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

2009-10-28 Thread Greg Ihnen
At Digikey or Mouser you should be able to find something similar but switching type that has a higher efficiency and current rating. I've used some modules for other voltages and they work great. Greg On 10/28/09 10:18 PM, Steve wrote: I was not so happy either when I found out the newest

[WISPA] Will a MT Crossroads do WDS Station with a UBNT Powerstation2 (also in WDS station)?

2009-10-31 Thread Greg Ihnen
Does anyone know if the MT Crossroads will do WDS station with a UBNT Powerstation2 also in WDS station? Does anyone know where I can get a MT Crossroads as a complete unit with panel antenna enclosure and PoE, ready to hang? FCC cert/sticker not an issue, this is for the jungle of Venezuela.

Re: [WISPA] UBNT M5 series nanostation

2009-12-18 Thread Greg Ihnen
I know this is different but I thought it might be of interest. I was just playing with an Bullet M2 and couldn't get my Macbook Pro (802.11n capable) to connect unless I switched from the default 40MHz channel and use the 20MHz channel. Greg On Dec 18, 2009, at 12:52 PM, Data Technology

Re: [WISPA] UBNT M5 series nanostation

2009-12-18 Thread Greg Ihnen
Didn't have AirMax enabled and still 40MHz channels didn't work. Shouldn't they work? Is that what 802.11n is? Anyway, it works with 20MHz channels. Greg On Dec 18, 2009, at 8:36 PM, jai...@budget.net wrote: just dont enable AirMAx as it is Ubnt only TDMA On Fri 12/18/09 12:38 PM , Data

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti ready for prime time?

2009-12-20 Thread Greg Ihnen
A hardware watchdog timer isn't something that's supported. To me that sounds like a software feature. A true hardware watchdog is a separate circuit that oversees the system. If it detects a problem it toggle the power controller chip to reset the whole board. Greg On Dec 20, 2009, at 2:19

[WISPA] At least there's no offers for a free tee shirt

2009-12-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
Just got a couple NS5M's. They look very nice. They're going to be a budget backhaul. The nice part is there weren't any of those offers for the free tee shirt in the boxes to remind me that even after pestering UBNT numerous times I never did receive my tee shirt. Anyone know where I can get

Re: [WISPA] At least there's no offers for a free tee shirt

2009-12-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
didn't have an offer for a free tee shirt? They now are supposed to have an offer for a free vacation to Hawaii. Must have been an error with your box. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Tuesday

Re: [WISPA] Bullet5 was BulletM antennas

2009-12-25 Thread Greg Ihnen
Or better yet while running standard 802.11 upgrade older CPE's one by one to AirMax capable ones and when all CPE's are AirMax capable just throw the switch at the AP. Greg On Dec 25, 2009, at 3:13 PM, Mike Hammett wrote: I actually prefer it that way, though I haven't used AirMax yet.

Re: [WISPA] Painting Radome

2009-12-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
I've heard of using the microwave for testing plastics and other materials as well as paint. I've heard that sparks are one thing to look for but another and perhaps equally as important is heat. For example, if you want to make your own radome take a piece of plastic and put it in the

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth limitation enforcement

2009-12-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
Mikrotik does a much better job of bandwidth management than pfSense though there is a bit more of a learning curve but don't let that scare you. All the talk of the Mikrotik learning curve put me off for too long till I finally decided I had to make the leap. Like jumping off the high dive it

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth limitation enforcement

2009-12-31 Thread Greg Ihnen
I didn't get many google hits for superperfect. I couldn't even find the author's web site. Do you have it? On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:53 AM, Alan Long wrote: I have used softperfect bandwidth management tool, just took an old server and loaded it up. Works great for us, it is serving approx. 400

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth limitation enforcement

2009-12-31 Thread Greg Ihnen
-Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:03 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth limitation enforcement I didn't get

Re: [WISPA] Service vehicle

2009-02-02 Thread Greg Ihnen
Baking soda? Greg On 2/2/09 5:56 PM, Mark Nash wrote: I just did an inventory the other day of our service truck "must-haves", in order to really understand what it would take to outfit another truck (something we're considering). In order to be as successful as we are for installs,

Re: [WISPA] solar site

2009-08-25 Thread Greg Ihnen
Check out Sunwize http://sunwize.com/. They're one of the places I've purchased from. They can engineer the system for you, sell you everything you need even the wire and junction boxes, and their prices are good. I have no financial interest in recommending them. Greg On 8/24/09 11:39 PM,

Re: [WISPA] Google Pac Man

2010-05-21 Thread Greg Ihnen
Did you win? On May 21, 2010, at 5:37 PM, Robert West wrote: That's funny! That's actually how I broke my wrist. On a dirt bike. We were seeing who could jump their dirt bike highest off a hill in an old quarry. Boys are supposed to try to kill themselves. What we have now is just

[WISPA] 802.11n and 40MHz channels in 2.4GHz?

2010-05-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
I have a BulletM2 (with 5.2 firmware) which I'm using as AP. Clients will only associate with it when it's using 20MHz channels. Isn't the whole idea with wireless N about using 40MHz channels (channel bonding) for higher throughput? So I started googling. I saw one Google return (on the search

Re: [WISPA] 802.11n and 40MHz channels in 2.4GHz?

2010-05-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
I didn't know that. Is there any reason you know of that 802.11n capable clients can't connect to a BulletM2 doing non-Airmax 40MHz channels? Greg On May 22, 2010, at 1:23 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: N is more mimo I think. B and G can do 40Mhz. On 5/22/10, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com

Re: [WISPA] 802.11n and 40MHz channels in 2.4GHz?

2010-05-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
still makes the Bullets. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com On 5/22/2010 12:19 PM, Greg Ihnen wrote: I have a BulletM2 (with 5.2 firmware) which I'm using as AP. Clients will only associate with it when it's using 20MHz channels. Isn't the whole

Re: [WISPA] 802.11n and 40MHz channels in 2.4GHz?

2010-05-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
PM, Rubens Kuhl wrote: I think Apple has a position on 11n on 2.4 GHz that their devices won't do 40 MHz on 2.4 GHz. Rubens On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 9:32 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: The clients are all Macintosh computers, some the newer MacBooks and some are the older

Re: [WISPA] Fast DNS cache

2010-05-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
That's ping time not dns resolution time, but I guess it at least says something about their connection. On May 26, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Jerry Richardson wrote: That is true. I can live with it though ;-) Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Re: [WISPA] Fast DNS cache

2010-05-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/DNSTester.aspx Greg On May 26, 2010, at 12:38 PM, Travis Johnson wrote: So, at 0ms does that mean I'm in the Matrix? :) Ping statistics for 69.20.128.5: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik routing/queing problem

2010-05-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
What version of RouterOS are you running? Greg On May 26, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Kevin Sullivan wrote: I think I have found a legitimate bug. I'm running an RB1000 that we put in service about 2 weeks ago (it replaced another RB1000 that was having similar problems). Here is what is going

Re: [WISPA] Free Public WiFi

2010-05-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
Aren't the two synonymous? Greg On May 26, 2010, at 8:29 PM, RickG wrote: Try Free Porn and see how many connect! On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: For fun I name all the private wifi routers to an SSID of Virus. The attempts to connect have

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik routing/queing problem

2010-05-27 Thread Greg Ihnen
Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” --- Winston Churchill On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: What version of RouterOS are you running? Greg On May 26, 2010, at 12:46 PM

Re: [WISPA] Short-range NLOS question

2010-05-28 Thread Greg Ihnen
Ethernet over power lines? Greg On May 28, 2010, at 10:47 AM, Justin Wilson wrote: If you don’t have LOS you can’t overcome physics with any type of equipment. If it’s a few hundred feet away (as in less than 300) is cat-5 an option? It sounds like the apartment complex is a stink about

Re: [WISPA] Short-range NLOS question

2010-05-28 Thread Greg Ihnen
And think like the ham radio operators do in condo environments - conceal gear in everyday objects which pass condo association muster like flower pots, flag poles, bird feeders, fake bathroom roof vents etc. Greg On May 28, 2010, at 11:03 AM, Tom DeReggi wrote: Plenty of free advice on this

Re: [WISPA] Spider takes down switch. I take down spider.

2010-05-31 Thread Greg Ihnen
true debugging Greg On May 31, 2010, at 3:52 PM, Robert West wrote: Had a storm last night, woke up, part of the network down. I figure the common connection there is a 5 port switch the good section hits before it's lost. I go out with a replacement switch, climb up on the grain bin, open

[WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
I've googled and searched and can't find an answer to this. I posted to the MT forum, but I thought I'd try here too. Thanks! I would like to know if it's possible to back up the entire RouterOS install including the license on an x86 installation. I have a computer on which I was using for

Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
of a live Linux distro and make a DD backup of the HDD. On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I've googled and searched and can't find an answer to this. I posted to the MT forum, but I thought I'd try here too. Thanks! I would like to know if it's possible to back

Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
an issue pop the case, switch the cable and your ready to go. Steve Barnes RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:46 AM To: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
in there with the MT ROS and if you ever have an issue pop the case, switch the cable and your ready to go. Steve Barnes RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, June 03

Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:08 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)? No Ginger, but if topless brown-skinned

Re: [WISPA] ROS on x86 - Backup Everything (system, config, license)?

2010-06-03 Thread Greg Ihnen
with an ide adapter instead of a hard drive. If something happens to the computer I can unplug the adapter and move it to another computer. It is also faster booting and more reliable than a hard drive. Greg Ihnen wrote: I've googled and searched and can't find an answer to this. I posted

[WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
I have a BulletM2 and a NanostationM5 back to back (the bullet's ethernet port is connected to the NanostationM5's secondary port. The NanostationM5 is doing POE pass through and powering the BulletM2. The NanostationM5 the BulletM2 is connected to is the far end of a pair of NanostationM5's

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
Thanks! I'll check it. Greg On Jun 5, 2010, at 1:50 PM, Michael Baird wrote: They are linux based. Use ethtool interface Regards Michael Baird I have a BulletM2 and a NanostationM5 back to back (the bullet's ethernet port is connected to the NanostationM5's secondary port. The

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I have a BulletM2 and a NanostationM5 back to back (the bullet's ethernet port is connected to the NanostationM5's secondary port. The NanostationM5 is doing POE pass through and powering the BulletM2. The NanostationM5

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
I read a bit about ethtool and then gave it a shot but this was all I got. I iterated through eth0 through eth12 and got nothing. XM.v5.2# ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Cannot get device settings: No such device Cannot get wake-on-lan settings: No such device Cannot get message level: No such

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
Thanks! That worked. ifconfig got me: XM.v5.2# ifconfig ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:6D:F0:1C:0E UP BROADCAST RUNNING PROMISC ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:252008 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:249081 errors:0

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
I started using ethtool and backing up through the chain of gear back to the router. At one box I'm getting this. Instead of a speed it's saying Unknown!(0). and it's only negotiated half duplex. XM.v5.2# ethtool eth0_real Settings for eth0_real: Supported ports: [ TP MII ]

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
Yeah. Thanks! Greg On Jun 5, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Michael Baird wrote: Sounds like you found the issue. Regards Michael Baird I started using ethtool and backing up through the chain of gear back to the router. At one box I'm getting this. Instead of a speed it's saying Unknown!(0). and

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
Actually no. Turns out that's the port that has nothing else but the POE injector connected. The search goes on. Greg On Jun 5, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Michael Baird wrote: Sounds like you found the issue. Regards Michael Baird I started using ethtool and backing up through the chain of gear

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
of the network to the other (I'm up to over 2300 packets) and still not one lost. Greg On Jun 5, 2010, at 6:44 PM, RickG wrote: Did a crossover cable fix it? http://ubnt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18882 On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Actually no. Turns

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernetwhen forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
and splice it just to test. Any true wire geek never throws bad patch away. :) Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 7:22 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re

Re: [WISPA] BulletM2 and NanostationM5 won't talk on ethernet when forced to 100Mbps full duplex

2010-06-05 Thread Greg Ihnen
. Any true wire geek never throws bad patch away. :) Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 7:22 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] BulletM2

Re: [WISPA] Repeater

2010-06-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
Actually I've done this on ships where the deck department needed to communicate with the engine room and personnel down in compartments where winches for line handling were located. We're talking very short distances (less than the length of the ship - around a 1000 ft) and short cable runs.

Re: [WISPA] Repeater

2010-06-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
: Monday, June 07, 2010 5:21 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Repeater For this to work, one end needs to be very short. In a typical mountain-top repeat situation, the combined free-space path loss from BOTH paths is more than enough to prevent the link from working. Greg Ihnen

Re: [WISPA] Repeater

2010-06-08 Thread Greg Ihnen
intriguing, but not so that I will be the one to acid test it. :-) Friendly Regards, Mike -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 10:17 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA

[WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
Though I'd pass this on. I have BulletM2 as AP fed to two NanostationM5's as a backhaul that goes to a 512k down/128k up satellite connection. Theoretically the pokey internet connection shouldn't be able to send enough data through the network to flood the network to capacity however I was

Re: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:50 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency Though I'd pass this on. I have BulletM2 as AP fed to two NanostationM5's as a backhaul that goes to a 512k down/128k up satellite connection. Theoretically

Re: [WISPA] Google is out of control.

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
Spike Lee lost to the man Greg On Jun 10, 2010, at 9:55 AM, Robert West wrote: I do the same thing here as well. Add Google as the search and delete Bing from the list. Started out as a Just Because We Hate Microsoft but now that the Bing reviews are out, looks like the best choice anyhow.

Re: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
Same firmware? On Jun 10, 2010, at 10:41 AM, RickG wrote: I had the same issue yesterday. Changed out the radio and it works fine now. On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Though I'd pass this on. I have BulletM2 as AP fed to two NanostationM5's

Re: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
with just turning it off, might be the best idea! Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:00 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network

Re: [WISPA] Repeater

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
A massive reflector might work with normal power levels. A friend of mine who was a ham and lived out on Long Island NY bought a surplus weather ballon (some kind of metalized plastic) and used to let it up at night and point his UHF yagi at it and work guys all over the tristate area... till

Re: [WISPA] UBNT, Aggregation, network latency

2010-06-10 Thread Greg Ihnen
throughput is needed, so many packets are hitting that the delay is minimal. On low usage systems, it has to wait for enough packets to hit to send it along. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com On 6/10/2010 12:59 PM, Greg Ihnen wrote: Guess what

Re: [WISPA] Is this a record of some kind?

2010-06-14 Thread Greg Ihnen
What's the vertical beam width? Any idea? Greg On Jun 14, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Cameron Crum wrote: Here is one that we made for 2.4not MDK's but we used ours for 7years. Ours is 18.5 dBi (range tested by the way) about 105 degree beamwidth. This one is V pol. We did a design for H pol, but

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquity Site Offline

2010-06-17 Thread Greg Ihnen
That link below got me this: inline: Screen shot 2010-06-17 at 8.17.53 PM.png Greg On Jun 17, 2010, at 6:12 PM, Glenn Kelley wrote: Is it just me - or is the Ubiquity Site offline? I can see things via google cache only. Going to some pages directly - I see a cPanel error page.

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti - Success Feels Good

2010-06-18 Thread Greg Ihnen
My question (still in topic I think) is will the one chain that's still viable become a duplex channel and still keep passing traffic? Or are the chains just a one way street? Greg On Jun 18, 2010, at 8:06 AM, Jayson Baker wrote: What will any radio do when it's channel gets jammed with

Re: [WISPA] MicroTik HWMPplus mesh?

2010-06-18 Thread Greg Ihnen
Even mesh networks have to be engineered, especially if you want it to work well. One could just scatter mesh radios and that would give self-configuration and self-healing but the performance wouldn't be good. To get self-healing you have to have redundancy and then you start getting into

Re: [WISPA] MicroTik HWMPplus mesh?

2010-06-18 Thread Greg Ihnen
Are you seeing benefits from the mesh approach that you wouldn't get from backhaul/APs? Doesn't the mesh gear usually have omni-directional antennas which can be problematic in an RF polluted environment. Greg On Jun 18, 2010, at 6:41 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan wrote: I agree with Faisal here...

Re: [WISPA] MicroTik HWMPplus mesh?

2010-06-19 Thread Greg Ihnen
/industrial/public service/military networks using more powerful and expensive gear (with lower site density and probably even GPS sync) yielding much higher performance. Thanks! Greg On Jun 18, 2010, at 10:00 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan wrote: On Jun 18, 2010, at 7:21 PM, Greg Ihnen wrote: Are you

Re: [WISPA] interference from ships

2010-06-19 Thread Greg Ihnen
I'd contact the ship's owner. Greg On Jun 19, 2010, at 6:56 PM, Chuck Profito wrote: CAN THAT BE SOME FORM OF RADAR? -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Eje Gustafsson Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:01 PM To:

Re: [WISPA] interference from ships

2010-06-19 Thread Greg Ihnen
That's funny. That article claims that Below 900 MHz the target radar cross section increases exponentially, however the increased radar cross section means that there is much more radar return from undesirable sources, such as cloud cover and rain (cf. weather radar). but when I worked on

Re: [WISPA] interference from ships

2010-06-19 Thread Greg Ihnen
. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ihnen Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 4:36 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] interference from ships That's funny. That article claims that Below 900 MHz the target radar

Re: [WISPA] interference from ships

2010-06-20 Thread Greg Ihnen
A quick googling of 900mhz maritime radar turned up nothing. A googling of 900mhz radar turned up a few devices for ground penetrating radar (finding public utilities pipes and cables under pavement). Wouldn't these drilling rigs be using sub-centimeter GPS for on station positioning rather

Re: [WISPA] interference from ships

2010-06-20 Thread Greg Ihnen
Thar she blows! Your'e right. But why would they run doppler weather radar on a drill ship? Greg On Jun 20, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Fred Goldstein wrote: At 6/20/2010 07:36 AM, Greg Ithen wrote: A quick googling of 900mhz maritime radar turned up nothing. A googling of 900mhz radar turned up a

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik question

2010-06-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
I thought they are calling 4.1 the stable release? Greg On Jun 30, 2010, at 7:53 PM, Scott Reed wrote: Most everything I get now has 4.5. Works just like the 3.x stuff did. If it has a serial port, see what Hyperterminal shows during boot. I have had a couple of 411R come in DOA.

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik question

2010-07-01 Thread Greg Ihnen
What about the adage about staying one major version behind whatever is current? Does that only apply to Linux kernels? Greg On Jul 1, 2010, at 11:38 AM, Scott Reed wrote: I have been systems and networking since about 1980. Some of it for some Fortune 100 companies. The advice is, if it

Re: [WISPA] OT: Limiting range of Wifi AP

2010-07-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
Yes, you can play with ack timing and limit the range, so I've been told. I do use manual ack timing here for just that reason. Greg On Jul 7, 2010, at 10:46 AM, Gino Villarini wrote: Hey Gang Do anyone knows a equivalent of max range for a WIFI AP? Would the ACk parameter work?

Re: [WISPA] OT: Limiting range of Wifi AP

2010-07-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
Yes, but turning down the TX power is a better idea. An attenuator is going to decrease the RX sensitivity. Greg On Jul 7, 2010, at 12:58 PM, richard sterne wrote: Would an attenuator do this. Richard

[WISPA] Lauderdale Lakes, Ft Lauderdale FL

2010-07-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
Anyone have coverage there? Thanks! Greg WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List:

Re: [WISPA] Lauderdale Lakes, Ft Lauderdale FL

2010-07-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
Nope. Thanks anyway. Greg On Jul 7, 2010, at 4:18 PM, Justin Wilson wrote: http://www.anywhereinternet.com/ Try those folks. -- Justin Wilson j...@mtin.net http://www.mtin.net/blog Wisp Consulting – Tower Climbing – Network Support From: Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com Reply

Re: [WISPA] OT: Limiting range of Wifi AP

2010-07-07 Thread Greg Ihnen
I was thinking about some way for the restaurant to identify the MAC addresses of the machines customers have in the restaurant (maybe a simple code 3 digit code would pop up on the customer's web browser, the restaurant operator could use that code to identify the MAC address and allow access.

Re: [WISPA] DD-WRT

2010-07-12 Thread Greg Ihnen
Before I went UBNT here I was running a network of Buffalo WHR-HP-54G routers. I tried them all (except for OpenWRT) and I settled on Tomato software. Throughput and reliability seemed to be better. Greg On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:45 AM, Steve Barnes wrote: Ok I have heard from lots of threads

Re: [WISPA] DD-WRT

2010-07-12 Thread Greg Ihnen
With dd-wrt some images are free, some are paid, depending on whether Brain Slayer thinks the hardware is consumer or commercial oriented. Greg On Jul 12, 2010, at 1:54 PM, Mike wrote: David: No disrespect intended here, but I have been through the DD-WRT thing with Linksys and Buffalo

Re: [WISPA] DD-WRT

2010-07-12 Thread Greg Ihnen
-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Before I went UBNT here I was running a network of Buffalo WHR-HP-54G routers. I tried them all (except for OpenWRT) and I settled on Tomato software. Throughput

Re: [WISPA] DD-WRT

2010-07-12 Thread Greg Ihnen
Which package were you running? There's a number of different variations which have more or less features. If one doesn't need the full blown packages it's better to run a minimalist version, and turn off what ever services you don't need. It's a lot of setup. If you need the just basic

Re: [WISPA] DD-WRT

2010-07-12 Thread Greg Ihnen
Can you leave NAT and firewall off, and put the LAN and WAN IP's in the same range (basically make it be a bridge) as a way to enable the DHCP server? Greg On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:26 PM, Robert West wrote: Go into the Networking tab then Network Mode. Change to SOHO Bob- -Original

Re: [WISPA] NS2 Ethernet issue

2010-07-14 Thread Greg Ihnen
Have you had any lightning? Greg On Jul 14, 2010, at 4:41 PM, Mark McElvy wrote: Curious if other have seen issue with bad Ethernet ports on NS2’s. I have a customer with a strange setup and he has blown the Ethernet port on 3 NS2’s so far. Setup is a PS2/Client to the Internet on a 50ft

Re: [WISPA] NS2 Ethernet issue

2010-07-14 Thread Greg Ihnen
I'm in the Amazon and we have very intense lightning. We've never had a direct strike but we get very very close nearby strikes which induce high voltages into anything that can act like an antenna. We're running PS2's, NSM5's and a BulletM2. We lost some gear connected to the PS2's (though

Re: [WISPA] OT: Tape backup

2010-07-15 Thread Greg Ihnen
Is anyone using RAID with redundancy? Or is the backup more intended to protect against catastrophic failure (lightning, fire etc) which would wipe out multiple drives as easily as a single drive? Seems like RAID combined with off site backup would be the easiest. No physical drives to lug

Re: [WISPA] DHCP Question

2010-07-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
What version of RouterOS are you running? I was having problems here with clients getting leases from an RB750. I played with some of the settings in the DHCP server but the problem seemed to come and go. I'm running 5.0 beta 3 now and the DHCP problem is gone. But I often now have Winbox fail

Re: [WISPA] DHCP Question

2010-07-22 Thread Greg Ihnen
I just went there and I see now they have the package. Yesterday they only had the torrent. Greg On Jul 22, 2010, at 10:12 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: You can't get the package from the official site? Try a mirror? On Jul 22, 2010 10:35 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: What

Re: [WISPA] Lightening protection

2010-07-27 Thread Greg Ihnen
Where I'm from the telco and cable co bring their service to the customer's house and then they continue down (or up if it's underground) the outside of the exterior wall down to a few feet above ground, and then put their grounding block or protector on the wall and run a ground wire down to a

Re: [WISPA] Lightening protection

2010-07-27 Thread Greg Ihnen
I know in some difficult to ground regions instead of ground rods they use a grounding system laid in the cement foundation and ground floor of new construction. It's reportedly very effective even in arid locations because the cement tends to store and release water keeping the surrounding

Re: [WISPA] Generators

2010-07-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
A couple of things I added to our generator here (110KVA Perkins turbo diesel) which have really made life easier are a Murphy LM2000 Oil Level Maintainer http://www.fwmurphy.com/product_search/?p=lm2000 and a ControlByWeb X301 controller http://www.controlbyweb.com/x301/. I'm not sure if the

Re: [WISPA] Generators

2010-07-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
There are professional treatments. I've not tried any but in googling for oil additives for other issues (stuck rings/excessive blowby) and I came across them. Greg On Jul 30, 2010, at 6:09 PM, Jonathan Schmidt wrote: I'm concerned with Diesel. My first Mercedes Diesel quit when the fuel

Re: [WISPA] XBOX live, NAT, and UPnP

2010-08-02 Thread Greg Ihnen
I've heard (I think it was on a Security Now podcast) that UPnP opens up big security hole for the end user (your customers) because there are trojans that use UPnP to poke a hole in the router and then it phones home with the IP address and port it opened. If that compromised machine starts

Re: [WISPA] XBOX live, NAT, and UPnP

2010-08-02 Thread Greg Ihnen
I do and only do manual port forwarding. Greg On Aug 2, 2010, at 1:51 PM, RickG wrote: So, do you turn off UPnP or not? On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Greg Ihnen os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I've heard (I think it was on a Security Now podcast) that UPnP opens up big security hole

Re: [WISPA] Lightning AGAIN

2010-08-11 Thread Greg Ihnen
Are the APC's grounded and do they have the industrial strength surge protection necessary to divert a large inrush without too much voltage rise? Greg On Aug 6, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Jeremie Chism wrote: I have two giant apc's and don't see a problem there. Sent from my iPhone

Re: [WISPA] Lightning AGAIN

2010-08-11 Thread Greg Ihnen
IS PFSense or Vyatta better than MT? Greg On Aug 6, 2010, at 4:18 PM, Glenn Kelley wrote: For the router ... I can suggest a quick solution, PFSENSE - or Vyatta. Best part - both are 100% FREE Replacing a computer much of the time is much cheaper than a router... AND - these do

Re: [WISPA] Lightning AGAIN

2010-08-11 Thread Greg Ihnen
wrote: On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 05:42:43PM -0430, Greg Ihnen wrote: IS PFSense or Vyatta better than MT? In the sense that an orange is better than a bannana, yes or no. If you are familiar with MT, run that on the PC router. I like my pfSense boxes but have found places where they just don't

Re: [WISPA] Changign DHCP timeout XP/WIn7

2010-08-20 Thread Greg Ihnen
I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about but I always set my DHCP server to hand out DHCP for 5 minutes. That way if I want to reconfigure the network I can make a change and in a few minutes everything is switched over. IT's also handy to see what clients are currently online, I just

Re: [WISPA] no net but ping works

2010-08-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
Does anyone have an example or wiki on how to set up a simple (just a few APs, two backhauls) routed network? I've googled and I've not found anything. Greg On Aug 25, 2010, at 11:54 PM, Jeromie Reeves wrote: Have a client with the problem do a nslookup before a ping. It sounds much like a

Re: [WISPA] no net but ping works

2010-08-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
a public subnet across it. Hope this gives you some ideas on where to start from. Faisal Imtiaz Snappy Internet Telecom 7266 SW 48 Street Miami, Fl 33155 Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232 Helpdesk: 305 663 5518 option 2 Email: supp...@snappydsl.net On 8/26/2010 8:39 AM, Greg Ihnen wrote

[WISPA] Anyone know of a good UBNT dealer in Canada?

2010-08-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
Anyone know of a good UBNT dealer in Canada? Thanks! Greg WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless

Re: [WISPA] Anyone know of a good UBNT dealer in Canada?

2010-08-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
Thanks! Greg On Aug 26, 2010, at 5:08 PM, Butch Evans wrote: On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 15:39 -0430, Greg Ihnen wrote: Anyone know of a good UBNT dealer in Canada? http://www.ubnt.ca/ Tell 'em I sent ya! -- * Butch

Re: [WISPA] Plastic jacket is the major cause of ESD damage...

2010-08-26 Thread Greg Ihnen
Mr. Shoemaker, So the effect you are describing below is the result of wind rather than induced energy from a nearby lightning strike? When I was a maritime radio officer I witnessed very strong static electricity on non-dc grounded antennas during storms. I've seen repeated

Re: [WISPA] Funny Website Error

2010-08-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
They forgot to redirect to match their cert. Greg On Aug 30, 2010, at 9:56 AM, Cameron Crum wrote: Even the computers know On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Jason Hensley ja...@jaggartech.com wrote: Haha - too funny!! -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Close range radio recommendation

2010-08-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
150'? Would't the Loco be better? It's a little less sensitive too on RX which might help prevent picking up interference, reflections etc. Greg On Aug 30, 2010, at 12:08 PM, RickG wrote: You didnt mention if clear LOS or not. If so, Nanostation2. On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Jason

Re: [WISPA] (DIRECTLY) Connecting two wireless with a RF cable

2010-08-30 Thread Greg Ihnen
The receiver impedance should match the cable impedance (50 ohms) for best receiver performance which the manufacturers are all trying to get. Also if the cable has enough attenuation to not burn up the receiver at the far end then even if there is a mismatch at the receiver on the far end the

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