Re: [WISPA] Just what we need.

2008-07-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I don't usually agree with Mark's viewpoints, but I agree with this one 100%. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Marlon, my friend, that is the wrong viewpoint. This is the RIGHT one... Imagine the sales I could make if the taxpayers weren't subsidizing CenturyTel. The

Re: [WISPA] Nanostations

2008-07-24 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi Chuck, Need to put the new AirOS 3.0 firmware on the NS5s and they will work as expected. Matt Larsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] CHUCK PROFITO wrote: Has anyone on the list noticed on the 5.x nanos, that when selecting 10 Mhz channels, that they only line up in the center of the channel, not like

[WISPA] Interesting Link...

2008-07-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
http://gigaom.com/2008/07/28/the-brookings-plan-for-rural-broadband/ WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Network Monitor

2008-08-01 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
The ability to push configs out from a central location is really a nice feature of Nagios/Cacti/MRTG. I also use Big Brother to monitor customer connections, and it is nice to have something that automatically pushes the configurations out whenever we make a change in the billing system -

[WISPA] Anyone have Tranzeo 900mhz radios?

2008-10-03 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi all, I am looking to order about 10 Tranzeo 902-11 radios. Our main supplier is backordered on them and I have a backlog of installs, so anyone who can ship radios on Monday, please contact me. Thanks! Matt Larsen vistabeam.com

Re: [WISPA] Damn, Ubiquiti

2008-10-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I am having great luck with the Nanostation5 radios. The NS2 radios have a terrible antenna, so I'm sticking to Tranzeos for 2.4ghz use. I'd love to see an NS9 at some point. The new products look interesting, but if they are like other Ubiquity new product releases - they are vaporware

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I'm with Travis on this, with the exception of using StarOS instead of Mikrotik. It is nice to have a set of standard, mature tools such as radius, cbq/iptable rules and standard, non-vendor specific hardware to work with instead of having to use a limited, proprietary system limited to a

[WISPA] Mikrotik CPU graphing

2008-11-11 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hello all, I'm trying to figure out how to track CPU load and PPS on our Mikrotik core router. Is there a simple guide for tracking this with MRTG/RRD somewhere out there? Im not having much luck finding it. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik issues

2008-11-12 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I'm curious to hear why the client's VPN wouldn't work. I haven't had any problem with client VPN units working through StarOS. Might be a network design issue rather than anything to do with StarOS. I would strongly suggest switching to a StarOS board with V3 and atheros chipset cards.

Re: [WISPA] Client Speeds

2008-12-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I know of quite a few non Canopy networks. Among my consulting clients, neighbors and other associates, I know of Rapid Communications - 2000+ StarOS/Tranzeo R-Com - 4000+ StarOS/Tranzeo/Trango/Deliberant Action Communications - 4000+ Cisco (they have a little bit of Canopy) OIBW - 2500+

[WISPA] Where is StarOS?

2008-12-08 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I put myself in as being Tranzeo based, as that is the heavy majority of my CPE radios, although I have a fair amount of Ubiquiti, Telex, HighGain and a smattering of Mikrotik CPE as well. Chuck started the survey, and as a Canopy user he is more used to the idea of everything coming from

Re: [WISPA] Where is StarOS?

2008-12-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
One of the nice parts about StarOS is that the scripting format is the same as the linux packages that they load to perform those functions - so if you want to learn how to do fancy cbq scripts, just look for the many available linux docs that describe how to use iptables and you are set.

[WISPA] WISP Directory - please register

2008-12-11 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Inventive Media would like to formally announce the unveiling of the WISP Directory 2.0 at http://www.wispdirectory.com/ - now with zip code search, ratings, reviews and WISP Technology used by each WISP. Inventive Media has put a few hundred hours into revising the directory, weeding out dead

Re: [WISPA] WISP Directory - please register

2008-12-12 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
[mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Matt Larsen - Lists Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 2:14 AM To: WISPA General List; Motorola Canopy User Group; w...@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] WISP Directory - please register Inventive Media would like to formally announce the unveiling

[WISPA] DIY Special - Tranzeo shells

2009-10-16 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi all, I am upgrading my network to OFDM 10mhz channels and phasing out my 802.11b systems. I have a bunch of older model Tranzeo radios that I am looking to liquidate and wanted to let people on the WISPA lists know about them before I put them on ebay or our upcoming Used Tranzeo site.

Re: [WISPA] Gotta Have

2009-10-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Speaking of multi-tool - these are awesome http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XU43IC/ref=ox_ya_oh_product If I forget something from the toolbag, this is great. It is also a lot lighter than the traditional old Leathermen, that were so heavy you started to lean to one side. This is

[WISPA] Net Neutrality: The Canadians Get it Right!

2009-10-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2714 Lets hope the FCC can make a ruling as balanced and appropriate as this one. Matt Larsen Vistabeam.com WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] NAT issue with Hotmail/Yahoo/Google

2009-10-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
We are having a problem with certain sites that are rejecting our customers because they say the IP address has sent too much traffic over the last 24 hours. This is a problem, as 98% of our customers are behind a single NATted IP address. I am just changing the IP address of the NAT

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

2009-10-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
as well. But the issue isn't really NAT, is it? The real question is how does he deal with the current issue on his current network? /RANT Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: We are having a problem with certain sites that are rejecting our customers because they say the IP address has sent too

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

2009-10-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
addresses. I don't know if it can be done on a Mikrotik but I know other firewall/router/NAT devices can create a NAT pool with 100s of IP addresses for clients. Tim -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Matt Larsen - Lists

Re: [WISPA] OSPF maximums

2009-10-29 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Using StarOS we have about 480 subnet routes propagating throughout our network. This represents approximately 220 routed devices. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Dennis Burgess wrote: I think a good OSPF single area would be around 75 routers. Over that you get quite a bit of traffic. Not

[WISPA] T1 radios needed

2009-11-16 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi all, I have a situation where I need to come up with a couple of links that can do T1 connectivity for a cell phone company. We have tried Moto PTP400 radios with Flanger T1 converters, but they do not work with the cell switches.Does anyone here have a recommendation for links that

[WISPA] Tranzeos Repairs

2009-11-18 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I've spent the last two days going through my left for dead pile of Tranzeo CPQ/5a/SL5/SL2 radios in the shop.Out of 41 radios, I have been able to get 35 of them resurrected, which was very surprising. To be fair, about 6 of them didn't appear to have any problems at all, a firmware

Re: [WISPA] 10MHz, 5MHz - unstable for voice?

2009-11-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
FWIW, I have had oustanding results with 10mhz channels for voice traffic. We are currently moving all of our old 802.11b APs to 10mhz channel ofdm, and the results are great. 2x bandwidth capacity, lower latency and the ability to put up more sectors if needed. Also, VOIP works much

[WISPA] Ligowave 24ghz Backhaul Radio

2009-11-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Just installed a Ligowave 24ghz unlicensed backhaul radio to take the place of a 100meg fiber loop. We are going 2.97 miles with the 2' dishes. -65 signal on both sides and it has tested out at 85meg of capacity in both directions. Very happy with it so far. The software and management

Re: [WISPA] Ligowave 24ghz Backhaul Radio

2009-11-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
the attenuation. On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 12:01 -0700, Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Just installed a Ligowave 24ghz unlicensed backhaul radio to take the place of a 100meg fiber loop. We are going 2.97 miles with the 2' dishes. -65 signal on both sides and it has tested out at 85meg

[WISPA] A Ridiculous Failure of Critical Infrastructure

2009-11-30 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Some kind of combination of failure between Charter and Qwest has left tens of thousands of people in Nebraska without Internet and has disrupted the Internet and phone services for thousands more.Right now, the outage is going on 12 hours and there is no ETA for repair in sight. The

Re: [WISPA] A Ridiculous Failure of Critical Infrastructure

2009-12-01 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
pairs leaving town. Qwest had an outage here about 9 months ago that took two of my competitors completely down for 5 hours... yet we were completely unaffected. :) Travis Microserv Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Some kind of combination of failure between Charter and Qwest has left

Re: [WISPA] A Ridiculous Failure of Critical Infrastructure

2009-12-01 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
to interconnect their networks. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: Matt Larsen - Lists li...@manageisp.com Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:54 AM To: Telecom Regulation the Internet cyberteleco

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-09 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I realize that the request went out to stop this thread. However, health care represents more cost to my business than my Internet backbone, so it has quite a bit of bearing on my ability to do business and I consider this to be a good discussion to have. --- Our current health care system

[WISPA] Crazy Tech Support

2009-12-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Just when I thought I'd seen everything We have a customer who lives in a converted missile silo that has been using our services for a few months. He's an engineer and has been a real pain in the butt at times when he thinks there is a problem with his connection. He has no cable, no

Re: [WISPA] Crazy Tech Support

2009-12-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
:36 -0700, Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Just when I thought I'd seen everything We have a customer who lives in a converted missile silo that has been using our services for a few months. He's an engineer and has been a real pain in the butt at times when he thinks there is a problem

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2009-12-30 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
A Porsche Cayenne could probably handle it, plus do about 140mph. I almost got a used one last spring, but my wife vetoed it. Had a lot of fun on the take it home overnight test drive though. :^) I'm personally going to wait for the BWM X6s to start showing up on the used market. At my

[WISPA] Blackberry email problems

2009-12-30 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
We have some customers complaining that they cannot retrieve their emails from our mail server with their Blackberries. The calls started on Monday, and my tech determined that we had about 2000 connections a week coming from RIM, but on the 26th they stopped completely. No changes were made

[WISPA] OT: Nebraska

2009-12-30 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
...just put a serious beat down on Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. Proud to be a Husker today! Matt Larsen vistabeam.com WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding

2010-01-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Aloha Broadband, a WISP in Hawaii that runs 100% StarOS, was one of the first 18 companies to receive broadband stimulus money. Looks like the total scope of the project was also a lot more reasonable than some of the other ones.

Re: [WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding

2010-01-07 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
: Sorta funny that Hawaii got the first, being the connection between our current president and all... just an observation. Scottie -- Original Message -- From: Matt Larsen - Lists li...@manageisp.com Reply-To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Date

Re: [WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding

2010-01-07 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
: There is a problem with allowing companies being capitalistic? Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. --- Albert Einstein On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Matt Larsen - Lists li

[WISPA] The Story of Medicine Bow and wirelesscowboys.com

2010-01-15 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I recently started a new blog site that will be highlighting the stories of Wireless ISPs around the US, along with equipment reviews, opinion pieces on broadband policy and some occasional rants and raves. The site is called Wireless Cowboys and you can find it at

[WISPA] Story of Medicine Bow (Part II) now online

2010-01-18 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I recently started a new blog site that will be highlighting the stories of Wireless ISPs around the US, along with equipment reviews, opinion pieces on broadband policy and some occasional rants and raves. The site is called Wireless Cowboys and you can find it at

[WISPA] The Story of Medicine Bow Part 3 of 8 now online

2010-01-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
The Story of Medicine Bow Part 3 of 8 is now online at http://www.wirelesscowboys.com/ Matt Larsen vistabeam.com wirelesscowboys.com wispdirectory.com WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

[WISPA] The Story of Medicine Bow - Part 4 now online - Making a Difference with Junk Spectrum

2010-01-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Headed to the Ubiquiti conference in Vegas tomorrow, so I'm putting this one out a little early. This section covers how WISPs use guerilla warfare against telcos/cellcos with unlicensed spectrum. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com wirelesscowboys.com wispdirectory.com

Re: [WISPA] The Story of Medicine Bow - Part 4 now online - Making a Difference with Junk Spectrum

2010-01-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Forgot the URL: http://www.wirelesscowboys.com Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Headed to the Ubiquiti conference in Vegas tomorrow, so I'm putting this one out a little early. This section covers how WISPs use guerilla warfare against telcos/cellcos with unlicensed spectrum. Matt Larsen

[WISPA] Story of Medicine Bow Part 6 of 8 is now online

2010-01-25 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Part 6 of The Story of Medicine Bow is now online at http://www.wirelesscowboys.com/. This segment describes the equipment we decided to use for the deployment and the planning that went into the project. Matt Larsen Vistabeam.com Wirelesscowboys.com Wispdirectory.com

Re: [WISPA] Worthless hardware list from stupid companies willing to sell junk to us.

2009-01-07 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I don't know why Tranzeo has had so many problems with their 2.4ghz CPEs, but there is a pretty well defined history of issues with them. However, I have a couple of their 5ghz APs and about ten of their 900mhz APs, and they have never had any problems. One of my 5ghz APs has 90+ subs on

Re: [WISPA] Typical Sector count

2009-01-08 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
We've been doing 3x120 in 2.4ghz and 5ghz. Using StarOS on the X4000 boards, it is right around $1000 for a three sector setup, and that includes the AP and antennas. Mounting hardware and labor varies according to the type of installation. If it is a rooftop or other structure that

Re: [WISPA] 5.8GHz Backhaul Radio Recommendations

2009-01-09 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I just lent a pair of Bullet5 units to a friend who is planning to replace some old upconverted Alvarion BH units on a 26 mile link with 2' dishes. That should be an interesting test. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Matt wrote: Andrews Antenna P3F-52-NXA 5.8GHz backhaul radio died today

[WISPA] Mac Dearman

2009-01-11 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Our good friend and fellow WISP operator Mac Dearman is in the hospital after suffering chest pains on Saturday. It was determined that he did have a heart attack and he will be undergoing further tests tomorrow at the hospital in Shreveport. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Mac

[WISPA] Looking for used Tranzeo 900 Series radios

2009-01-13 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi there, If you have some of the old Tranzeo 900 series radios that you are no longer using or would like to get rid of, let me know. I have a project I'm working on and I'd like to come up with 5-10 of them. Thanks! Matt Larsen vistabeam.com

Re: [WISPA] 5 gig omni's?

2009-01-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
The TerraWave antenna looks exactly like the PacWireless model. Perhaps it is manufactured in the same place in China, but is sold under a different brand name? Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Tom DeReggi wrote: Good question...We searched for a long time to find good 5.X wide band omnis. Some

Re: [WISPA] UBNT Bullet5 review...

2009-01-21 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Sorry Travis, but you are dead wrong about 802.11 not being able to scale beyond 20 users, especially with 802.11a. I explained how it can be done to you before and I have consulting clients with 10,000 plus users on their 802.11 based networks scaling right up to the same size as any Canopy

Re: [WISPA] UBNT Bullet5 review...

2009-01-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
that is buying radios for $160 each. ;) And, we have Trango AP's that only deliver 5Mbps total with 128 clients and we deliver 4ms latency to every single client. Travis Microserv Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Sorry Travis, but you are dead wrong about 802.11 not being able to scale

Re: [WISPA] UBNT Bullet5 review...

2009-01-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Preparing to launch the Holy War Hand Grenade.:^) On the AF09 wireless, I am just following the terms you gave me as a typical example of 802.11 not scaling. If there is only one access point for 50 users, then yes - cap it at 1Mbps. How much do temporary users need? If they needed

Re: [WISPA] Mapping Effort. If you can't donate $$, donate time

2009-02-05 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hello Brian, Thank you for your efforts to help us with the mapping and taking the time to make sure that all of the WISPs in Michigan have their coverage areas listed on the WirelessMapping map. I would encourage you (if you have another couple of hours to spend) to send me the list of zip

Re: [WISPA] Mapping Effort. If you can't donate $$, donate time

2009-02-05 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
! Matt Larsen mlar...@inventivemedia.net Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Hello Brian, Thank you for your efforts to help us with the mapping and taking the time to make sure that all of the WISPs in Michigan have their coverage areas listed on the WirelessMapping map. I would encourage you (if you

Re: [WISPA] StarOS/Valemount

2009-02-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
From a vendor perspective, Eje is right. StarOS has gone through a lot of weird stages that lead to alienation of their vendors, and ended up settling on a situation where it has a limited number of vendors. From an operators perspective, the software is fantastic. The wireless drivers

Re: [WISPA] StarOS/Valemount

2009-02-08 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Winbox is okay, but it doesn't do much that the StarOS ssh interface doesn't do, and that includes the Torch functionality. The StarOS Beacon functionality has the ability to track all TCP connections, simliar to Torch, so that functionality is there as well. I would probably lean toward

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Don't drink the Mikrotik kool-aid just yet. You should probably give some consideration to StarOS. StarOS has an excellent industry standard mesh routing protocol built in - OLSR - and the popular X4000 platform is very low cost (~$350 or so in a four radio configuration). I tried

[WISPA] WISPA Newspaper Article

2009-02-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Its only the Scottsbluff StarHerald, but this was a nice write-up anyway http://www.starherald.com/articles/2009/02/22/news/local_news/doc49a0d84daaead679125026.txt Matt Larsen vistabeam.com WISPA Wants You!

Re: [WISPA] WISPA Newspaper Article

2009-02-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
help others to gain access to this positive press. Congrats, Scriv On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Matt Larsen - Lists li...@manageisp.com wrote: Its only the Scottsbluff StarHerald, but this was a nice write-up anyway http://www.starherald.com/articles/2009/02/22/news/local_news

Re: [WISPA] Knowing when to stop doing installs yourself, they are for the young

2009-03-05 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
One of my phone techs thought that he could go out and do local service calls when the phones weren't busy. This guy is pretty big - probably about 350 or so at the time and not the most nimble person in the world. He stopped by the customer's house and went to look at his router, which was

Re: [WISPA] OFFLIST Re: radio mobile

2009-03-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Wasn't Blett Grass involved in this thread somehow? (trying to bypass the universal mailling list spam filter with my misspelling :^) Larsen Bob Moldashel wrote: Too many witnesses I wonder what ever happened to Mr. Farber.. -B- Rick Harnish wrote: I remember that too!

Re: [WISPA] speaking of ARIN (form 477 comments)

2009-03-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I have decided that the FCC will get my Form 477 when I get around to it. I'm not dropping everything in a mad scramble to fill out the information. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Dylan Bouterse wrote: I had the same problem! How can they have some of the error checking they have, and not

Re: [WISPA] OT: Hot Spot boxes

2009-03-26 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Mark Nash wrote: Has anyone used the hotspot features in StarOS? Mark Nash UnwiredWest 78 Centennial Loop Suite E Eugene, OR 97401 541-998- 541-998-5599 fax http://www.unwiredwest.com - Original Message - From: Scott Carullo sc...@brevardwireless.com To:

Re: [WISPA] 4.9 Full Duplex

2009-03-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
StarOS will do 4.9ghz FD no problem. The X4000 and X2000 units can both do this. They are FCC approved, although someone would probably argue that they may not be approved with all of the 4.9ghz antennas. I know it works, and we use it combined with Tranzeo 4.9 CPE radios for our local city

Re: [WISPA] Using Tranzeo as CPE for rural community

2009-04-01 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
A few responses here: 1) You don't have to use Tranzeo APs with Tranzeo CPEs.The new Tranzeo APs (EN-500 series) does have a lot more management features than the older Tranzeo units (TR-6000, TR-5a). You can also use StarOS or Mikrotik APs and have all the centralized management and

Re: [WISPA] Resurrect old Microwave paths back to cheaper bandwidth?

2009-04-02 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I've got gear on several of these towers in my area.Most are built like a brick sh**house. American Tower wanted to do an engineering study before they would let us put equipment on one of these, and I just laughed. You could drive a pickup up the side of the tower - I'm pretty sure

[WISPA] Bad Geocoding Data

2009-04-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
This article in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-geocoding-errors5-2009apr05,0,5966285.story This documents the reasoning for why I have not completed my Form 477 data yet. Nearly 40% of my customer base will have to be re-coded for the Form 47 because the geocoding

Re: [WISPA] High Throughput Licensed vs. Unlicensed

2009-04-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Jeff, I think you have made a fine point. I realized about a year ago that with the cost of licensed links coming down, there wasn't a lot of reason to look at the high-end UL radios anymore.When a StarOS or MT setup will deliver 30-50meg of FD throughput at a very low cost, the next

Re: [WISPA] tranzeo 900mhz ?

2009-04-17 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Unfortunately, that will not work. I have been trying to get Tranzeos to work with StarOS (and Mikrotik) for a while and have not been able to make it happen. I have even taken the Tranzeos apart and put the cards into the other radios and did not get it to work. I did take the cards out

Re: [WISPA] After hour call handling?

2009-04-17 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
These guys have been outstanding for us: http://kitsupport.com/ We forward our tech support calls to them between 5pm-8am and they have done a great job. All calls that they receive come back into our Freeside system as a work ticket with all the details on the calls they have taken and our

Re: [WISPA] tranzeo 900mhz ?

2009-04-17 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
www.wavelinc.com -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Matt Larsen - Lists Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 10:35 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] tranzeo 900mhz ? Unfortunately, that will not work. I have

[WISPA] Looking for P-COM DS3 radios

2009-04-22 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hello, I just got access to a few towers that had working 18ghz and 23ghz P-Com links on them at a point in the nearby past. I have the dishes that were used for these links as well, but the Pcom radios were 4 and 8 T1 models. My understanding is that I can re-use the dishes with DS3 or

[WISPA] Response to the FCC Regarding Form 477

2009-05-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I thought I would share this email that I just sent to the FCC regarding the Form 477 report. I am late filing this report because we don't have accurate data and thought that my reasons why were worth sharing with my colleagues. I support what the FCC is trying to do with Form477, but was not

Re: [WISPA] Response to the FCC Regarding Form 477

2009-05-06 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
T-Mobile -Original Message- From: Matt Larsen - Lists li...@manageisp.com Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 10:49:41 To: WISPA General Listwireless@wispa.org; w...@part-15.org; Motorola Canopy User Groupmotor...@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Response to the FCC Regarding Form 477 I thought I

Re: [WISPA] Hidden Node symptoms, and best practice with RTS/CTS solution?

2009-05-11 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Routing will help considerably, and also coming with reasonable bandwidth control plans for all of the customers, enforced at the AP. I can get 40-50 people on an 802.11b AP with mostly 384k and 640k bandwidth packages.These are also bursted, and half speed on the upload, so on a

[WISPA] weHAVEbroadband.com

2009-05-13 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I got tired of seeing this weneedbroadband.com website coming up over and over on Twitter and in press releases, especially since so many of the places on their map already have access to WISPs. So I registered http://www.wehavebroadband.com/ and pointed it to the WISP Directory. Tell your

Re: [WISPA] Cell phone with wifi?

2009-05-26 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I bought my E71 unlocked and it is an awesome phone. It even went through a complete washer/dryer cycle with my laundry and came out just fine (after it dried out for a few hours). I have mine setup with my office Asterisk server so that it will try my SIP extension first, then the cell

[WISPA] Crazy Weather

2009-06-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Storm #2 rolling in today We've already had three tornado warnings and at least one on the ground within three miles of my house. Amazingly enough - nothing is down other than one site that had a brief power outage. New 9 mile 19ghz link on 2' dishes faded from -48 to -70 for a while and

[WISPA] Lightning 1, Bullet 0

2009-07-23 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
For your vicarious enjoyment of nature vs. Ubiquiti products http://www.thelar.com/gallery2/v/Wireless/Miscellaneous/ Won't be doing an RMA on this unit. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com WISPA Wants You! Join

[WISPA] We've got Cash for Clunkers - how about Dollars for Dialup

2009-08-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
My suggestion for Phase II of the Broadband Stimulus Program: http://tinyurl.com/kmd4hn Other potential program titles: Money for Modems? Bucks for Broadband? Wampum for Wireless? Any other ideas? Matt Larsen vistabeam.com

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Martha Huizenga wrote: Hi, I thought there was a way to get Census Tract info in batch, but the web site I thought I used last time gives me Lat and Long. Can anyone suggest a free site? Thanks! Martha I don't know of any free sites that will do a batch of addresses, some out

Re: [WISPA] Way to get Census Tract info for address in batch

2009-08-24 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Had something to do with downloading the shape files from the census site, then using a positioning gadget in Postgres, or something like that, to determine which tract the point was in. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Jon Auer wrote: Do you know what he is using to do the census tract lookup? On

Re: [WISPA] solar site

2009-08-25 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Here is the setup that we recently did for a combination solar/wind powered site. This is a StarOS site, X4000 board with four Mikrotik R52H cards in it. One is 5ghz backhaul, two are for APs and the third card is a spare. 2 60 watt solar panels solar charge controller air-x wind

Re: [WISPA] solar site

2009-08-26 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Here is the graph straight from the charge monitor for our solar panels, to give you an idea what the charging pattern looks like. This is for a pair of 60w panels. http://www.thelar.com/gallery2/v/Wireless/Hogback/graph_image1.png.html Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Christopher Erickson wrote:

[WISPA] Weird Request: Looking for the old YDI 180degree H-pol sectors

2009-08-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I have a couple of sites that I need to sectorize and am looking for a couple of 180degree H-pol 2.4ghz sectors.I have a bunch of the old YDI 180degree sector antennas that have been far better than any others that I have used (great f/b ratio and 14db gain), but I'm pretty sure that they

[WISPA] NAT Limits on StarOS/Mikrotik

2009-09-28 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hello all, We've been doing some troubleshooting of some occasional issues with NATed customers and started to wonder if we have reached the limits of what we can do with a single NAT server. Right now, I have one NAT server that has two Internet backbone connections coming into it. This

Re: [WISPA] To G or not to G :-)

2009-10-03 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
We are in the process of replacing all of our old 802.11b gear with 802.11g AP/CPE running on 10mhz channels.802.11g on 10mhz channels is a great solution, as it takes up less spectrum, has more interference resistance and delivers about 2x the speeds of standard 802.11b.In my

Re: [WISPA] 4.9GHz gear

2006-04-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Tranzeo. Probably the cheapest of the lot and equivalent to the best stuff. Same as the 5a series, but with different firmware. Matt Larsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] Butch Evans wrote: On Mon, 10 Apr 2006, Jason Hensley wrote: Anyone have some pricing on this gear? I have a possible deployment

Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-11 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
As a former Canopy user, I would like to point out a couple of issues not mentioned here. 1) Canopy is limited to vertical polarity in PTMP deployments. Trango and many other systems can be deployed in horizontal polarity, pretty much avoiding any Canopy in the area. 2) Canopy systems

[WISPA] [Fwd: [DDN] Net Neutrality and AOL ...It Begins]

2006-04-18 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I was able to go to the Freedom to Connect conference earlier this month on behalf of WISPA. Net neutrality was one of the hot topics of the conference, but there was a lot of disagreement on how it should (or should not) be controlled. This email about the subject provides a decent

Re: [WISPA] do you use tranzeo?

2006-04-18 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
I've deployed 1500+ Tranzeos over the last four years. Matt Larsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] Jeffrey Thomas wrote: I am trying to find out how many folks out there use low cost CPE like tranzeo. please hit me off list if you do. Best, Jeff --WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Save the Internet (Net Neutrality)

2006-05-04 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
After attending the Freedom to Connect conference, I was able to get a very up close and personal look at the people who are strongly supporting the Net Neutrality concepts. I believe that the intention is to keep the status quo of the Internet, and make sure that we will all be able to get

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-09 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
We just raised our install prices from $150 to $250 for each install. People who pay for six months in advance get a free month and $50 off of the install. Gas prices are part of it, but it was a combination of higher leasing rates (due to increasing interest rates), increase in the price of

[WISPA] Roaming with VPN, any ideas?

2006-05-10 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi all, I have consulting client that has an issue I have not been able to figure out, so I'm going to the lists for assistance. They have a law enforcement customer that has wifi cards and laptops in their patrol cards and wants to be able to roam from access point to access point while

Re: [WISPA] This is HUGE!

2006-05-30 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Trying to price service like that in my market would result in an ARPU of $0. Been there, done that with the licensed LMDS players that bought my first ISP. They laughed at our 802.11 radios as baby monitors. The LMDS equipment is long gone, and unlicensed wireless broadband is now the

[WISPA] WCA Anyone?

2006-06-13 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Hi all, I'm going to WCA in Washington DC later this month. Anyone else going? Matt Larsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

[WISPA] Wyoming locations that need service

2006-06-13 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
Shot in the dark, but if there are any providers out there that can hit these places, I am a customer for you Alcova 22495 W US Hwy 220Alcova WY82620 Bairoil503 Antelope DrBairoil WY82322 Beulah 5930 Old Hwy 14Beulah WY82712 Bondurant

Re: [WISPA] Wyoming locations that need service

2006-06-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
are on isp-wireless list. I have no idea about Wyoming geography. pd Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Shot in the dark, but if there are any providers out there that can hit these places, I am a customer for you Alcova 22495 W US Hwy 220Alcova WY82620 Bairoil503 Antelope Dr

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

2006-06-19 Thread Matt Larsen - Lists
One way to cherry pick on VOIP is to specialize in the phone systems and make sure that they keep at least one POTS line. Then, even with a dead internet connection, they will still have (albeit limited) capabilitity to get out and receive phone calls, and also to handle 911. I recently

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