Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction

2008-08-05 Thread RickG
notice. -- Victoria Proffer CEO St. Louis Broadband Visit us @ www.StLBroadband.com 314-974-5600 At first, I thought this was a good idea but then I thought what is the word gets out? Cool! Free internet from Victoria for turning up the power on the 900 band! -RickG

Re: [WISPA] new site install pictures

2008-08-12 Thread RickG
Really nice work Kurt! I need you to come down to Kentucky and do that for me on a few tower! -RickG On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey guys I just got some pictures uploaded of one of my AP sites if you want to check it out. Hopefully someone

[WISPA] coax cables

2008-08-12 Thread RickG
I'm running coax down my tower and came across and RG8/U. Can this be used on 5GHz? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

[WISPA] coax cables - RG8/U

2008-08-12 Thread RickG
recommend? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe

Re: [WISPA] coax cables - RG8/U

2008-08-12 Thread RickG
I thought so. Thats why I asked. So, LMR400 or 600? -RickG On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Blake Bowers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: RG8 is totally wrong. Don't take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them down here! Be an organ donor, sign your donor card today. - Original

Re: [WISPA] coax cables - RG8/U

2008-08-13 Thread RickG
Kurt, I just saw the pics. BEAUTIFUL! Exactly what I am talking about. As always, great tips from all. Thanks! -RickG On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hold on, I am heading out the door right now the the camera I'm gonna get some pics of another tower I

Re: [WISPA] He knows what we don't... ???

2008-08-13 Thread RickG
I thought 3650 was blocked in Florida? -RickG On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Jack Unger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you believe they mean true Wi-MAX then do you believe it's licensed Wi-MAX or licensed-lite Wi-MAX in 3650? Charles Wyble wrote: Jack Unger wrote: Here's a guy who

Re: [WISPA] Connect Ohio Program? anyone heard of this

2008-08-13 Thread RickG
I've met with the ConnectKentucky guys a few times. In fact, a few of them are my customers. Like all government programs any results are few and far between. -RickG On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If I know Chip his name's not rining a bell right now

Re: [WISPA] He knows what we don't... ???

2008-08-13 Thread RickG
Yes, excluded. I had a WISP in West Palm that I just sold but I had noted previously it was excluded from 3650 (not the reason I sold it). At any rate, I try to assist the new owners so any info is good to know. -RickG On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:28 PM, Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [WISPA] Fixing dead CPE

2008-08-18 Thread RickG
I've hear some are repairing themselves by putting in their alternative boards? I'd like to hear what works best. -RickG On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I gave them a ring. They are net doing Tranzeo. Any others out there? Jim Patient wrote

Re: [WISPA] CPE radios

2008-08-20 Thread RickG
from Prime Electronics which I get for $2.99! --- http://www.primelec.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/2452565/vpcsid/0/SFV/31734 I hope someone can help with your issues. -RickG On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Hi All, I really like my Tranzeo CPQ

Re: [WISPA] Running Fiber

2008-08-20 Thread RickG
LOL, kinda like their commericals - they have crowds of hundreds of people everywhere. It's the network! -RickG On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 8:54 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When Verizon FiOS was put into my neighborhood, they just used labor. They had 30 or so people on our street for a week

Re: [WISPA] CPE radios

2008-08-21 Thread RickG
Only when they break. For me, they only seem to fail after lighting strikes. -RickG On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: You replace all of the power supplies right off the bat? OR only when they break. I understand about the lightning. But it's funny

Re: [WISPA] IP3 for visitor based networks

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
I love my IP3. I also like this --- http://www.valuepointnet.com/products/controllers/index.html -RickG On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Rogelio, From our evaluation and number of years back, The IP3 didn't do anything that we weren't already doing

[WISPA] DSL Tariffed

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
I'm losing a business customer to DSL. They offered them a price much below what they advertise (6Mbps for $49). My question is: Is DSL a tariffed service and have to sell at their advertised rates? -RickG WISPA

[WISPA] frequency converters

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
Whats the downside to using frequency converters? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List

Re: [WISPA] DSL Tariffed

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
basically gave your business away to the RBOCS. Frank Muto www.SecureEmailPlus.com - Original Message - From: RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 10:11 PM Subject: [WISPA] DSL Tariffed I'm losing a business

Re: [WISPA] frequency converters

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
Mike, Have you tried them? Anyone? -RickG On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Noise? -- Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] DSL Tariffed

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
they cant deliver their brainwashed customers stick with the LEC's. I'm not saying this is always the case but it is prevalent. Meanwhile, I'm stuck paying $600/month/T1 and get treated like dirt. At any rate, there are some that understand the values you mention. Thanks for your input! -RickG On Wed

Re: [WISPA] frequency converters

2008-09-09 Thread RickG
I always appreciate your input, have you tried them? I'd love to hear from someone that has and their experience. -RickG On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm not sure there is any significant disadvantage. Other than the obvious, such as another point

Re: [WISPA] frequency converters

2008-09-10 Thread RickG
I want to convert 2.4GHz to 5.8GHz for exactly that reason: to have the radio at the bottom and the antennas at the top. Good comments from all (as always). Thanks! -RickG On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:28 AM, George Rogato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have some RF KLInx 2.4 to 900MHz frequency

Re: [WISPA] Thieves Steal Tower

2008-09-10 Thread RickG
Yours take 30 seconds. I swear I've got one guy who calls 30 seconds before :) -RickG On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: All the more reason to make sure that you have a wisp on your unused tower! Customers would have called us within 30 seconds

Re: [WISPA] Thieves Steal Tower

2008-09-10 Thread RickG
Too bad you couldnt do something like this: http://www.24x7updates.com/FullStory-News-Remote_control_rifle_range_debuts-ID-32685.html -R On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Patrick Shoemaker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wow. On a similar note:

Re: [WISPA] 2.4 cards for MT AP

2008-09-12 Thread RickG
Whats the best card for WRAP's? -RickG On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Brian Rohrbacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Apparently they have been hard to find for the last few months, but I have heard pretty good things about them. I found someone with ten left and took them all. So, we'll see how

Re: [WISPA] 2.4 cards for MT AP

2008-09-12 Thread RickG
StarOS V2. On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What software you running? RickG wrote: Whats the best card for WRAP's? -RickG On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Brian Rohrbacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Apparently they have been hard to find

Re: [WISPA] OT: Ping times.

2008-09-17 Thread RickG
I've got the same issues here. I'm lokking for more bandwidth. -RickG On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Scottie Arnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am not sure Matt. They manage the router so I have to rely on what they tell me. They claim they are bonded and balanced, but howI don't know

[WISPA] New Salisbury, Indiana

2008-09-17 Thread RickG
I have a great commercial customer who needs service in New Salisbury Indiana. -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

[WISPA] Tranzeo TR-5800

2008-09-17 Thread RickG
I have acquired one Tranzeo TR-5800. Does anyone have a match? If so, I'd buy it or sell them this one? Feel free to contact me off list. Thanks! -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] routers

2008-09-21 Thread RickG
. -RickG On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Charles Wyble [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: www.routerboard.com might have some useful items. Travis Johnson wrote: Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation on an Ethernet router (two ports or more) that is somewhere in between a $50 Linksys and a $500 Cisco ASA

Re: [WISPA] routers

2008-09-22 Thread RickG
produced firmware. On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:54 PM, RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Consumer routers are going to be the death of me. I've tried almost all of them. Every year the off the shelf retailers take turn providing the better unit, or worst unit depending on how you look

Re: [WISPA] routers

2008-09-22 Thread RickG
Ruckus media flex are over $100. On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Jeromie Reeves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Whats not under $100? On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:34 PM, RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice try but I said under $100 :) On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 11:51 PM, CHUCK PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] routers

2008-09-22 Thread RickG
is reset. Maybe the craptastic power out here is helping network stability with forced power cycling =-) On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:35 PM, RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thats the first thing I do, update the firmware. Sometime it helps but usually not. The darn things just are flaky! On Mon, Sep

Re: [WISPA] Bad radio?

2008-09-28 Thread RickG
It would be interesting to switch the freqs around and see what happens. It's probably a bad radio or cable though. -RickG On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does this seem like the radio isn't loud enough? I setup the test CPE on the TV tower at my house

Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!

2008-10-09 Thread RickG
Tacking a fee on my telephone bill is a form of taxation. -RickG On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Chuck McCown [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The current USF audits by USAC are turning up collusion between school districts (the principle is the brother of the local ISP) and provider of goods

Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!

2008-10-09 Thread RickG
I'll stand up for Marlon here: He is a veteran WISP'er and I have never seen him post babble let alone mindless. I worked for a phone company - it is a racket. -RickG On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Blake Bowers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chucks business knowledge has proven to be right on so far

Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!

2008-10-09 Thread RickG
to support the system is was designed for. Am I really off base here? -RickG On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Chuck McCown [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Use magic jack, ham radio, smoke signals, skype or the post office. Your telephone bill comes from a commercial enterprise. You do not have to participate

Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!

2008-10-09 Thread RickG
dollars. With that said, the American tax payer has paid for the network and continues to pay, correct? -RickG On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Chuck McCown [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The phone system was not developed by tax dollars. It was developed by guys like Art Brothers who hand built miles

Re: [WISPA] referral programs

2008-10-12 Thread RickG
dollars to the charity of your choice. Just my .02 :) -RickG On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I'd like to hear about any referral programs that anyone has implemented that seem to be working well. I heard about one a few months ago that I thought

Re: [WISPA] referral programs

2008-10-13 Thread RickG
everything. Especially if you create a MLM system like you were talking about although I'm sure there is software for that. -RickG On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick, It probably was me that said never give anything away for free... because

Re: [WISPA] [Tranzeo] New Update - Tranzeo/Mtik disconnect issueOct7th, 2008

2008-10-13 Thread RickG
Great post Tom! As I mentioned earlier, we used to give $20. A study by my marketing person showed 90% of our new installs were referrals. The interesting part was when asked, the referrer said they would've provided the referral whether or not the $20 was offered. -RickG On Mon, Oct 13, 2008

Re: [WISPA] NOGO's

2008-10-13 Thread RickG
About 35%. You cant get them all. What do you think an acceptable number would be? -RickG On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:30 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Along a different line... What is everyone's percentage on NOGO's (that's what we call people we try to install and can't get

Re: [WISPA] NOGO's

2008-10-13 Thread RickG
Wow Chuck! You've got it covered! How may square miles dor you service? -RickG On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1% or less - Original Message - From: Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday

Re: [WISPA] NOC

2008-10-22 Thread RickG
Not bad but the CRT's are not impressive. I figure there should be LCD's in their place. -RickG On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's a NOC... http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/images/media/photos/73764g2_hires.jpg -- Mike Hammett

Re: [WISPA] Dual Power Supply, how to?

2008-10-23 Thread RickG
Why not use two power supplies, one on the dc jack and the other on the poe connection? -RickG On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Gino Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello all Im looking for a way to add redundant power to my mikrotik routers at the towers, The routers have a DC jack, so

Re: [WISPA] NOC

2008-10-23 Thread RickG
That explains it :) On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Scott Lambert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 08:35:21PM -0400, RickG wrote: On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's a NOC... http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/images/media

Re: [WISPA] Dual Power Supply, how to?

2008-10-24 Thread RickG
Nope, I already tested it. -RickG On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 1:08 AM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am no electrician by any means but I think using both the DC jack and PoE, technically speaking, would freak the board's power supply out. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-01 Thread RickG
Kurt, I tell them that they need to consider a higher rate package with dedicated bandwidth rather than shared bandwidth. -RickG On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone else here have customer/s that consume so much bandwidth that you have

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
Yes. -RickG On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick, When you reference Trango are you referring to the Access 5800 series? On 11/1/08, RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I agree with Tom. I tried Canopy but didnt like this aspect of it. So, I continued

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
as download speed? What are you paying for your upstream connection? What type of upstream connection do you have? I'd like to be there and I keep hoping cheap bandwidth comes my way. When you are paying $150/meg for download and $400/meg for upload, the business model is tough. -RickG BTW: I'd take

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
down. Thanks! -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick, Yes, all of our packages are symmetrical speeds (same download and upload). So if they buy our 512k package, they get 512k down x 512k up all the time. They are not dedicated connections

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
I agree but I didnt select the speed and price plans, I bought the company with these already in place. BUT everyone is complaining that 3Mbps isnt enough and I'm not keeping up! All they see is cable DSL commercials selling 10Mbps and 6Mbps respectively. Egads!!! -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008

Re: [WISPA] WiMax (was heavy usage customers)

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
I've seen your website with the comparisons. Very nice. So, have you been able to test their WiMax yet? -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have Qwest DSL, CableOne, another WISP (doing up to 4meg for $29.95 with Canopy), and a licensed WiMax (2.5ghz

Re: [WISPA] heavy usage customers

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
Interesting subject - quality of service. I give 10 times better service than the cable and phone companys but this buys me nothing. People will leave you for as little as $5/month or a lousy $50 gift card. It kills me! -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] WiMax (was heavy usage customers)

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
Disregard - I just sqw your other posts :) On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 10:20 PM, RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've seen your website with the comparisons. Very nice. So, have you been able to test their WiMax yet? -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I

Re: [WISPA] canopy speed

2008-11-02 Thread RickG
Is that speed test on net or off net? -RickG On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When a customer here gets installed we always do a speed test to show they're getting the connection they pay for as the tech leaves. They always get their peak every speed test

Re: [WISPA] p2p blocking, throttling, mikrotik

2008-11-04 Thread RickG
IMO, the best thing I've done to my network is switch to a Mikrotik firewall and prioritize traffic. I friend of mine offered a sample script whcih I have attached. Obviously, you need to tweak it to fit your needs. -RickG On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:24 AM, RC [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When I try

[WISPA] cancelled customer email

2008-11-05 Thread RickG
reaction is to tell him to take a flying leap. After some thought, I want to be reasonable. I've thought about telling him he can do so with a low end plan. We dont sell email accounts. How do you handle this? -RickG

[WISPA] informing customers of internal issues

2008-11-05 Thread RickG
network changes on my forums. I've got several issues with that. What do you guys do? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] cancelled customer email

2008-11-05 Thread RickG
. Thanks! -RickG On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We have a $25 per year email only option. They can keep their email address forever for all I care. AND, this makes it all that much easier for them to come back to use someday. marlon - Original

Re: [WISPA] cancelled customer email

2008-11-06 Thread RickG
We do that as well. -RickG On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:00 AM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As a rule, we give leaving residentials 30 days on their email. We often get them back within that time. RickG wrote: OK guys. I've never had this happen before so I'm not usre what to do. I've

Re: [WISPA] cancelled customer email

2008-11-06 Thread RickG
As a follow up. I have decided to charge him $5/month per email as long as it is prepaid for the length of time he wants to keep it. Thanks to all for your suggestions. It was very helpful! -RickG On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 12:53 AM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Personally without

Re: [WISPA] Stand offs for a water tower question...

2008-11-08 Thread RickG
I remember a while back somebody showed a very nice design of a collar that went around the hatch neck. -RickG On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 12:01 PM, St. Louis Broadband [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have two water towers that will need 4 to 5 antenna mounts. The water towers are both the same

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-12 Thread RickG
When I was involved with BPL (back then known as PLC), all I ever heard was HAM radio interference. -RickG On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Jeff Broadwick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/081112/tec_broadband_over_power_lines.html?.v=6 Jeff Broadwick Sales Manager, ImageStream

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-13 Thread RickG
Now, now, now. I had a blast with the BPL projects. There is no feeling like simply adding a piece of equipment to an electric substation and instantly lighting up a neighborhood with broadband. -RickG On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: yeah, BPL is no good

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-13 Thread RickG
That would work behind the same distribution panel but to get a subdivision you need access to the substation and equipment made to go through transformers. That would also require cooperation with the local electric provider. My favorite product was http://powerline-plc.com/ -RickG On Thu, Nov

[WISPA] Nanostation5

2008-11-13 Thread RickG
I've enjoyed the Nanostation2's so much, I decided to try out a 5GHz unit. For some reason, It wont connect to my WRAP running StarOS with a CM9 card. Any ideas? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-14 Thread RickG
Wireless has it's obvious advantages but if you go the BPL route you can use the Motorola product. Just be sure your not going through mroe than one distribution panel. To be honest, depending on the wiring, you may be able to get through a couple of panels. -RickG On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 10:09

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-14 Thread RickG
by nature and they didnt like the heat coming from the ARRL over interference issues, which btw were not real. Note: Both low and medium voltage products were called PLC until 2003 when the FCC finalized the the acronymn BPL. -RickG On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-15 Thread RickG
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 companies saw huge benefits for internal use but the real reason it did not move forward was because electric companies are conservative

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-15 Thread RickG
on a smaller scale such as a motel. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How about BPL to transport data to the ap's? marlon - Original Message - From: Brian Rohrbacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-15 Thread RickG
up is here in the states. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BPL on HV was and is a stupid idea. HV infrastructure was not built with the idea of being a transmission line for RF. To get any kind if speed you have to use lots of power, even

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-15 Thread RickG
Chuck, It's as though you didnt read my post! BPL works - with acceptable interference - I saw it with my own eyes along with dozens of skeptical ham operators. Theory does not matter, those issues are conquered. Seeing is believing. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Chuck McCown - 3

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-16 Thread RickG
What brands did you test? Mainnet's worked as promised for us. No, it was not 500Mbps but 20+ is very cool. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:10 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I read your post, I was also involved in the testing. They didn't hit their throughput nor did

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-16 Thread RickG
Everything has it's place. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Jonathan Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chuck is right on the spot. RF is very demanding both in transmission lines and radiators. We all know how much discipline we need to invoke when deploying successful RF links. RF

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-16 Thread RickG
and will be a viable bandwidth source in the future. -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What do you call BPL? HV or MV or LV? LV works. I don't call that BPL. It isn't a method to magically distribute broadband to a city. It is only a way to use

Re: [WISPA] tower demolition video

2008-11-16 Thread RickG
Gotta love you tube! I liked how this one went down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRGkofsxWg4 -RickG On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:01 PM, jp [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We had an old 95' rohn25 tower (probably 100' with 5' in the ground) that is 50+ years old and we took it down. It came

Re: [WISPA] IBM backs BPL

2008-11-17 Thread RickG
? Because they didnt jumper around the transformer. Jumping from MV to LV is a huge safety concern for them. -RickG On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BPL works... But sure it doesn;t work to its expectations. Sure you have to repeat it, bypassing transformers

Re: [WISPA] NetFlix Streaming Bandwidth Information

2008-11-25 Thread RickG
like that from Netflix, etc. - oops, wake me back up! -RickG On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We have always had a per bit plan in place. Our speeds are as high as 10 meg on wireless and 100 on fiber. Yet our average user is down at 3 megs. Well

Re: [WISPA] WiMax delays?

2008-11-25 Thread RickG
release? -RickG On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:51 AM, Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: trango and have now given up on a successor to the product line. Allthough that is true... Its also important to note Even today, with the other newer more updated options out there When I have a choice

Re: [WISPA] WiMax delays?

2008-11-26 Thread RickG
You get a break if you sign up with Trango as an ISP. I have to admit, I like Mikrotik for residential but am leery to use it for business customers. -RickG On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 2:08 AM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Truck roll: $50 MikroTik CPE: $200 Trango SU: $786 (as of Nov 26

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth and costs...

2008-11-30 Thread RickG
I've got the same issues here. I'm getting rid of my expensive T1's and bringing in bandwidth from 30 miles away. If the usages keeps growing, I'll employ one of the options you mention below. -RickG On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Blair Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With the things

Re: [WISPA] Client Speeds

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
Travis, Do you lease or rent the CPE to you customers? -RickG On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Honestly, the fastest way to grow is to lease your CPE. Then the install fee covers your cost on every install, and you aren't upside down on every new

Re: [WISPA] Article

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
the unlimited use policy fiasco. So, I always try to educate my users but they percieve this as my issue and that my service is inferiro with cable or dsl. Of course, thats what feeds the marketing hype with the speed in the first place. So, what to do? -RickG On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Jack Unger [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Xbox 360 issues

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
My Radio shack has these fans on clearance ($12) now for some reason. I bought one for my wife's Christmas present (XBox). Shhh, dont tell her :) -RickG On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:48 AM, jeremyd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Maybe it's the placement of the device or just plain bad luck. I know

Re: [WISPA] Xbox 360 issues

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
I understand the warranty was only 90 days but they have extended it to 1 year now. Of course, my luck it would fail after 366 days! -RickG On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Josh Luthman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The warranty typically replaces the rrod boxes from what I hear. On 12/4/08

Re: [WISPA] Client Speeds

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
allowed me to grow while getting an immeadiate expense deduction on the new equipment to write off on my new revenue. Where am I going wrong? -RickG On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The CPE is our property and it is just part of the monthly service. We don't

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth Shaping (WAS Article)

2008-12-04 Thread RickG
to make the same mistake my predecessor made - offer plans with speeds that max out my capacity. -RickG On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Steve Barnes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick, (everyone) So from that statement it appears that you are not using any bandwidth limiting ore shaping at your AP

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [Motorola II] 60% Canopy

2008-12-06 Thread RickG
I like the survey idea to pole for other questions. Has anyone done this before? -RickG On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 8:27 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A statistically significant sample is defined as a population over 30. For an off the cuff sample it isn't bad at all

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [Motorola II] 60% Canopy

2008-12-07 Thread RickG
annually. -RickG On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Chuck McCown - 3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyone can make a surveymonkey survey for free. Just go to the site and create one. I have participated in several before but this is the first one I made. I would have done it a little different if I

Re: [WISPA] Article

2008-12-07 Thread RickG
286? When did you upgrade from your 8088? :) On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Shoot, I've given up on some threads for the most part. I just pop on once in a while. As for 486, when did those come out? I need to get me one of them. I'll bet they

Re: [WISPA] Article

2008-12-07 Thread RickG
Message - From: RickG [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 8:05 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Article 286? When did you upgrade from your 8088? :) On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Shoot, I've

Re: [WISPA] Do you provide backup services?

2008-12-07 Thread RickG
Which handybackup do you use? Google comes up with several. -RickG On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Marlon K. Schafer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We do it. Handybackup has been a nice little program. What I'm stuck on is how to get ahold of a cheap enough solution for massive amounts of storage

Re: [WISPA] Article

2008-12-07 Thread RickG
than a machine running email and quickbooks should take. (I'll never do another one of those laptop based small Dell POS machines!!! Came in with a bad board on it, now they have to send out another tech to fix broken stuff. junk) laters, marlon - Original Message - From: RickG

Re: [WISPA] processor and computers, what's good these days? was -- Re: Article

2008-12-08 Thread RickG
Ditto! -RickG On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Mike Hammett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I build my own machines with mainly AMD processors (there's nothing wrong with them, they just haven't been as fast as Intel for a round or two. AMD processors are less expensive and use a lot less power

Re: [WISPA] Where is JAB when we need them

2008-12-08 Thread RickG
. I'm considering switching to Mikrotik for AP's and Ubiquiti for CPE. Either way, the lower costs of equipment has kept my budget in the black and I chased my competition out of the county. -RickG On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Doug Ratcliffe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Big question is though, the guys

[WISPA] RIP

2008-12-18 Thread RickG
Anyone using RIP? Thoughts? -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] RIP

2008-12-19 Thread RickG
slower. -RickG On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:49 AM, Butch Evans but...@butchevans.com wrote: On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 00:13 -0500, RickG wrote: Anyone using RIP? Thoughts? If you wish to build a NEW dynamic routing based network, use OSPF if you can. If you are integrating a legacy network

[WISPA] Need service on Ocala Florida

2008-12-20 Thread RickG
Need service on Ocala Florida - offlist -RickG WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless

Re: [WISPA] tranzeo's web site?

2008-12-21 Thread RickG
I just want them to make a reset button! -RickG On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com wrote: Glad it's not just me! grin Nothing particular right now. I was just checking for any new versions. Well, I guess I would sure like a fix for the Tranzeo/MT

Re: [WISPA] signal measurement

2008-12-29 Thread RickG
Add the l fir html on the end of that link: http://www.praxsym.com/t-meter.html How much do these run? -RickG On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 6:09 PM, lakel...@gbcx.net wrote: Travis, We have these: www.praxsym.com/t-meter.htm Bob Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message

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