Re: [WISPA] More FCC News - Net Neutrality

2008-07-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
With byte cap tiers (the majority of deployment plans outside of the US, by the way) the most likely leak are the youngsters on the home computer network. The solution to leak shock is communication...well before the limit is reached if it is climbing rapidly and at, for example, 75% and 100%.

Re: [WISPA] VoIP deployments?

2008-08-10 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have VoIP service at home with Lingo. It's about $20 a month unlimited including all of Austral-Asia and Europe. I ported my home ATT landline number to it. The nice feature they provide is simultaneous ring where you can put any other numbers in the list (via a Web GUI to their server) and

Re: [WISPA] DSL Tariffed

2008-09-09 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Or, if they have their own mail server, wait until they've begged, over and over to the LEC, to unblock Port 25. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom DeReggi Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 11:17 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Push to install Mobile Broadband on laptops

2008-10-01 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
My Lenovo had an option at purchase of either an internal 3G card (can't recall if it was ATT or Sprint) or a Turbo cache, which I chose. I presume it was a mini-PCI option. My laptops have, for years, tethered to my cell phone via bluetooth. Before 3G, it varied from a SPEEDTEST of 60K to 150K

Re: [WISPA] Wimax world news?

2008-10-08 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
THE STREET.COM Baltimore's WiMax Network an Early Winner 10/08/08 - 03:43 PM EDT Gary Krakow BALTIMORE -- Forget about 3G -- that's the past. It's now time to consider 4G wireless networks, especially the kind announced here in on Wednesday. Sprint(S Quote - Cramer on S - Stock Picks) and

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-14 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
are easily fooled into thinking wishes become true because it sorta makes sense. Jonathan Schmidt WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-15 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
) within a few feet and directly under the powerline and guess what? Give me break. Basically, except for a few viable installations still running, BPL was killed in it's infancy. Too bad. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You are correct, electric

Re: [WISPA] Need a power supply?

2008-11-16 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...and don't forget to add the 24/7 sentries required (as stated on their Web site). -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:38 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Need a power

Re: [WISPA] Does anyone recycle cable?

2009-01-01 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Unfortunately, copper has dropped to about a third of what it sold for last Spring: http://www.lme.co.uk/copper_graphs.asp . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Ehman Sent: Thursday, January 01,

[WISPA] Holy cow!

2009-10-22 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Dell, Microsoft Launching Broadband Net In Rural Virginia Computer Companies Join TDF Foundation, Spectrum Bridge To Debut Network Using 'White Spaces' John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 10/21/2009 3:47:19 PM Computer companies Dell and Microsoft are scheduled to join with TDF Foundation and

Re: [WISPA] Metered Billing

2009-11-08 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
When browsing DSLREPORTS forums, one can see that it has become a game for some: Who can download the most in a month. With some high speed cable operator forums, you can see Terabytes++ beating terabytes+ as useless garbage is downloaded for the game. It's like leaving your water hose on to

Re: [WISPA] DMCA - copyright infringement

2009-11-10 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
It's dumb. You could have 100s of folks behind a NAT. You can identify the account connection to your system but not the ID of the computer. It isn't well thought out. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

Re: [WISPA] Cat3 instead of Cat5

2009-11-17 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Old cat3 has a myriad of stubs...it's awful. You'll never figure out what's happening. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of jp Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:15 PM To: WISPA General List Subject:

Re: [WISPA] Cat3 instead of Cat5

2009-11-17 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...unless, a knowledgeable architect did a 100% home run to a wiring closet...then you have a chance. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:41 PM

Re: [WISPA] Need a new AP

2009-11-19 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Old ones. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:58 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Need a new AP What devices don't do WPA in today's

Re: [WISPA] One long @#$% day!

2009-12-10 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Wet your fingers and grab a set of Ohm meter probes. Squeeze with all your might. Look at the Ohms. Then figure out how much current will flow with one volt. 1/5 of an Amp? Geeze. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Being Rude to Customers

2009-12-22 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I had a friend who passed out and let an 8 oz. glass of a White Russian (Baileys, Kaluha, vodka) pour into the keyboard of an IBM 701 (the old butterfly keyboard). I popped it open, removed the main and CMOS batteries, and let the warm water in the kitchen sink run through it for an hour then

Re: [WISPA] Painting Radome

2009-12-30 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Metal is fine in a microwave if it is carefully crafted to be the correct non-destructive RF length in all directions. It wasn't a special capability of the Litton Microwave Oven. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] OT - Glad I Didn't Buy an iPhone

2010-01-07 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Wait! There's more! The Continental Airlines vertically-mounted plasma screens that show flight/gate/time in Houston were frozen showing a Windows error... not long ago. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

Re: [WISPA] Why the telco's will never be true competitors to us

2010-01-10 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
We're rural enough that no utility pole is within 10 degrees of vertical. Both TWC cable and ATT wires swing on those poles and whistle in the wind. I have the cheapest DSL on the cheapest wireline just as a backup (auto-failover on an old Nortel router) to RoadRunner. I complained to ATT for 8

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2009-02-02 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Most of the innuendos and descriptions were ill-defined making the conclusion flawed but it makes a good story yet pretty bad information. First, I'm in San Antonio and if I drive IH-10 to El Paso, I see nothing for 1,000 kilometers and I'm still in Texas. How do you compare that with the

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2009-02-02 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 2:52 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ Most of the innuendos and descriptions were ill-defined making the conclusion flawed but it makes a good story yet pretty bad information. First, I'm in San

Re: [WISPA] Hose Clamps

2009-02-04 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have no idea of the deterioration factors in tie wraps but every one I've used outside here in Texas has popped within 2 years. Now, we are closer to the equator than Cairo and have lots of UV but some have been the supposedly-UV-immune black versions and that didn't help. Somehow they become

Re: [WISPA] HP/Lenovo Netbook

2009-02-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
After seven years, we've got nothing but Thinkpads now. A Dell overheated constantly and frequently shutdown. The Toshiba lost a drive, a power supply, and keycaps. Two HPs (new within the past year) have screen defects...stripes. The Thinkpads just keep on truckin' except for one that

Re: [WISPA] HP/Lenovo Netbook

2009-02-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. --- Henry Spencer On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Jonathan Schmidt jeschm...@jeschmidt.comwrote: After seven years, we've got nothing but Thinkpads now. A Dell overheated constantly and frequently shutdown. The Toshiba lost a drive, a power supply

Re: [WISPA] HP/Lenovo Netbook

2009-02-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Those T42s are real workhorses. I can highly recommend new trackpoint rubber head replacements. A new one doesn't slip on a sweaty finger and costs about a dime on eBay if you buy them in lots of 100 (heck, give the rest away). I've got my 750, 755, two of the butterfly keyboard units - 701s,

Re: [WISPA] HP/Lenovo Netbook

2009-02-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
! Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. --- Henry Spencer On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Jonathan Schmidt jeschm...@jeschmidt.comwrote: Those T42s are real workhorses

Re: [WISPA] OT: Twitter

2009-02-19 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I do, occasionally...sort of like a walkie-talkie. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Sam Tetherow Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 12:08 AM To: wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] OT: Twitter Just

Re: [WISPA] OT: Twitter

2009-02-22 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Back in the days, highly active distributed offices used, as an improvement on telegraph lines, (read that Railroad stations or Associated Press offices) they had order wires where some were on audio and some on teletypes and it was like the current Nextel walkie-talkie where, if anyone talked

Re: [WISPA] LinkedIn

2009-03-03 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I'm not sure that LinkedIn exposes public e-mail addresses but it does give you the option of posting your own Website which, in turn, may expose an e-mail address. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [WISPA] Indoor video cameras with dvr system

2009-03-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
It's hard to beat Costco: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11334480whse=BCtopnav=; browse=lang=en-USs=1 with a big hard drive and browser-viewing locally or anywhere. The whole thing, cameras, console with Web server and hard 1/4gig hard drive, etc., for $299. . . . J o n a t h a

Re: [WISPA] ARTICLE - What's the U.S. Doing Wrong with Broadband ?

2009-03-13 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
The statistics might appear to be distorted in favor of whomever has an agenda. This country has always has an enormous percentage of immigrants, many of whom require a generation to acquire the language and economics to participate in infrastructure, the Internet notwithstanding. Consequently,

Re: [WISPA] ccr.gov

2009-03-24 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
True, but neither resolved this morning...to anything. Those who were involved in the dialog were correct...the DNS was broken to that domain and all relative domains. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

Re: [WISPA] One connection bandwidth=x / 2 commections bandwidth=2xwhy?

2009-05-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
It required 72 seconds via RoadRunner with Turbo Boost option. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Scott Carullo Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 7:16 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] One

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik FCC

2009-05-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...talk about going all over the place 1 0 ms[206.210.208.1] jschmidt-router.pt.net 2 *** timed out *** 3 11 ms [24.28.133.126] gig10-0-6.snantx6000-rtr2.satx.rr.com 4 12 ms [72.179.205.84] gig3-1-0.hstntxl3-rtr1.texas.rr.com 5 18 ms

Re: [WISPA] Cell phone with wifi?

2009-05-26 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have had a series of Nokia phones will use Wi-Fi thru its built-in SIP client directly to my office Asterisk and have been doing that for several years. The E71 I have now is FAR superior to the earlier models in terms of Wi-Fi sensitivity. I use it in conferences overseas...Europe and Brazil

Re: [WISPA] Cell phone with wifi?

2009-05-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Nokia SIP is built-in in most of their phones and easy to configure as an Asterisk SIP extension...any smartphone version I've had for several years, at least. (Granted...the e61 and e61i demanded stronger signal strength requirements for Wi-Fi but newer versions are quite hot). . . . J o n a t h

Re: [WISPA] DVR experience

2009-06-02 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I've used the IQeye for several years with 5 megapixels giving me a terrific view with fine detail (like license plates 100 feet away at night). http://www.iqeye.com/megapixel-network-security-camera.html They are Web servers in addition to every other possibility you can think of. They

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
There is some potential liability in this. You don't know if friends are visiting and using the computer...or, the subscriber has an Wi-Fi w/o WAP/WEP and others are (potentially accidentally) using it. In any case, you could be slandering the subscriber by calling them deadbeats to other

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-12 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Redirect You're correct with the liability thing... it sucks that people sue over such petty things. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: Jonathan Schmidt jeschm...@jeschmidt.com Sent: Tuesday, August 11

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content FilterSuggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...but, so many links are IP addresses instead of host name/header, I'm curious how a DNS involvement would do anything. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009

Re: [WISPA] Apartment Buildings

2009-08-21 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
The only one that I know that does that is Perftech. Otherwise, it must be a black hole. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 5:43 PM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] FCC Says Fixed Wireless Only Delivers 1 Mbps

2009-08-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I read a survey not long ago (sorry, can't find it) that showed that, by far, the most important factor in broadband access was always-on as opposed to interrupting your phone service, waiting a minute before you can browse, etc. This was a survey of folks who had broadband. I manage my Medicare

Re: [WISPA] FCC Says Fixed Wireless Only Delivers 1 Mbps

2009-08-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Jack, you're quite welcome. There are lots more examples, like renewing my ham radio license (have you checked http://www.vanityhq.com/ to see a GOOGLE MAP of all the hams in your neighborhood?...it's amazing). About the 10Mbps.it isn't a requirement at all now nor is 5Mbps even. My point is

Re: [WISPA] Router suggestions

2009-09-20 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Just pick any wireless router with a 4-port switch and just don't use the WAN RJ-45 socket. Then, go in and disable the DHCP...simple thru any of the GUIs on LinkSys/D-link/NetGear, etc. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2009-09-25 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Here's a great historical perspective on DSLREPORTS: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/What-Network-Neutrality-Is-REALLY-About -104631 . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Clint Ricker Sent: Friday,

Re: [WISPA] Micropops

2009-09-25 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have a Nokia E71 and tether it to my laptop via Bluetooth for always-on-everywhere. It's worked everywhere I've been including 20 countries outside the US. I get 1.35 mbps download virtually everywhere I try it in the US...Texas cities, DC, NYC, etc. Using their MediaNet, it's $10 a month for

Re: [WISPA] XBOX 360

2009-10-04 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
As my father told me, a poor workman blames his tools. . . . J o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:41 PM To: sarn...@info-ed.com; WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] How are you handling VOIP services over WiFi?

2009-10-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
In my simple home case it works fine. I've got Cisco and Polycom VoIP phones around the house in places I can't get Ethernet and use Buffalo bridges and they all link back to my Asterisk which links to my office Asterisk via RoadRunner. It's been absolutely wireline quality for a couple of

Re: [WISPA] DHCP options

2009-10-08 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Yes, and there's more. If you have a subscriber re-distributing the service through a Wi-Fi AP (such as an apartment manager offering free Internet to the renters from your service), you can get a lot of information to help you discover it. For example, NetStumbler (if you do a truckroll to the

Re: [WISPA] DHCP options

2009-10-09 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
that mac? -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 6:29 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] DHCP options Yes, and there's more. If you have a subscriber re

Re: [WISPA] DHCP options

2009-10-09 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
it is. I'll be looking into this animal further. Thanks. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 9:15 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] DHCP options Sure

RE: [WISPA] soho router to replace wrt54g?

2006-05-15 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Rick is right. The Linksys is now open source software and you can download much better and improved firmware for free...and, of course, that leaves little incentive for Cisco to improve it themselves because, of course, the downloaded firmware isn't from them. . . . j o n a t h a n

RE: [WISPA] Is this legit email from eBay or a phishing scam?

2006-06-01 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
EBAYMAINSTREET.COM is registered to ebay, inc. If you don't have a WHOIS, go to Networksolutions.com and check WHOIS either the IP address or domain. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jason Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006

RE: [WISPA] Dual Port Router's?

2006-06-02 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
We've used many of the Nortel Instant Internet 100S units available on eBay for under $50. They have several WAN interfaces, andcan create many moreinterfaces oneach 10-100 using external switches and can often be found with ISDN or dial-up as a third interface for backup. I use it at

RE: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering - Skype, Yahoo, MS

2006-06-19 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Tom, I've been happy with my Lingo for 2 years...$19.95 a month and free calling to Europe, too...which I do. I ported both my SBC (ATT) numbers. I thought great service, cheap calling, decent quality, super features... I convinced my brother in New York to convert. He's been struck by

RE: [WISPA] VoIP Is About More Than Replacing The Phone

2006-06-20 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Rich, I don't agree. My Lingo service is $20 a line, unlimited calling to Europe-US-Canada, and I use simultaneous ring to cell when I'm away, I use voicemail-to-Email (instantaneous) when I'm at the office or away, and use quite a few other features. My ATT line was 3 times that and no Europe

RE: [WISPA] VoIP Is About More Than Replacing The Phone

2006-06-21 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
broadband may be closer to the cutting-edge than to the general population. (scarey). Virtually everybody's got a phone. Rich - Original Message - From: Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:42 PM Subject: RE: [WISPA

RE: [WISPA] www.fon.com - a threat to us all? - back to net neutrality

2006-06-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Title: Message It is pretty much precluded by Roadrunners typical Terms of Service in their contract: (b) Subscriber will not resell the Service, or any portion thereof, or otherwise charge others to use the Service, or any portion thereof. The Service is for personal use only, and

RE: [WISPA] War Driving Police

2006-07-03 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Tom's presenting very sound points. First, it's dangerous. Anyone can sit in a car in front of your house with a laptop, download nasty stuff, and put it into your shared folders...then inform on you. Or, they can otherwise use your Internet connection for undesirable activities. Or, just

RE: [WISPA] EarthLink Unwires Anaheim, Announces Wholesale Program

2006-07-03 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Some of the support-free, subscription-free, cost-free models may work that way in some sense. That is, if you want to avail yourself of the free cloud you need to get a savvy friend or employ a nerd-for-hire to get you hooked up. The provider simply inhales deeply, exhales the cloud, puts up

RE: [WISPA] I need Mikrotik Help

2006-07-31 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have a queation in general: in the typical wireless installation at public or general muni type APs, are the IP addresses given to the users in a many-to-one NAT like home routers or in a 1-to-1 NAT with each internal address NATted with a public address? I've been to CEAS and MAAWG meetings

RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill toencouragehighspeedinternetaccess in rural areas]

2006-08-09 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Scriv, I agree with you now. It feels right. But, this country has risen to the occasion, during different parts of its growth, to make spectacularly prescient moves...the TVA, rural provisioning of telephony, and the Interstate highways notwithstanding. It has also made very dumb

RE: [WISPA] Re: [Ham-80211] Which PDA to buy as a WiFi Finder?

2006-08-14 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Jonathan Schmidt Perftech -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of David E. Smith Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 1:36 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Re: [Ham-80211] Which PDA to buy as a WiFi Finder? On Mon, August 14, 2006 10:48 am

RE: [WISPA] Wireless AP w/o router

2006-08-21 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
such promotions ($22.95 today for a TRENDnet 802.11g after rebate but free shipping http://www.buy.com/prod/q/loc/101/201683081.html ...ugly, eh?). . . . j o n a t h a n Jonathan Schmidt Perftech -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Sam Tetherow Sent

RE: [WISPA] IP Cameras

2006-09-06 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
That's just about what I've been able to do with a couple Hawking cheap corner reflector 15db antennae. But, you've got to shoot under the trees...that's the secret. And, hopefully, you're in a place where the noise level is not a factor. . . . j o n a t h a n Jonathan Schmidt -Original

RE: [WISPA] Weather Watcher Request

2006-09-18 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Also, agreed, the Sprint card is used by our field engineering and at two of the past dozen conferences where we had a booth, that card was better than the congested Internet connection that they provided to the exhibitors. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [WISPA] Outage

2006-09-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Our squirrel chewed off everything down to the copper center conductor leaving it absolutely shiny and unmarred for just over 1 foot. Everything worked fine except for the Internet and low (1-6) channels as the cable was against the metal gutter and the shield was enjoying a high-pass filter via

RE: [WISPA] Novel way to reach Canopy Cluster on pole

2006-10-01 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...a helium balloon strapped to your tummy? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Ralph Fowler Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 3:34 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: [WISPA] Novel way to reach Canopy Cluster on pole What to do when the cluster

RE: [WISPA] Find the Fastest ISP

2006-10-02 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Travis...you're too kind. Agreed...geezy peezy, the latency, too, is awful in these tests. If I test against my office (peer'd with RR) I get nearly 7Mbps... but this stupid thing shows barely 1. My Akamai downloads of various updates show 5-6Mbps. Somebody isn't doing their homework and they

RE: [WISPA] City should re-evaluate value of WiFi

2006-10-05 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I suspect that Terms of Service, like this, below from RoadRunner, are part of service agreements. . . . j o n a t h a n I agree that, among other things, my use of any form of transmitter or wide area network that enables persons or entities outside the location identified in the Work Order to

RE: [WISPA] identity of mini-pci cards

2006-10-31 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
The MAC address may help get you to the manufacturer...or, maybe just to a blind source that won't give you a clue. Does the PnP Windows driver show you anything? That can be right down to the model number...if you can get it to recognize the driver which is likely the reason you submitted the

RE: [WISPA] Vonage and Fax

2006-11-08 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I have a couple of Lingo boxes (unlimited free calls to N. America, Europe, AustralAsia) and ported my numbers to it several years ago. At $20 a month and FAX works perfectly through it, it's hard to beat. I have both RoadRunner and ATT DSL with my Nortel router using the DSL only as a backup

RE: [WISPA] Insurance And Worker's Comp...

2006-11-16 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Hmmm...I don't know either but GOOGLE does a great job with ASO and PEO as the search parameter. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jack Unger Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:27 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General

RE: [WISPA] Motor controlled rotating poles

2006-11-29 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I've used a variety of D-Link cameras and find that they all have locked up from time to time...requiring power cycling. They haven't been adequate for reliable operation. Perhaps they've improved. I have switched to a Panasonic BL-C30A Wi-Fi camera and been very, very happy. It has never

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-26 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Unfortunately, caching servers break a lot of sites' content unintentionally. That is, they have to request a page from the requested site as if it were the exact same configuration (same browser, same OS, same plug-ins, etc., as the requestor) and then relay it to the requesting subscriber as if

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Hi, and Happy New Year, all, before I forget The Akamai caches content that folks pay them to put on it which includes stuff like Microsoft updates, Real Player updates and downloads, anti-virus vendor downloads, etc. It's really great since the latency vanishes and I note here that I

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
of their content and it will be fast... very fast. -Matt Jonathan Schmidt wrote: Hi, and Happy New Year, all, before I forget The Akamai caches content that folks pay them to put on it which includes stuff like Microsoft updates, Real Player updates and downloads, anti-virus vendor downloads

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Liotta Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 4:08 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] bits per mbps Jonathan Schmidt wrote: True, Matt, often a better way. Now, what to do with P2P abusers? Sell

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
, will this code say any thing I want it to, like pay up or else If you sell it, any deals for members? Chuck -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:12 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
: [WISPA] bits per mbps John, will this code say any thing I want it to, like pay up or else If you sell it, any deals for members? Chuck -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:12 PM

RE: [WISPA] calea

2006-12-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Marlon, if your subscriber is downstream of a switch, you may be able to use VACLs http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=25329seqNum=3rl=1 For this. Given that you can pick the subscriber/subscribers and just hose mirror copies of all their packets out a switch interface...maybe good

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
://www.perftech.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Butch Evans Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:46 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, Jonathan Schmidt wrote: been installed in very large cable

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
, 2006 1:07 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] bits per mbps Butch Evans wrote: On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, Jonathan Schmidt wrote: been installed in very large cable operators. I'd be happy to talk off-line. It does scale smoothly from 1K to millions of subs. There have been 2 people

RE: [WISPA] power draw

2006-12-28 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
RadioShack has one for $21: Model 22-602 It's a multimeter with clamp-on ammeter probe. I had one from them years ago and looked like a real electrician's tool and worked well. However, this seems to have a clamp-on probe and goes to 30 amps. For under $21, I might get one...handy, you know.

RE: [WISPA] bits per mbps

2006-12-29 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Tom, Our group, when at Nortel, developed a WEB cache product. That was during the days when a typical business had only a 56k digital line to the Internet. It was very tough to do a generalized cache because very few sites had expiration tags on their HTML components. However, a lot more do

RE: How to secure WiFi networks was RE: [WISPA] recommendation

2007-01-01 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
It appears that Affinegy (http://www.affinegy.com) has an interesting automated solution to lock down the security in a home Wi-Fi network. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rick Smith Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007

RE: [WISPA] DPI Alert System

2007-01-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Gino, what is it exactly you want to do?...squelch P2P outbound?...kill off bots sending SPAM?... . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gino A. Villarini Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:28 PM To: 'WISPA General List'

RE: [WISPA] i-phone

2007-01-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
I bought a Nokia E61 in Germany. I slipped my Cingular SIM card into it and I'm on the air. The Cingular version cripples Wi-Fi...don't get it. This is the same phone with Wi-Fi. So, with mine, I am my office phone extension off our office Asterisk VoIP wherever there's a hotspot.. for free

RE: [WISPA] Service Offerings - Competing

2007-01-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Our company sells to US, European, and South American cable companies. Outside the US, we see that the dominant service plan is broadband with a byte cap. Inside the US that is rare probably due to the US having been the birthplace of the Internet and the widespread reverence for it as a system

RE: [WISPA] per customer computer pricing

2007-02-17 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
The ISP is directly affected by the bandwidth used by an account but is also affected by the loss of revenue if that account is redistributing the service. That is theft of service the same as wiring up an apartment building with cable TV from a single account. Connection measuring can put a

RE: [WISPA] Walmart

2007-03-11 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
It certainly makes it clear how vulnerable a huge, complex operation is to a mal-functioning compact fluorescent lamp. I had a neighbor's completely decimate my 802.11G. Those RFID signals must be marginal (that's the optimum design criterion) and could easily be obliterated by such a simple

RE: [WISPA] Calea - what will we need to provide ?

2007-03-12 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
How does the introductory reference to cable operators seeming immunity to this in this document square with these discussions? http://www.scte.org/documents/standards/approved/ANSISCTE24132006.pdf . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [WISPA] Toughbook alternative

2007-09-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Yes, Panasonic has a broad suite of laptops with various ruggedness capability...some that look like they'd come through an IED better than the vehicle. At trade shows, they appear to specialize on that although others have ruggedized laptops too. If you need ruggedness, you may want to consider

RE: [WISPA] Toughbook alternative

2007-09-27 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
the toughbook by about 2k. Now I know this IBM can't be put through what a toughbook could, but it is a nice laptop for the price. It's got the built in LCD roll bar and shock detection on the hard drive. Better than your run of the mill Dell or HP. Brian Jonathan Schmidt wrote: Yes, Panasonic has

RE: [WISPA] Why the Nokia E70 is better than the iPhone

2007-10-13 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jonathan Schmidt Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 10:46 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] Why the Nokia E70 is better than the iPhone I'm sold on the Nokia E61i...a thinner (very thin) and much faster version

RE: [WISPA] Vuze / Comcast / Peer to Peer / FCC

2007-11-18 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
The dominant service plan outside the US is, indeed, a byte-cap contract. Such a contract, or tiers of contracts, permit the product to be delivered with appropriate cost with those who want more paying more by quantity not speed. The concept is alien to the US and would be subject to derision

RE: [WISPA] OT: Asterisk

2007-11-21 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Scottie, if you want to include outside POTS lines to access with the server, you need an FXO card. Single FXO cards made from modem components work well and are, as mentioned by Adam, about $8 to $15 depending on source and shipping. There are 4 FXO digiums but they cost hundreds. If you are

RE: [WISPA] OT: Asterisk

2007-11-21 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
Well, Adam, you weren't far off. The Buy it now eBay 1-FXO PCI card prices are around $20 and I've gotten auctions for just over $10 per card so I accepted your $8 as the price of winning a fortuitous auction. Reputable stores have it typically for a bit more, around $29. It's all in the

RE: [WISPA] OT......Question

2007-12-09 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
We've standardized on XP/PRO SP2 for the office. We tried Vista and, although some fanatics show it can be a bit but definitely slower, that's not meaningful. The computers, themselves, suffer intractable problems with Vista with less than 2G memory, but with that memory or more, it's OK. (Why

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