Re: [WISPA] USF changes?

2009-11-11 Thread MDK
Yes, they do understand it. You're not understanding the point.The telcos have big bucks to lobby with, and benefit the regulators. We do not.Thus, we will NEVER be on their list.We cannot get onto the top of the rolodex until we have millions with which to lobby, and can

Re: [WISPA] customers dogs chewing on CAT5

2009-11-11 Thread MDK
1/2 inch plastic conduit works, and it's about 95 cents per 10 foot stick at Home Depot... The price is good, how's that compare to drip tube? -- From: Matt Jenkins m...@smarterbroadband.net Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:06 PM To: WISPA

[WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube... increased data delivery is here to stay.

2009-11-12 Thread MDK
I've been watching the thread about it with great interest.Partly because I was wondering if anyone was going to try my solution, which is, to attempt to be able to deliver the bandwidth to the people who want to use these, and have them work fine. Please understand, I'm not talking about

Re: [WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube... increased data delivery is here to stay.

2009-11-13 Thread MDK
I guess you could call me lucky in that I have access to darn good rates. I'm currently at $60/mbit and working to see if my provider will give me a break for doubling my commit. Currently, my commit is 10m and I'm paying overages each month, but they're still reasonably small.This is on

Re: [WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube... increaseddata delivery is here to stay.

2009-11-13 Thread MDK
...@saucer.midcoast.com Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 9:32 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube... increaseddatadeliveryis here to stay. On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:17:58AM -0800, MDK wrote: I guess you could call me lucky in that I have access

Re: [WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube...increaseddata delivery is here to stay.

2009-11-13 Thread MDK
and Netflix and youtube...increaseddatadeliveryis here to stay. What ubnt 3.65 are you saying you tried? Afaik ubnt has 3 gig but not on US channels. What country are you in? On Nov 13, 2009, at 1:15 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote

Re: [WISPA] About Hulu and Netflix and youtube...increaseddata delivery is here to stay.

2009-11-15 Thread MDK
LOL!Never tell that to the guy with the stuff you say doesn't exist and doing the things you say can't be done, 'cause he's already got it and using it. -- From: Michael Baird m...@tc3net.com Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 9:24 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] USF changes?

2009-11-15 Thread MDK
in the sand when they ask us for data that anyone with any desire at all can figure out anyway. Wake up already. We are loosing this fight. It's time for a new strategy. marlon - Original Message - From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent

Re: [WISPA] Reset StarOS

2009-11-18 Thread MDK
Send me a list and prices. I am buying star-os stuff. purchasing AT neofast.net -- From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:41 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Reset StarOS I am

[WISPA] X86 low power board w/3 or more ethernet

2009-11-18 Thread MDK
Looking for an x86 compatible board of some kind with at least 3 or (better) more ethernet ports. Anyone have suggestions? Needs to have enough cpu power to route full 100m ethernet speed.gigE would be even better. I've not found such a beast... but I need one where there's no ac power,

Re: [WISPA] X86 low power board w/3 or more ethernet

2009-11-19 Thread MDK
-- Mikrotik WISP Support Services WISPA Vendor Member Office: 314-735-0270 Website: http://www.linktechs.net LIVE On-Line Mikrotik Training Author of Learn RouterOS -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent

Re: [WISPA] 24dB 2.4 gig grid antennas

2009-11-19 Thread MDK
I believe Advanced Antenna bought out the old Equinox company, and now it appears they, too, have gone belly-up - or at least the old website is now gone (www.advancedantennainc.com).Perhaps now there's yet another operating under the old brand, or maybe they changed websites and I can't

[WISPA] Times Microwave EZ connectors

2009-11-19 Thread MDK
I've run out of these, and none of the vendors I use commonly carry them. Anyone out west have these? Yeah, I know, it costs more to buy two of these than a whole pre-built 10 foot cable, but every danged pre-built I buy has water issues. We have never had to seal any of the cables we built

[WISPA] Odd 5 ghz behavior

2009-11-20 Thread MDK
I have a backhaul feed that completely flips out when it rains.But, only when it rains heavy, and only for a short time. Yes, we took the cables apart, and no, there wasn't water in the cable connections. But, water gets into stuff slowly, and ... err... stays there. This, will be

Re: [WISPA] Odd 5 ghz behavior

2009-11-20 Thread MDK
: Re: [WISPA] Odd 5 ghz behavior Sounds like one of the feed horns are bad or you have freznel blockage that affects the link when drenched. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:08:07 To: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] Odd 5 ghz behavior

2009-11-20 Thread MDK
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Odd 5 ghz behavior Sounds like one of the feed horns are bad or you have freznel blockage that affects the link when drenched. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:08:07 To: WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] Times Microwave EZ connectors

2009-11-24 Thread MDK
to weatherproof all of your connections. If they are not getting wet you are lucky. Plain and simple. Bob Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:20:52 To: WISPA General Listwireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Times Microwave EZ connectors

2009-11-24 Thread MDK
from unknown China outfit and hoped for the best? I got lots of pigtails with only one end, man! -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:36 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re

[WISPA] Anyone out there stock AR5416 based mini-pci cards?

2009-11-24 Thread MDK
I'm going to do some experimenting with some MIMO and TDMA based stuff. I need some Atheros based cards to do this - I'd like at least 3 or 4.I need 2x2 MIMO, specifically.I need to know the precise chipset on the card before I buy. Don't call me, email me at purchasing at

Re: [WISPA] Dual Pol Grid Parabolic

2009-11-24 Thread MDK
Arc wireless makes 20 and 23 db panels and pacwireless makes a 2 and 3 foot solid dish w/dual polarity. Does ANYONE make dual pol sectors for 5 ghz besides UBNT, whose antennas are made of 99 44/100 % pure unobtanium? -- From: Phil Curnutt

Re: [WISPA] 802.3af POE to Passive POE

2009-11-25 Thread MDK
Ubuquiti has something like that. -- From: rwf ralphli...@bsrg.org Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:19 AM To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] 802.3af POE to Passive POE Anyone know of a gizmo that will allow a

Re: [WISPA] 802.3af POE to Passive POE

2009-11-25 Thread MDK
Pacwireless also has 802.af to 12 and 24 volt splitters. -- From: Tom Sharples tsharp...@qorvus.com Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:09 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] 802.3af POE to Passive POE Scratch

[WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-11-30 Thread MDK
If you're a WISP and have interest in using commodity - off the shelf - Atheros based hardware to achieve higher than ethernet speeds over wireless... This is not a tweak of 802.11, it is a completely different mode... There is currently an opportunity to do so, where most of the work has

Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-11-30 Thread MDK
, 2009 7:36 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers Needed for WISP related product... If you are using Atheros based hardware, it's still 802.11... regardless of what software you put on top of it. Travis Microserv MDK wrote: If you're a WISP

Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-11-30 Thread MDK
. Then UBNT stuff came out. On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Given UBNT's record of unavailability of product, and the inability to route via the interface, I vastly prefer this to UBNT's products. Now, mind you, I'm not really putting them down

Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-11-30 Thread MDK
Microserv MDK wrote: Actually, it's far better than cost-effective. It's flexible, in both hardware and capabilities.Firewall, routing, routing daemons, and other things. Frankly, I find the physical aspects of the Airmax stuff frustratingly limited. I've grown fond of my immense ability

Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-11-30 Thread MDK
, routing daemons, scripting, etc. also being able to use $50 boards up to $1,000 X86 based systems moving gigabits of traffic. All with standard parts. So what would this FreeBSD system bring to the table that can't be done already? Travis Microserv MDK wrote: Actually, it's far better than

Re: [WISPA] FreeBSD hackers.... Needed for WISP related product...

2009-12-01 Thread MDK
, 2009, at 12:56 AM, MDK wrote: Actually, it's far better than cost-effective. It's flexible, in both hardware and capabilities.Firewall, routing, routing daemons, and other things. Frankly, I find the physical aspects of the Airmax stuff frustratingly limited. I've grown fond of my

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-02 Thread MDK
The most I have done so far, is to put 7 cards in one box. I don't use shielding between them or anything, and have no known issues, except if I forget and use the diversity mode in the card, instead of locking to the port I'm using. I'm about to upgrade one site to 10 cards in one steel

Re: [WISPA] Awnser to how Airspan got the upper 3.65 ghz bandunlocked!

2009-12-02 Thread MDK
They described CSMA in different language.By every reasonable comparison, the 802.11a protocol addresses every concern the FCC has, but would not certify... -- From: Matt lm7...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 4:21 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-02 Thread MDK
Aluminum is moderately effective at attenuating microwave rf. Steel is needed to dampen EMP (from lightning strikes). -- From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 8:35 PM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-02 Thread MDK
, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Aluminum is moderately effective at attenuating microwave rf. Steel is needed to dampen EMP (from lightning strikes). -- From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 8

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-06 Thread MDK
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 will mean that if someone runs his own business, but only works for you, bye bye status... and that includes

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-06 Thread MDK
. My wife agrees with me and she is always right. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 3:25 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] health insurance It's my

[WISPA] One long @#$% day!

2009-12-07 Thread MDK
It's 2:30 AM... I just drove up to the house, and walked VERY fast inside. After all, weather.com says that it's 12 degrees and an 8 MPH wind. In their head, maybe.Outside of the little valley I live in, the wind's more like 25 mph. There's no snow on the ground. I don't make a

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

2009-12-07 Thread MDK
LOL!It really was a very warm hat. -- From: Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 6:58 AM To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] One long @#$% day! Are you sure you didn't eat spicy

[WISPA] The long day...final insult

2009-12-07 Thread MDK
, Dec 07, 2009 at 03:49:59AM -0800, MDK wrote: It's 2:30 AM... I just drove up to the house, and walked VERY fast inside. After all, weather.com says that it's 12 degrees and an 8 MPH wind. In their head, maybe.Outside of the little valley I live in, the wind's more like 25 mph

[WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-07 Thread MDK
As business people, we should be looking at insurance for health like we do as insurance for everything else.What's it there for? Protect us from catastrophe, like falling through some guy's glass skylight, or accidently parking the bucket truck on top of his sprinker control box and it

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-07 Thread MDK
So is food an absolute necessity. Does this mean we should have a single farmer system run by the government? Maybe we should have a single ISP system, run by the government? Single car maker, run by the government?Single housing contractor, run by Congress?Single clothing maker, the

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
As I stated before... Medicare reimburses such low amounts, that ever doctor, hospital, clinic, lab, etc, that accepts it does so at a loss. Not just no profit but at a loss.Not only that, but Medicare has the highest level of financial fraud, period. It's very efficient... at giving

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
LOL... I was being lectured by some do-gooder online for my rotten morality, and my answer to him was... So, I have invested my entire life savings, toiled for 4 years without a paycheck to put all the cash back into the business, and have worked more hours than can ever be accounted for.

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
I dunno about him, but I can tell you that over the last 5.5 years I've been in business, I have seen the last of the rice, beans, flour, bread, milk vanish and the bank account be just as empty as the fridge and pantry a good many times. And, even when facing that kind of need at home, I've

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
Think IRS compassion. I've got a personal debt to my state, and you have no idea how incredibly nasty they are. The guy actually told me wife it would be better if she were also unemployed, so as to assure that no additional tax debt might be incurred. Now THAT is the kind of health care

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
Marlon... Exactly. A number of years ago, I made acquaintance of nice guy who is Norwegian... A programmer, open source aficionado. One day we got talking about our living - you know, home, car, food, etc.I mentioned something about losing my home a few years back due to unemployment.

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
I'm sure you're a nice guy... But you're trying to convince a lot of people who know better by long years of experience, that life would be beautiful and all will be fine, if we just give Congress a few more trillion dollars a year of our hard earned money. Oh, and defining being moral and

[WISPA] Introducing NetCare

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
After long debate, it has been determined that the reason the US lags behind other countries is that it costs too much, and people need help... so, here's the new solution. Introducing Federal NetCare, the program to make broadband available to everyone. Here's how it works: There's a

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
Every country with a government run medical system Denies routine medical care, extraordinary medical care, or expensive medical care on a routine basis. This is why babies delivered by the NHS hospitals in Britain are less than 90% born in a hospital room or delivery room. The

Re: [WISPA] Not About Health Insurance

2009-12-08 Thread MDK
Yahh... Me too. It's a small one. My customers have my cell phone number. We have lost more customers to home sales than any other factor ( we picked up some of the buyers, though, so I'm wondering if that matters ). Some days, I really really resent that phone ringing. I haven't had a

Re: [WISPA] Introducing NetCare

2009-12-09 Thread MDK
forced to provide service to clients that I know I will be losing money each month on does not seem right. Just my 2 cents. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 11:02 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Introducing NetCare

2009-12-09 Thread MDK
@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Introducing NetCare On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 23:01, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Introducing Federal NetCare, the program to make broadband available to everyone. Broadband Internet isn't the same as BASIC HUMAN WELFARE and you know it. One is (literally

Re: [WISPA] Wind!

2009-12-09 Thread MDK
The last time I experienced that, it was a bad cable end, where the wind had shaken the last 18 inches of 400 size cable - the distance from the last clamp to the N connector, and the N connector had literally shaken apart. The entire braiding had broken loose and the compression on the foam

Re: [WISPA] Insurance thread- Matt and the rest

2009-12-09 Thread MDK
LOL, come on Patrick, you're not attenuated yet.Though as I recall, you probably wanted to attenuate me a little when we got into serious verbal combat over whether or not residential wireless was even an option. Of course that was... What? 2001? You so ticked me off I had to

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-13 Thread MDK
That's because REAL broadband has to be provided by government. Just like REAL health care. Just like REAL education. Just like REAL science. Just ask the advocates of government can make our lives a paradise thinking on this list.I have learned. All that private enterprise stuff... that's

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-13 Thread MDK
is the answer. -RickG On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 5:01 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: That's because REAL broadband has to be provided by government. Just like REAL health care. Just like REAL education. Just like REAL science. Just ask the advocates of government can make our lives a paradise

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-14 Thread MDK
And each of these is the evidence I have that I do NOT want them doing anything more, and I want them OUT of those things, as well. -- From: Tim Sylvester t...@avanzarnetworks.com Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:27 PM To: 'WISPA General List'

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-14 Thread MDK
No, he robbed from the corrupt people of the government and gave it back to the people. -- From: Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 9:09 AM To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] Broadband compared to electricity of the early 1900's

2009-12-15 Thread MDK
There's only one thing you REALLY need to know about it: The TVA was the source of much fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars.So was the REA. Creating monopolies has resulted in highly inefficient business models for electricity, and there's only space in this game for big corporations.

Re: [WISPA] Broadband compared to electricity of the early 1900's

2009-12-15 Thread MDK
BTW, it WAS an interesting article. My comment on it was that until the Seattle area governments manage to actually DO something... anything. You know, accomplish at least ONE thing they're charged with... YOu know, like end crime, fill the potholes, educate the children, or any of the other

Re: [WISPA] Broadband compared to electricity of the early 1900's

2009-12-15 Thread MDK
] Broadband compared to electricity of the early 1900's On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 12:30, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: Why is it we think that the same people who cannot clean up Hanford (they have yet to clean ONE SINGLE TANK OF WASTE in decades of effort!) despite decades of promises and countless

Re: [WISPA] Broadband compared to electricity of the early 1900's

2009-12-15 Thread MDK
. Keeping an open mind as to unknown possibilities I guess :-) Thank You, Brian Webster On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 12:50 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: There's only one thing you REALLY need to know about it: The TVA was the source of much fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars.So

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti PTMP Antenna Selection

2009-12-15 Thread MDK
So far as I can tell, there is no real answer to that question. What is a professional and who is, and how do they become one... Nobody has a good answer for. -- From: os10ru...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:53 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-16 Thread MDK
the government is the answer. -RickG On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 5:01 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: That's because REAL broadband has to be provided by government. Just like REAL health care. Just like REAL education. Just like REAL science. Just ask the advocates of government can make our

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

2009-12-16 Thread MDK
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 network, and then finally he quoted me a price for his network.Not the customers but just the network and the customer owns his own

Re: [WISPA] I'm an idiot

2009-12-16 Thread MDK
Such revelations can be most helpful in guiding future actions. however, public admissions of said revelations can be, err... Well, I'll just pretend I never read it and you pretend you never said it... Hey, anyone read the bit in the news... about the job you should be EVER so grateful you

[WISPA] Merry Christmas, everyone.

2009-12-24 Thread MDK
Here's hope and prayers, that in the mad rush of careless and demanding customers, exasperating technological blunders or wonders, and the year end financial chaos that can ensue, that somehow, in the middle of all this, you find a little island of peace, with family and friends.That

Re: [WISPA] Happy New Year

2009-12-31 Thread MDK
AMEN to that Steve, and the same for you...And all the readers... -- From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:46 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Happy New Year Happy New Year!!!

Re: [WISPA] 2010: One Question for WISPs

2010-01-04 Thread MDK
more pessimistic.All of our futures depend on economic activity, growth and health Sadly, Washington, DC continues to demonstrate a vast wealth of cluelessness... -- From: Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010

[WISPA] Was question: now bandwidth use.

2010-01-04 Thread MDK
I'm seeing the same thing. I can literally track it month to month and show the bill and useage going up each month by far more than the growth of our customer base. In 3 months I've added 25% to my useage. KA-POW! That's one serious bunch of data useage.

Re: [WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding

2010-01-07 Thread MDK
Thanks for the putdown. -- From: Travis Johnson t...@ida.net Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:31 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding Yes... and to go a step further, if the

Re: [WISPA] wind turbine

2010-01-15 Thread MDK
I've used the Air-X and had it survive many storms and winds of 60-80. I changed to Air Breeze because SWWP suggested that it would charge better in low winds, and the circuit board was not prone to die every year to 18 months. My Air Breeze failed repeatedly - it never lasted more than 45

Re: [WISPA] stolen solar site

2010-01-18 Thread MDK
Marlon, I have some deep cycle batteries and a wind generator I could loan you for a while, till you get around to re-doing it. -- From: Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 9:35 AM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-20 Thread MDK
Is that directly off the pages of the Democrat National Committee Blast Fax talking points of the day? Shame on you, Jack. There's easily 24 million households THAT DO NOT WANT OR WILL NOT PAY FOR broadband. I have some areas where I cover 100% of the households, nobody else does, and yet, I

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-21 Thread MDK
-- From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:58 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ Is that directly off the pages of the Democrat National Committee Blast Fax talking

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-21 Thread MDK
That would seem to be rational and logical as an observation, prediction, and explanation. -- From: Jeff Broadwick jeffl...@comcast.net Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:10 AM To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] From

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-21 Thread MDK
interestingly enough, mine has picked up of late. I think it's the reduced install cost that's driven that. I also had a small time competitor just walk way from his network and I'm scrambling big time trying to fill the gap... but I haven't the money to put up the infrastructure... We're

Re: [WISPA] From Today's WSJ

2010-01-23 Thread MDK
You're not wrong, Rick. But we live in a land with so incredibly much wealth, privilege, and opportunity, that there's actually very little that politicians can actually DO. There's so little wrong to correct that everything they can make a noise about, they blow into a crisis, when it's

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-27 Thread MDK
As I write, is it 1:40 AM, I'm tired as heck, but have been mulling this question for days, and have finally taken the time to do this. First, to my self-motivated enemies who can't stand anything I say Nuts!, I'm right and I know it. Now, for the rest, who are interested in more than just

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-27 Thread MDK
Thanks...I was not writing this as if it were a mature proposal... but rather as something to stimulate debate.I'm sure that other people see pitfalls in things I don't, and may perceive unintended consequences I have not. I don't consider it be anywhere near best of all worlds, but it

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-27 Thread MDK
Please note that I said refundable tax credits. That is, if your credits are more than your taxes, you get a check back. This could be done so that your refunds would be quarterly. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-27 Thread MDK
++ -- From: Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:58 PM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband MDK, I applaud your Email. It will take some time to fully digest all the relevent

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-29 Thread MDK
++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:15 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] How the FCC Proposes the Regulate Broadband

2010-05-29 Thread MDK
++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.net Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:36 AM To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Fast DNS cache

2010-05-29 Thread MDK
I run my own dns resolution for customers right on my own network.My AP's that have an x86 based cpu run dns for the customers. I have approximately 140 customers using one 5 radio AP for DNS resolution, and it has yet to break a sweat.Yes, I've noticed it generates a bit of small

Re: [WISPA] taxes

2010-06-03 Thread MDK
My accountant says expense it all... but I'm small enough I have that much discretionary expense allowance. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From:

[WISPA] Is this a record of some kind?

2010-06-11 Thread MDK
This evening I was at one of my access points... one that has several backhauls and various 2.4 and 5 ghz ap's at it. After I was done with my few minutes of doing things, I wanted to make sure I had not physically disconnected or accidentally unhooked anything (messing with the batteries,

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

2010-06-12 Thread MDK
] Is this a record of some kind? probably a ruckus on the other end -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 10:16 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Is this a record of some kind

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

2010-06-15 Thread MDK
? What that really means is that you are likely running far too large of an antenna. You're also going to find yourself interfering with your own network far more than is healthy with things that run this way! marlon - Original Message - From: MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us To: WISPA

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

2010-06-15 Thread MDK
209-988-7388 CV-Access, Inc. www.cv-access.com / cprofito'at'cv-access.com Providing Broadband Internet Access to California's Rural Central Valley -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of MDK Sent: Saturday, June 12

Re: [WISPA] Looking for 900 MHz pioneers

2010-06-15 Thread MDK
Been using 900 with variable success for about 4 years now. Started with SR-9's and now have XR9 / STar-OS gear deployed. Love it. It's almost as fast as 5 gig, for a given channel size, and is incredibly better at tree penetration than is 2.4 or 5 gig. It has limited application, due to

Re: [WISPA] Looking to Sell..........

2010-06-15 Thread MDK
I'm real happy with the 23 db panels from Arc Wireless. Slightly better RSSI than a 25 db PacW grid. Not expensive, but the mounts are kinda hokey. ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++

Re: [WISPA] Looking to Sell..........

2010-06-16 Thread MDK
wireless@wispa.org Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looking to Sell.. Are you talking 5Ghz? On 6/15/10, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: I'm real happy with the 23 db panels from Arc Wireless. Slightly better RSSI than a 25 db PacW grid. Not expensive, but the mounts are kinda hokey

[WISPA] What, no response to the FCC vote today?

2010-06-18 Thread MDK
This may be our last chance to survive in this business. I know what my position is, and it should be clear to most of you. However, the FCC needs to hear from the smaller operators, and from small business saying Hands off! We can't afford your wishes. And they need to hear it from the

Re: [WISPA] It only feels like Friday

2010-06-22 Thread MDK
Anyone with 2 cents worth of common sense could have told them the outcome. The reason most poor are poor in developed nations is because of the poor quality of decisions.Children of families that exhibit this behavior merely continue it.Give them the additional means of wasting more

Re: [WISPA] What are the Challenges?

2010-06-27 Thread MDK
I've never been to any WISP or ISP con of any kind. Wanted to, but never had the dough to go. First, St Louis? Why? Go to Las Vegas and do it in early November. There's a cheap way to get to Vegas from anywhere in the US, especially at that time of the year. Heck, round trip from the

[WISPA] Airmax speed

2010-06-28 Thread MDK
I put up a temporary install of a UBNT rocket / sector combination, and it's at one of my regular AP spots, it sees quite a bit of noise. using a nanobridge as a cpe, and with only one other client online... I was able, at 4 miles, to get an internal speed test of 120mbit.This is using

Re: [WISPA] 900MHz VS 3.65GHz

2010-06-30 Thread MDK
Patrick, could you de-jargonize what 'second order diversity' means? ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com Sent:

Re: [WISPA] yet another WiMAX vs LTE article

2010-07-01 Thread MDK
Xg's product is stated to allow small operators to offer a cellular like service, using the 900 spectrum.They say they can deal with crowded spectrum, and it's designed for low density population. What it amounts to is an IP mobile network, using portable VOIP phones. It is interesting,

Re: [WISPA] Rural Telco in Washington Gets $17,763 per line

2010-07-13 Thread MDK
If you did, how would you sleep at night, knowing you're ripping off money for nuttin? ++ Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy 541-969-8200 509-386-4589 ++ -- From: Glenn Kelley

Re: [WISPA] Rural Telco in Washington Gets $17,763 per line

2010-07-13 Thread MDK
against the use of our tax dollars for all these wasteful programs. I think all other utilities should be made to stand on their own as well. What better way to show that it works than by our own example? On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote: If you did, how would

Re: [WISPA] U.S. not getting broadband fast enough, FCC Says

2010-07-21 Thread MDK
Let's see... the Administration continues to implement wildly absurd and destructive policies, continues a mad dash desperate attempt to bankrupt the country with spending so insane it boggles the mind, continues to take over industries with regulatory legislation that makes less sense than

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