemaker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Re: [WISPA] legal entity type - was taxes

2010-06-08 Thread David Sovereen
If you are a subcontractor, you pay the entire 15% yourself. Subcontracting does not eliminate or reduce any social security tax obligation. It only alters who pays it. Dave RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: If I understand correctly, social security tax is 15%. In an employment situation,

Re: [WISPA] Second 900mhz AP

2010-08-09 Thread David Sovereen
Minor note: Moto uses 8MHz channels and the middle channel for maximum separation is 915. Dave Jerry Richardson jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote: I did not realize this was the wireless list and not the Moto List Moto uses 9MHz channels so the 3 non-overlapping are 906, 914, and 924 - CH1 =

Re: [WISPA] Backend systems

2010-08-22 Thread David Sovereen
Have you looked at Platypus? Costs less, does more, scales big, and is a proven solution (I've been using for 13 years, since 1997). Dave On Aug 22, 2010 7:50 PM, tfad...@coastinet.com wrote: I have been using Quickbooks memorized transactions since 2001, I added a JFFNMS monitoring server in

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth Providers

2010-09-02 Thread David Sovereen
Have you or has anyone here been able to buy from Comcast? Comcast in our area says we are a competitor and that they don't sell to competitors Dave . ==  MERCURY NETWORK CORPORATION  David Sovereen  989-837-3790 x 151 On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Justin Wilson

Re: [WISPA] Reverse Engineer BAM Authentication

2010-09-16 Thread David Sovereen
There's a hack somewhere out there that I think converts BAM requests to RADIUS requests, so whoever made that must have figured it out. However, RADIUS authentication support will be in 11.x, which I believe is due out Q4 2010 or Q1 2011... Dave On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Marco Coelho

Re: [WISPA] Our First WISP Consultant Vendor Member - Butch Evans

2007-04-03 Thread David Sovereen
I disagree completely. The choice to use MT or StarOS has nothing to do with the hardware. My decision to use MT was entirely based on the software features. Some of my MTs run on Routerboards, others do not. If the Routerboard hardware meets my needs at a price I like, I use it. If it

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

2007-04-09 Thread David Sovereen
Not all owners are fortunate enough to be able to get their own service. I have to use Charter cable because I cannot get my own service's signals. I would switch in a heartbeat if I could. Dave - Original Message - From: Mark Nash [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Slow Internet across MT Router

2007-04-14 Thread David Sovereen
We use SBE DS-3 cards and have had zero lockups. Currently on MT 2.9.41. Been running with them for about 6 months, knock on wood. We have them on SuperMicro hardware, which tends to be pretty stable. I mention that only in case it is an issue of card and motherboard combination. Dave

Re: [WISPA] ISP Billing w/ multiple district taxes

2007-06-14 Thread David Sovereen
Platypus can do this. Based on your Zip+4 requirement, your match rules may be lengthy to make sure you get 48640-1039 and 48640-1041 but not 48640-1040. Hopefully, they are more along the lines of 48640-0XXX, 48640-1XXX, etc. But definitely, Platypus does this. Dave - Original

Re: [WISPA] Managing your network on the go-go-go!

2007-08-06 Thread David Sovereen
One of my employees has the HTC Mogul. He's got Sprint (who we left because I got tired of dropped calls and the limited coverage). They had it in stores starting last month. Our company is on Verizon, and Verizon hasn't released it yet, so I'm still waiting, but that is definitely going to

Re: [WISPA] Managing your network on the go-go-go!

2007-08-06 Thread David Sovereen
Alltell is all CDMA. They have acquired a couple companies that were GSM, but they pretty quickly migrate custoemrs to CDMA handsets and replace the equipment at the towers. Alltel/Verizon/Sprint = CDMA (no SIM cards) ATT Wireless/Cingular and T-Mobile = GSM (SIM cards) Dave - Original

Re: [WISPA] 900mhz

2007-09-20 Thread David Sovereen
I'm not an RF guy, but I've been told that any frequency that divides into the frequency you are using evenly has the potential to interfere. For example, if you are using 900MHz, then 450MHz, which divides into 900MHz evenly could interfere. Same for 150MHz. Dave - Original Message

[WISPA] 3.65 GHz WiMAX deal

2010-03-17 Thread David Sovereen
send me the e-mail, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, Dave == MERCURY NETWORK CORPORATION David Sovereen 989-837-3790 x 151 http://www.mercury.net

Re: [WISPA] how to protect your kids

2010-04-20 Thread David Sovereen
To be clear, unemployment insurance is paid by employers, NOT employees. The you in those sentences is the company you work(ed) for. There are no deductions from employee paychecks for unemployment insurance. Dave -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] You're going to love this... New IRS rules

2010-04-28 Thread David Sovereen
Quickbooks can spit them out for you easily and automatically. Sure, it will take some time to collect TINs the first year it's in effect, but after that, the work is only incremental and highly automatable. Dave MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Pirate Bay Founders Lose Appeal

2010-11-27 Thread David Sovereen
Huh? That's like saying you don't agree with stealing but don't like the government arresting shoplifters... Dave On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Jeremie Chism jchi...@gmail.com wrote: Homeland security also shut down sites they think have no commercial benefit except to allow copyright

Re: [WISPA] Motorola PMP 320

2010-12-16 Thread David Sovereen
The current firmware works very well. If you haven't done so already, upgrade to the latest firmware, as it resolves tons of RF link stability problems. If that's not your issue, please post details. We have PMP320 deployed and are happy with it. Dave On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Justin

Re: [WISPA] Motorola PMP 320

2010-12-16 Thread David Sovereen
v6.2.4.3 on the SMs and System Release e2.0.1 on the APs. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:07 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Motorola PMP 320

Re: [WISPA] Motorola PMP 320

2010-12-17 Thread David Sovereen
in 10mhz. Until then, we're stuck. -Eric On 12/16/2010 3:39 PM, Carl Shivers wrote: I'm running v6.2.4.3 on the SMs and System Release e2.0.1 on the APs. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent

Re: [WISPA] Motorola PMP 320

2010-12-17 Thread David Sovereen
. -Eric On 12/16/2010 3:39 PM, Carl Shivers wrote: I'm running v6.2.4.3 on the SMs and System Release e2.0.1 on the APs. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of David Sovereen Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:07 PM

Re: [WISPA] Router Redundancy and /30 Ip address

2011-07-28 Thread David Sovereen
Hi Gino, It can be done. It isn't well-documented, however. On Mikrotik, for example, you put a management IP address on each router's ethernet interface, used for speaking vrrp only, and then put the IP address(es) that deal with customers on the vrrp subinterface. For example:

Re: [WISPA] Wireless Without Limits

2011-11-03 Thread David Sovereen
Shafty really? How much are they charging for the event? Zero, except that you need to book through them, and they derive some revenue through the booking. How much was registration to Wispapalooza? How much is registration to Animal Farm? The policy seems fair to me. I suppose they