[WISPA] Mikrotik consultant/help

2009-10-25 Thread os10rules
I want to run RouterOS on an x86 machine between a satellite internet connection and a small wireless network (about 20 users) so that I can give one group of users more bandwidth and another group of users less bandwidth. It's also important that the bandwidth usage within a group be

[WISPA] Where can I buy a MT RouterOS level 4 license for x86 (now!)

2009-10-26 Thread os10rules
My 24 hours is expiring and I don't want to pull this unit down. Mikrotik's site wants me to authorize my credit card, a process I've begun but my credit card company won't post the transaction for a few days. Can anyone sell me a level 4 license for an x86 machine now? Thanks! Greg

Re: [WISPA] Long 5Ghz link over water

2009-10-28 Thread os10rules
Is going to circular polarization an option? Greg On Oct 28, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Jeremy Parr wrote: I have a 23 mile link completely over water that I cannot get stable. One end is approx 200ft AGL, 220ft ASL, the other end is 50' AGL, 90' ASL. Antennas are V-Pol 29dbi grids, radios are R5H

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

2009-10-28 Thread os10rules
I see the same issue. I'm on a satellite internet connection shared with about 10 people. The satellite carrier does their own NAT and we all appear as the same IP to the internet. The only fix for me is to turn on my VPN. It's not a NAT-failure or NAT mis-configuration issue, but it most

Re: [WISPA] Fault tolerant tower deployment

2009-10-29 Thread os10rules
Some remote control devices I've been looking at for remote controlling our generator: http://www.controlbyweb.com/webrelay-quad/ (this one comes in a commercial model that accepts 9-28vdc power) Greg On Oct 29, 2009, at 10:50 PM, Chuck Profito wrote: Or do it your way and add this to

Re: [WISPA] Fault tolerant tower deployment

2009-10-29 Thread os10rules
Yeah but it goes to 28vdc vs 24vdc. Those 4 extra volts might make a difference for folks doing 24 volt solar. On Oct 29, 2009, at 11:44 PM, Chuck Profito wrote: Their $135 against $119. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

Re: [WISPA] Backhaul Questions

2009-11-01 Thread os10rules
Doesn't it stand for effective isotropic radiated power? Isn't your EIRP the same no matter what receive antenna is on the other end? I get your point, to have a sufficiently strong signal at the distant receiver you could lower the transmit power and make up for it with a more effective

Re: [WISPA] Backhaul Questions

2009-11-01 Thread os10rules
Excellent advise. There's a maxim in the amateur radio community (from the ARRL website) At all times, transmitter power must be the minimum necessary to carry out the desired communications, for the same reasons. Greg On Nov 1, 2009, at 4:54 PM, Marlon K. Schafer wrote: EIRP is the

Re: [WISPA] Backhaul Questions

2009-11-01 Thread os10rules
That stops the APs from interfering with each other but there must be some point where when the APs all turn on at once they cause interference for the CPEs if the density between APs is too great. Do you see that in the field? Also, that does nothing for the poor folk who are using the

Re: [WISPA] powering finicky mikrotiks on 24v solar - $2.75 solution

2009-11-02 Thread os10rules
Be careful using those diodes at sites where you're colocated with a high powered transmitter. The diodes can do some weird stuff (rectification, mixing) and could become a hidden source of interference/noise. Greg On Nov 2, 2009, at 7:08 PM, Mike wrote: Fine business using the diodes to

Re: [WISPA] DMCA - copyright infringement

2009-11-10 Thread os10rules
What are you guys doing who have some/all of your network nat'ed? Seems like then more of the burden might fall on you. GReg On Nov 10, 2009, at 11:20 AM, Adam Goodman wrote: To me the question is how much work should I invest in order to protect their copyright interest. It makes sense to

Re: [WISPA] DMCA - copyright infringement

2009-11-10 Thread os10rules
But they also keep records of who had which IP when. Greg On Nov 10, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: Keep in mind, too, that IPs are dynamic with most ISPs. WISPA Wants You! Join today!

Re: [WISPA] 100Mbps over 10 miles

2009-11-14 Thread os10rules
Can you tell me which 3 fields those are? Is there anyplace that you know of (wiki, manual) which describes the process? Thanks! Greg On Nov 14, 2009, at 1:57 AM, Jayson Baker wrote: Don't know what else to tell you. I always find myself spending a lot of time defending the equipment we

[WISPA] Anyone else wish for this?

2009-11-15 Thread os10rules
Something like the MT RB750 but with 802.11n. Top it off with an easier web interface which would make basic setup as a home router/AP simple for the uninitiated. I'm thinking something of quality with the power of a RouterOS level 4 license to compete with the crappy dlink/linksys/netgear

Re: [WISPA] Anyone else wish for this?

2009-11-15 Thread os10rules
I think the MT RB750 could sell for less, but I suspect the problem is volume. I think they could add wireless and compete with the consumer grade junk if the price was reasonable and if MT was a bit more of a household name. It would take an easy and intuitive web interface, something for

[WISPA] Low gain 2.4GHz vertical omni recommendation for use with a bullet M

2009-11-19 Thread os10rules
I'd like to know what folks recommend for a plain jane low gain 2.4GHz omni. No downtilt. Gain around 7-13 dbi but something solid for outdoor use. This is to use with a Bullet2HP M. Greg WISPA Wants You! Join

Re: [WISPA] Low gain 2.4GHz vertical omni recommendation for use with a bullet M

2009-11-19 Thread os10rules
Thanks! I just bought one a week ago to give it a try but it hasn't arrived yet. Greg On Nov 19, 2009, at 5:52 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: I've several 9dbi Pac ones out there. I like how the bottom of the antenna has a good 3' metal piece to put two hose clamps. Weather has never effected any

Re: [WISPA] Times Microwave EZ connectors

2009-11-19 Thread os10rules
Coax-seal On Nov 19, 2009, at 6:42 PM, AJ wrote: CANUSA adhesive shrink tubing is your friend :) On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 4:41 PM, lakel...@gbcx.net wrote: No 400 connector from any of the manufacturers is weatherproof by itself. You need to weatherproof all of your connections. If they

Re: [WISPA] Need a new AP

2009-11-20 Thread os10rules
UBNT says it will: I received these two replies to that question (sort of, my question was a Bullet2M HP and a PowerStation2 connecting): NUMBER1 Hello, yes the TDMA can be disabled. Our full 802.11b/g support is coming in V5.1 of our firmware. Thanks,

Re: [WISPA] Metered Billing (time of use billing)

2009-11-21 Thread os10rules
Is he completely cut off or restricted to only certain sites/email? Hughes meters during business hours and if one goes over budget then they throttle you to a crawl during the following business hours period. The meter is off during the wee hours. Greg On Nov 21, 2009, at 9:16 AM, Robert

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Mesh with 2.4GHz APs for clients and 5.8GHz WDS backhaul give much better throughput. http://www.wiligear.com/?q=products/mesh/mesh-mini Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Robert West wrote: I've done plenty of WDS AP's in hotels. Quick and easy. Bob- -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Does Ruckus state their antenna gain anywhere? If their beam forming gain isn't all that much higher than the competition's omni gain then the performance couldn't be all that much better unless there's noise or multi path issues. Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:13 PM, 3-dB Networks wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Yeah, I saw that, many times. Are there any other reviews? I suspect the good performance over and above a regular high quality AP is that it's dual band mesh. The Ruckus gear is dual band mesh right? I get a lot of hits when I Google ruckus dual band mesh mediaflex but the Ruckus site isn't

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

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Running WDS bridged? Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote: Hey All, I did some field tests (for overseas volunteer project) with some Ubituiti gear; Nanostation2 Bullet2HP. One thing that was surprising was the performance degradation when switching from 20MHz

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Seems hard to believe that if I took a 10dbi antenna which isn't all that much gain and put it on my AP and pointed it at my client I'd see that much of a gain. Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:43 PM, 3-dB Networks wrote: There are over 4,000 antenna patterns, with the relative gain of the best

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

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Just for kicks I'd try WDS bridged. Do you have control from where you're at now? Is the equipment still set up? Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 6:02 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote: @Travis Johnson - Yes Upgraded to newest firmware for the two units @os10rules - Nope, Fixed was simple AP and Mobile

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

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
where you're at now? Is the equipment still set up? Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 6:02 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote: @Travis Johnson - Yes Upgraded to newest firmware for the two units @os10rules - Nope, Fixed was simple AP and Mobile was Station modes os10ru...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Does a sector work any better when there's no interference or when there's just a few clients? In a highly urban area like an apartment building that's flooded with microwave ovens, cordless phones etc sure. But what about a house in suburbia where there's no real interference? I guess that

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
Your right, the technology is alluring. Maybe someday Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 8:07 PM, 3-dB Networks wrote: Only the 7962 and 7761 are dual-band mesh... the rest is straight 2.4GHz. Mediaflex is their in-home equipment for streaming HD video... only wi-fi manufacturer on the planet

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
As APs I'm running Bullets with gain antennas, PS2's and NS2's so I've got the gain and great signals. I'm in a place where there's no interference of any kind. I'm already in the sweet spot as far as signal strength goes and clients are connecting at 54Mbps. What more is there to gain? Greg

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
OK, you've piqued my interest. I'll try it someday and take your word for it for now. Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 8:21 PM, 3-dB Networks wrote: Greg... your looking at this from an outdoors service provider aspect. The gear isn't designed for that. Its for indoor deployments (although there

Re: [WISPA] Indoor deployment question

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
AP's mostly outdoors, clients indoors. On Nov 22, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Mike Hammett wrote: Are you talking indoor or outdoor? - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: os10ru...@gmail.com Sent:

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

2009-11-22 Thread os10rules
- Yes Upgraded to newest firmware for the two units @os10rules - Nope, Fixed was simple AP and Mobile was Station modes os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Running WDS bridged? Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote: Hey All, I did some field tests (for overseas

[WISPA] Another Ruckus review

2009-11-23 Thread os10rules
http://www.edn.com/article/CA6296066.html WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List:

[WISPA] And another Ruckus review

2009-11-23 Thread os10rules
http://www.pcworld.com/article/160867/ruckus_wifi_gear_goes_upmarket.html WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

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

2009-11-23 Thread os10rules
- Yes Upgraded to newest firmware for the two units @os10rules - Nope, Fixed was simple AP and Mobile was Station modes mailto:os10ru...@gmail.comos10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Running WDS bridged? Greg On Nov 22, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote

Re: [WISPA] RadWin 2000 5.8

2009-11-24 Thread os10rules
As a Mac OS X/Windows/Linux user (OS X natively and Windows, Linux under Fusion) I'd like to see the configuration apps be universal (Java?) or something cross platform. But I realize you can't fight city hall. So I'll always have Fusion for a small handful of apps (Mapwel, Dude, WinBox). Greg

Re: [WISPA] Times Microwave EZ connectors

2009-11-24 Thread os10rules
Turn the power down! On Nov 24, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Mike Hammett wrote: The silicone sleeve is just for appearance. It's not needed, according to them. I'm tempted to setup a Rocket and sector in a shower and just leave them there for a couple weeks. - Mike Hammett Intelligent

Re: [WISPA] Lightning arrestors

2009-11-29 Thread os10rules
You have to check the specs. The possible problems are high VSWR. Rather than transiting through the device the radio waves bounce back from the device. This could damage your transmitter, will reduce your transmitted power, and increase receive loss (reduced receive signal strength). It's also

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

2009-12-01 Thread os10rules
Does this rely on some unpublished feature of the current Atheros chipset which could disappear in the next evolution making the project obsolete and the effort wasted? Is there a URL for the project? Greg On Dec 1, 2009, at 12:56 AM, MDK wrote: Actually, it's far better than

Re: [WISPA] Sectors

2009-12-02 Thread os10rules
Do you think you're hitting the limit of 802.11b/g or is it the lack of horsepower on the AP's CPU? Greg On Dec 2, 2009, at 8:33 AM, Jason Hensley wrote: On this same subject, would it be better to put up 3 individual AP's, or would something like the Deliberant Quad work well if the issue is

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-03 Thread os10rules
I had not heard that different metals are more or less effective at RF shielding at higher frequencies. I had heard of Mu metal that's used in audio recording studios to specifically block 60Hz hum. I tried to find info about what attenuation different materials offer and all I could find was

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-03 Thread os10rules
I know some special purpose plastic enclosures made for RF work have conductive/shielding qualities to them. There's even conductive/shielding paint one can buy for RF projects. So those plastic boxes might not be as bad as you think. Greg On Dec 3, 2009, at 10:50 AM, Josh Luthman wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-04 Thread os10rules
I thought the heavy duty EMP shielding the govt/mil does at protected sites uses copper. Greg On Dec 4, 2009, at 6:38 AM, Scott Reed wrote: Can you point me to a source to confirm this? Aluminum is a better conductor than steel so I would think it does a better job. I would be interested

Re: [WISPA] Multiple Radio cards in an enclosure

2009-12-04 Thread os10rules
Isn't copper a better conductor? Aluminum is lighter but not as good of a conductor. That's why high tension wires have to be fatter than copper wires to carry the same current but they're cheaper and lighter. Greg On Dec 4, 2009, at 7:29 AM, Scott Reed wrote: I would think so. Aluminum is

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Serial Port Monitoring

2009-12-05 Thread os10rules
There are some really cool (and cheap) ASIC boards with Ethernet based connectivity that you need to write a custom program for but you could get really fancy with. They have A/D converters and you could monitor the battery voltage accurately, and you could have the device email you at the

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Serial Port Monitoring

2009-12-05 Thread os10rules
This is the sort of thing I was thinking of: http://tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200904/embedded-webserver-equipment-control.shtml Something along the lines of a hobbyist kit project - cheap but some legwork involved. Greg On Dec 5, 2009, at 8:06 PM, Robert West wrote: Good thoughts. I'll

Re: [WISPA] www.google.com

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
Is this something specific to the RB450/450G? I have the RB750 and I'm running 4.3 and having no issues. I'm using the RB750 on a 15Mbps/2Mbps cable connection with numerous pcq queues doing prioritization (no limiting) on outbound (queuing with no prioritization on the inbound) and I'm

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
Maybe government has to be the answer if we're going to address the problem of the vast number of people who could afford insurance but choose to spend their money elsewhere. It's going to require the government forcing them to buy insurance or pay some tax that is used to fund health

Re: [WISPA] Long Cat5 Run

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
The important specs are twists per foot and capacitance per foot with the capacitance being the most important. The lower the capacitance per foot the lower the attenuation and the lower the crosstalk (because there is capacitive interaction with neighboring pairs as well). If you can find a

Re: [WISPA] OT: health insurance

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
Just taking issue with the I was charged $8 for two Tylenol, I was charged $10 for a Tylenol. A beer in a bar (with far less overhead) is $5. Isn't the fact that if one doesn't have insurance the hospitals work with you at the very least go to show that the folks providing us healthcare aren't

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
I believe the proposed changes have only dealt with the insurance side (government provided and more rules for the private sector insurance providers). On the healthcare provider (doctors, hospitals) side I believe they've only talked about rules. Maybe new government clinics that provide

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
I was taught in tech school that pencil erasers give off an acid that can damage the contacts. Who knows if it's true. Greg On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:32 PM, Phil Curnutt wrote: Try a pencil erasure. Phil On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Mike m...@aweiowa.com wrote: OxGard works too! They

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
I was merchant marine. Who's right? : - ) On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:39 PM, Phil Curnutt wrote: Used them all the time on UHF and VHF equipment back in the day. Matter of fact it was taught at my tech school; USCG. Phil On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM, os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I was taught

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
Owen, I think maybe what you're missing is the historical perspective. Our history is people left Europe which was mostly feudal with kings and rulers dictating the details of people's lives and these people came here to be free. Collaboration is needed so the whole can exceed what the

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
Matt, I wasn't meaning history is a guide or a box (as in we base what we do now on the past), but merely something to remind us that yes, we are different from Europe. Europe's methods have their merit, but many Americans would feel stifled and over regulated in a European system.

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
On Dec 8, 2009, at 10:17 AM, David E. Smith wrote: a proper single-payer plan would save me a few dollars. Is this a fact? We're going to have something bigger and better for more people and it's going to cost less? When I was in the merchant marine we went to the container port

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
But look at their healthcare at #144 http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html On Dec 8, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Matt Liotta wrote: On Dec 8, 2009, at 10:11 AM, Mike Hammett wrote: Our profit is what drives the medical research and inspiration to make something better. Actually,

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
Sorry guys, I just have to jump in on the Cuban health care thing. I live in Venezuela and we have LOTS of Cuban doctors. I know some personally. I know Venezuelans who have studied in Cuba. It's nothing like they (the Cuban govt) say it is. The numbers are good because it's a closed

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
Matt, Chill, you're taking a really harsh tone. I'm talking about Cuba because I know about that. I have many Latino friends. I speak Spanish. I know Cubans and I know a lot of people who have been to Cuba. You're putting words in my mouth. I'm not refuting all those other countries

Re: [WISPA] Insurance....

2009-12-08 Thread os10rules
Matt, Please reread what I said. I wasn't commenting on the whole healthcare debate. I was talking about Cuba. CUBA CUBA CUBA. Do you get it now? Just CUBA. Reread the original post and get off your high horse. Have you noticed everyone else stopped replying to you. Everyone

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

2009-12-10 Thread os10rules
Those currants are killers. Greg On Dec 10, 2009, at 10:17 AM, e...@wisp-router.com wrote: As little as 1v with enough currant will kill you. It's not voltage that kills but rather the currant. It takes 200ma to stop your hear but to get that much to the hear you have a lot of resistance

[WISPA] Anyone have nanostation m5 in stock?

2009-12-11 Thread os10rules
Just need two. Greg WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/ WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Anyone have nanostation m5 in stock?

2009-12-11 Thread os10rules
Yeah, I'm doing Bullets to tide me over too. But with the bullets there's no mimo unfortunately. Sure wish there was an MT offering that had router board and radio (or RB and integrated radio) with enclosure antenna all for $100 or less. Oh yeah, and it be in stock more often then out of

Re: [WISPA] Anyone have nanostation m5 in stock?

2009-12-11 Thread os10rules
Just cost, less assembly and config Greg On Dec 11, 2009, at 1:43 PM, Tom DeReggi wrote: Is there any compelling reason to stick with the Bullet as the CPE when the CPEs are out of stock? Is the only trade off of using another pmanufacturers product during those shortage periods just that

Re: [WISPA] Kabel-x ??

2009-12-11 Thread os10rules
Is that for real? Reminds me of Google hoax internet technology commercial about using the sewer lines. It was a NIC you'd connect to your computer then flush down the toilet. Using dark sewer pipes they provided high speed internet. Greg On Dec 11, 2009, at 5:13 PM, Robert West wrote: I

Re: [WISPA] Kabel-x ??

2009-12-11 Thread os10rules
http://www.google.com/tisp/ On Dec 11, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: Fiber to the Toilet On 12/11/09, os10ru...@gmail.com os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Is that for real? Reminds me of Google hoax internet technology commercial about using the sewer lines. It was a NIC you'd connect to

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread os10rules
With Google Earth you can specify the cache size (make it big) and then zoom around the area you want while you're connected and you'll be able to see that area offline. Be careful - if you reconnect and zoom around someplace else you'll flush the good stuff out of the cache. Greg On Dec 12,

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread os10rules
One option would be to use the product Mapwel to make your own maps which then you could load into the other folk's Garmin GPSes. I don't know if this is more than you need. You'd need the advanced version of Mapwel so you can use the maps with any Garmin GPS. You can make the maps transparent

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti PTMP Antenna Selection

2009-12-15 Thread os10rules
Professionally? Specifically a holder of which FCC license? On Dec 15, 2009, at 1:04 PM, Matt Jenkins wrote: According to Ubiquiti themselves and the FCC: This equipment is required to be professionally installed The device has been designed to operate with the antennas listed below and

Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti PTMP Antenna Selection

2009-12-16 Thread os10rules
Technically speaking? What about politics? : - ) Greg On Dec 15, 2009, at 11:12 PM, Mike Hammett wrote: I don't believe there is an official answer. I believe professional simply means someone that knows their rear from a hole in the ground. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing

Re: [WISPA] metal building install

2009-01-07 Thread os10rules
Be real careful the paint is not metallic. You might want to spray something microwave safe and put it in the microwave oven to see if it gets hot or sparks for a test. You could end up losing a lot of db in the paint. Greg On Jan 7, 2009, at 5:34 PM, 3-dB Networks wrote: I'm just trying

Re: [WISPA] Barracuda outbounds SPAM filter any good?

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
Do you block smtp on non-standard ports? Is SSL filtering necessary (gmail smtp is over ssl for example)? Greg On Jan 8, 2009, at 12:41 AM, Kurt Fankhauser wrote: Does anyone use the Barracuda's for outbound spam filtering and is it as good as the inbound version? I need to keep my mail

Re: [WISPA] FM radio station site strangeness

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
I'm sure if you looked at it on a spectrum analyzer you'd see the signal occupies a wide band of frequencies, hence it's probably susceptible to interference on a wide range of frequencies. Greg On Jan 8, 2009, at 12:54 AM, Marlon K. Schafer wrote: OK, can we put this in plain English?

Re: [WISPA] Barracuda outbounds SPAM filter any good?

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
That should be easy. I've never used Barracuda but I have used the Sonicwall and also open hardware based UTMs such as Astaro, Endian, Untangle and ClarkConnect. Any decent solution should work. Do you already own the Barracuda? If not you might want to consider using an old PC with

Re: [WISPA] Barracuda outbounds SPAM filter any good?

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
Kurt, Will getting the Barracuda outbound require more hardware or is it just a service you can turn on with the current hardware for a fee? I'm not familiar with the Barracuda but I would assume there's nothing you have to set up as long as nobody is doing ssl. These boxes

Re: [WISPA] Barracuda outbounds SPAM filter any good?

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
I agree, those dedicated boxes are expensive and then there's the annual fee as well correct? I think I'd go with Endian on a PC. Is your spam assassin running native or as a virtual machine? Greg On Jan 8, 2009, at 2:32 PM, David E. Smith wrote: os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: Will

Re: [WISPA] Barracuda outbounds SPAM filter any good?

2009-01-08 Thread os10rules
It sounds like what you really have to do is tighten up your webmail. It's better to fix that than to put a band-aid on it. Though a good smtp spam filter is never a bad idea. Greg On Jan 8, 2009, at 4:37 PM, David E. Smith wrote: os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I agree, those dedicated boxes

Re: [WISPA] [isp-wireless] FM radio station site strangeness

2009-01-09 Thread os10rules
Is using fiber-optic cable out of the question? Greg On Jan 9, 2009, at 11:28 AM, Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Thanks Mike, The change to 10 meg half doesn't help. In fact, most devices won't connect at all then. The worst part is that the most expensive gear is most effected by this!

Re: [WISPA] Emailing: DSC_2282.JPG, DSC_2244.JPG, DSC_2251.JPG, DSC_2257.JPG, DSC_2262.JPG, DSC_2264.JPG, DSC_2270.JPG, DSC_2273.JPG

2009-01-19 Thread os10rules
I think you'll find the products which are sold as inverters (Xantrex for example) which have built in battery chargers will have a quicker recharge time because they are engineered for folks who run a generator for a few hours and then invert off the batteries the rest of the time. Most

Re: [WISPA] We're being DDOS'd by DC!

2009-01-21 Thread os10rules
You could use a real inverter which has a higher capacity charger built in (much faster recovery time). Another advantage of an inverter is the batteries are sold separately so you can size them accordingly. You could have much longer run time on the batteries. Though having lead acid

Re: [WISPA] Employee Tracking Program

2009-01-23 Thread os10rules
FYI there's also a semi-official hack (information is on their forum: forums.untangle.com) about how to install ntop reporting as well. Hopefully that as well as more detailed reporting will be included in future releases. I participated in the recent Astaro beta and that really spoiled

Re: [WISPA] Nanostation support, tips, etc.

2009-01-26 Thread os10rules
Is anyone using the NS2 or NS5 where the AP's are a mesh network, or is everyone using AP's with backhauls? I want to try a mesh network with the NS2. It looks like the firmware options are open-mesh or something proprietary such as http://kalpeshwireless.com/overview.htm. I've contacted

Re: [WISPA] Point to point links, NLOS

2009-02-05 Thread os10rules
On Feb 5, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: Isn't this controlled by the frequency like 900, 2.4, 5.8? I wasn't aware that a higher gain antenna would widen the beam. The higher gain is achieved by focusing the power into a smaller area. Greg

Re: [WISPA] AP using Mikrotik Routerboard

2009-02-10 Thread os10rules
Can you tell me which in radio Ethernet protectors you use? Thanks! Greg On Feb 10, 2009, at 1:04 AM, Dennis Burgess - LinkTechs wrote: Not wishing to say anyone does a better job or worse. One of the biggest mistakes I have seen is the plastic standoffs. Not only do they fail, but they

Re: [WISPA] test

2009-02-10 Thread os10rules
Yeah, I notice I don't receive copies of the messages I send. But I see replies so I know they go through. Greg On Feb 10, 2009, at 7:06 PM, Phil Curnutt wrote: And it went through. Phil On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Blair Davis the...@wmwisp.net wrote: I've sent several replies

Re: [WISPA] Angry IP Scanner

2009-02-11 Thread os10rules
What about the Mac OS? I has Linuxy goodness with lots of apps. Greg On Feb 11, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: Virtualization. Not only does it make things a lot easier to backup and move. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy,

[WISPA] RouterOS x86 for Skype QoS?

2009-02-13 Thread os10rules
Does anyone have experience using RouterOS (on RouterBoard or x86) for doing Skype QoS? I've been trying many different Linux based servers (ZeroShell, pfsense, Endian, ClarkConnect specifically for achieving good QoS with Skype - more specifically to keep the P2P stuff from killing Skype

Re: [WISPA] RouterOS x86 for Skype QoS?

2009-02-13 Thread os10rules
The problem I'm having is Skype is not impossible to detect, but it is difficult and some QoS mechanisms miss it because it's designed to be hard to detect and stop so it can slip out networks where the admin tries to block IM apps. The better network security devices and detect and filter

Re: [WISPA] RouterOS x86 for Skype QoS?

2009-02-14 Thread os10rules
I put dns, email (ports 25, 110, 143, 465, 587, 993, 995) and voip (sip, h323, skype) at the top or maybe email just below voip and dns; web ssl and uncategorized in the middle of the range; and p2p at the bottom. Greg On Feb 13, 2009, at 11:09 PM, RickG wrote: Since we're on the subject,

Re: [WISPA] RouterOS x86 for Skype QoS?

2009-02-14 Thread os10rules
Thanks! Greg On Feb 14, 2009, at 10:16 AM, Josh Luthman wrote: I STRONGLY suggest you put email at 2 if voip is going to be 1. DNS can stay at 1, though. You don't need jitter every time someone sends or receives an email message. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct:

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-16 Thread os10rules
I haven't used this stuff but I've been researching it and have contacted the companies. One is some ready-made two radio (2.4ghz for clients, 5ghz for backhaul) mesh hardware from Wiligear http://www.wiligear.com/?q=products/mesh/wbd-212 which still requires to you package it up

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-16 Thread os10rules
One more thing I forgot, if you want to use something that is more experimental, more do-it-yourself and which supports a greater variety of hardware there is OpenWRT's firmware with mesh and also http://nightwing.lugro-mesh.org.ar/en/ . These are options using routing options such as

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Mr. Burgess, What frightens me about taking the leap into Mikrotik is it appears the web interface is of no use in the advanced configuration and it sounds like one must get heavily into the CLI and scripting. I don't see an online repository of scripts for programming or even a

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Mr. Burgess and the others who responded - thanks! I just downloaded Winbox and I'll be trying it with the x86 version on an old PC first. Mikrotik seems inevitable if one's network progresses beyond the something very small and simple. Thanks for the push! Greg On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:08

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Mr. Bledsoe, I've heard it said that WDS isn't the best option for mesh because under WDS each AP is going to repeat every packet regardless of the physical location and whether or not the data needs to pass that AP in order to get from the gateway AP to the AP the client for whom

Re: [WISPA] Another online backup thread

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Amazon's S3 service is very inexpensive and well done. There are many different clients out there which work with S3. I like Mozy but I think Amazon is more likely to be around in the long haul (too big to fail?). Greg On Feb 17, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Mike Hammett wrote: I'm looking at

Re: [WISPA] Another online backup thread

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Yeah, that too big to fail thing was a bit of a joke, but they probably have stronger fundamentals than Mozy. The only thing I like about off site storage is you could have a devastating disaster (fire, hurricane/tornado etc) and lose it all. Amazon's S3 is probably in a different

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread os10rules
Mr. Larsen, Thanks. I've heard very good things about StarOS as well. It certainly has it's devotees. But as you mentioned Valemount doesn't have the presence in the marketplace that Mikrotik has and that makes me wonder what kind of position Valemount will be in a number of years

Re: [WISPA] XR3 / StarOS / Pac Wireless

2009-03-04 Thread os10rules
Interference? Greg On Mar 4, 2009, at 1:05 PM, Mark Nash wrote: One AP with one radio. We've gone through the moisture issue. Originally, Ubiquiti thought that the radios were taking in too much static and we needed to DC-ground each piece of equipment. We did that, bought new

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