Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-02-17 Thread Joe Falaschi
Look into hotel management companies.  We have a small handful of motel 
accounts and they have all come from the managment companies that own a bunch 
of properties of a variety of chains.  We do not have any Hilton or Marriott 
accounts.

Joe


On Feb 16, 2014, at 10:12 AM, Mike Hammett wrote:

 Are you trying to get your services into hotels? I am as well and would 
 appreciate any help I can get.
 
 
 
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 Guys,
  
 Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-02-16 Thread Mike Hammett
Are you trying to get your services into hotels? I am as well and would 
appreciate any help I can get. 




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Guys, 

Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like 
Regional IT Directors? 

Gino A. Villarini 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-02-16 Thread timothy steele
In my experience hotels always want you to manage there network for free I 
would stay away.. Getting service to apartment complex buildings now that is 
something knowing how to sell would be useful—
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 Are you trying to get your services into hotels? I am as well and would 
 appreciate any help I can get. 
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 Guys, 
 Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-02-16 Thread ralph
Why shy away from a hotel? Sell them a managed service. Nothing wrong with that.

 

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Of timothy steele
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

 

In my experience hotels always want you to manage there network for free I 
would stay away.. Getting service to apartment complex buildings now that is 
something knowing how to sell would be useful

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Are you trying to get your services into hotels? I am as well and would 
appreciate any help I can get.



-
Mike Hammett
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Guys,

 

Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like 
Regional IT Directors? 

 

Gino A. Villarini

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-01-17 Thread Gino Villarini
Jorge, thanks for this info, what would be the best way to approach them?

Gino A. Villarini
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Of Jorge Santiago
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:38 AM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

Hi Gino,

Yes they do. Hilton has a corporate IT department that manages all properties, 
locally and worldwide.

I worked at Starwood PR as IT Director back in the days. Marriott also has a 
similar setup to Hilton.

Are you looking at these properties in PR?

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Gino Villarini wrote:
Guys,

Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like 
Regional IT Directors?

Gino A. Villarini
g...@aeronetpr.comjavascript:_e(%7b%7d,%20'cvml',%20'g...@aeronetpr.com');
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-01-17 Thread Rick Harnish
With a bribe! J

 

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Behalf Of Gino Villarini
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 1:06 PM
To: WISPA General List
Cc: Jorge Santiago (jorge_santi...@otowfl.com)
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

 

Jorge, thanks for this info, what would be the best way to approach them?

 

Gino A. Villarini

g...@aeronetpr.com

Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.

787.273.4143

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Jorge Santiago
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:38 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

 

Hi Gino,

 

Yes they do. Hilton has a corporate IT department that manages all
properties, locally and worldwide. 

 

I worked at Starwood PR as IT Director back in the days. Marriott also has a
similar setup to Hilton. 

 

Are you looking at these properties in PR? 

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Gino Villarini wrote:

Guys,

 

Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have like
Regional IT Directors? 

 

Gino A. Villarini

g...@aeronetpr.com javascript:_e(%7b%7d,%20'cvml',%20'g...@aeronetpr.com'); 

Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Chains IT contacts for Regions?

2014-01-16 Thread Jorge Santiago
Hi Gino,

Yes they do. Hilton has a corporate IT department that manages all
properties, locally and worldwide.

I worked at Starwood PR as IT Director back in the days. Marriott also has
a similar setup to Hilton.

Are you looking at these properties in PR?

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Gino Villarini wrote:

  Guys,



 Do you know if the Big Hotel Chains like Hilton, Starwood, Marriot have
 like Regional IT Directors?



 Gino A. Villarini

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-07 Thread Nick Olsen
Blake, This worked perfect. Anything using dst-nat was un-reliable as the 
browser would cache the page, So even since they were past the redirect 
part, The local machine would still load the same page for whatever site 
the person requested originally. However, using web-proxy it redirects the 
request perfectly.

I appreciate all the help I got on this one. Thanks to everyone.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations
(855) FLSPEED  x106



From: Blake Covarrubias bl...@beamspeed.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:09 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

How about this?

/ip firewall nat
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 action=accept 
src-address-list=proxy-bypass
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 
action=add-src-to-address-list address-list=proxy-bypass 
address-list-timeout=1d 
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 
action=redirect to-ports=8080

/ip proxy
set enabled=yes port=8080

/ip proxy access
add dst-port=80 action=allow dst-host=www.hotel.tld
add dst-port=80 action=deny redirect-to=www.hotel.tld

If you're not using proxy for anything else then it works great. Although, 
it does not allow them to simply reload the page to reach the URL they 
initially intended. The user would have to issue a totally new request to 
see the content they desire.

--
Blake Covarrubias
Network Manager / IT Consultant
Beamspeed, LLC

On Jan 6, 2011, at 1:41 PM, David E. Smith wrote:

 
 
 On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 14:20, Nick Olsen n...@flhsi.com wrote:
 Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As thats what 
we have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call when a user has a 
tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can read me the mac and I can 
bypass it.
 The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And can't 
really change at all.
 
 Could you do something crazy like put their site in an iframe? Have the 
parent page include their mandatory page, and a bit of JavaScript. That 
JavaScript has their MAC embedded in a link, using the same sort of link as 
the click to accept TOS link, which auto-refreshes after one second (thus 
logging them in as though they'd clicked that link themselves). Then add 
their page (and whatever other things it uses) to the walled-garden.
 
 Yes, this fails if they disable JavaScript, but it's a reasonable price 
to pay.
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Robert West
I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
secure mode wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
calls went away.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
we have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Cameron Crum
What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
 someone was trying to use that wouldn’t go through the redirect, I turned it
 off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
 and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
 device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
 secure mode wouldn’t allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
 calls went away.







 *From:* wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] *On
 Behalf Of *Nick Olsen
 *Sent:* Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
 *To:* WISPA General List
 *Subject:* [WISPA] Hotel Redirect



 We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page
 on the first page load.
 We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
 we have on location already.
 The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
 to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
 something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
 stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
 this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
 we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
 I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
 way.
 What is everyone else doing?

 Nick Olsen
 Network Operations

 (855) FLSPEED  x106





 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Cameron Crum
You could also put in a link to the real hotel page and put that url in the
walled garden so they can hit it no matter what, even on the first try.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com wrote:

 What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
 just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
 the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
 say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
 in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
 continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

 Cameron

 On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West 
 robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
 someone was trying to use that wouldn’t go through the redirect, I turned it
 off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
 and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
 device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
 secure mode wouldn’t allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
 calls went away.







 *From:* wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] *On
 Behalf Of *Nick Olsen
 *Sent:* Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
 *To:* WISPA General List
 *Subject:* [WISPA] Hotel Redirect



 We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page
 on the first page load.
 We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
 we have on location already.
 The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
 to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
 something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
 stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
 this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
 we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
 I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
 way.
 What is everyone else doing?

 Nick Olsen
 Network Operations

 (855) FLSPEED  x106





 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Nick Olsen
That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management company 
has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it doesn't 
redirect to the companies specific page.
I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login button 
above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.

Nick Olsen
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From: Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:04 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not just 
creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all the 
functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to say 
thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them in 
(really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can continue 
on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote:



I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device 
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it 
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel 
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless device 
one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in secure mode 
wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the calls went away.




From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect






We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on 
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what we 
have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected to a 
page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or something they 
go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own stuff, And have used 
hotspot on this before using the trial function but this time around we don't 
control the page that the user is brought to. So we couldn't add some form of 
login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations

(855) FLSPEED  x106


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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Robert West
At the beginning it was a disclaimer page that the hotel operator wanted to
have at the suggestion of his lawyer.  Basically it would say It's free but
everyone else is also on it and don't come crying to me if your computer or
finances get all jacked up.

 

The Patel wanted to try to make a buck and sell ad's on the splash page.  

 

But it's gone now.  Thankfully.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Cameron Crum
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:05 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
wrote:

I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
secure mode wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
calls went away.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
we have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread David E. Smith
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 13:31, Nick Olsen n...@flhsi.com wrote:

 That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management
 company has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it
 doesn't redirect to the companies specific page.
 I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login
 button above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.



I'm doing something very similar to this. I just put the whole mandatory
page on the Mikrotik box itself, and made the I agree to the TOS link into
a silently log this MAC into the hotspot for 24 hours link.

David Smith
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Robert West
The problem that I was seeing was that there are many wireless devices now
that don't have any screen to see a login button.  Game systems being the
first on my mind.  In hotels, some guests bring their kids game system to
keep them from running the halls..  How can you get these basically blind
systems to punch through a page like that?

 

I never had the time to get the workaround.

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:31 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management company
has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it doesn't
redirect to the companies specific page.
I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login button
above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

  http://www.flhsi.com/files/emaillogo.jpg 

 

  _  

From: Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:04 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
wrote:

I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
secure mode wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
calls went away.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
we have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread David E. Smith
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 13:45, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 The problem that I was seeing was that there are many wireless devices now
 that don’t have any “screen” to see a login button.  Game systems being the
 first on my mind.  In hotels, some guests bring their kids game system to
 keep them from running the halls……  How can you get these basically blind
 systems to punch through a page like that?


I suppose, in that case, you could keep a few wireless bridges around to
lend to guests, with crossover cables, with their MACs already
pre-authorized. (Might have to have it do NAT, so the AP only sees its MAC
and not the MAC of the Xbox or whatever. Depends on the device.)

Or get the system's MAC, but that adds a lot of extra complications (your
hotel clerks now need to know how to get that information from every device
ever made, and how to add the MAC to an ACL somewhere).

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Robert West
Possibly a simple screen the desk people can use to see what MAC ID is
attempting to login and do a manual authorize?  

 

It's in my mind now  That's a relief.  Finally not thinking about where
baby oil comes from..

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Robert West
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:46 PM
To: n...@flhsi.com; 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

The problem that I was seeing was that there are many wireless devices now
that don't have any screen to see a login button.  Game systems being the
first on my mind.  In hotels, some guests bring their kids game system to
keep them from running the halls..  How can you get these basically blind
systems to punch through a page like that?

 

I never had the time to get the workaround.

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:31 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management company
has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it doesn't
redirect to the companies specific page.
I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login button
above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

  http://www.flhsi.com/files/emaillogo.jpg 

 

  _  

From: Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:04 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
wrote:

I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
secure mode wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
calls went away.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
we have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Nick Olsen
Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As thats what we 
have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call when a user has a 
tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can read me the mac and I can bypass 
it.
The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And can't really 
change at all.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations
(855) FLSPEED  x106



From: Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:49 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect



Possibly a simple screen the desk people can use to see what MAC ID is 
attempting to login and do a manual authorize?

It's in my mind now  That's a relief.  Finally not thinking about where 
baby oil comes from..





From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of Robert West
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:46 PM
To: n...@flhsi.com; 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect



The problem that I was seeing was that there are many wireless devices now that 
don't have any screen to see a login button.  Game systems being the first on 
my mind.  In hotels, some guests bring their kids game system to keep them from 
running the halls..  How can you get these basically blind systems to punch 
through a page like that?

I never had the time to get the workaround.



From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:31 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect


That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management company 
has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it doesn't 
redirect to the companies specific page.
I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login button 
above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations

(855) FLSPEED  x106









From: Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:04 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not just 
creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all the 
functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to say 
thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them in 
(really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can continue 
on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote:


I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device 
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it 
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel 
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless device 
one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in secure mode 
wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the calls went away.




From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect




We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on 
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what we 
have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected to a 
page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or something they 
go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own stuff, And have used 
hotspot on this before using the trial function but this time around we don't 
control the page that the user is brought to. So we couldn't add some form of 
login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations

(855) FLSPEED  x106

Error! Filename not specified.









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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Robert West
I hear ya, brother.  I hear ya.  These hotel higher ups need to get with the
Now on this wireless.  

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 3:21 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As thats what we
have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call when a user has a
tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can read me the mac and I can
bypass it.
The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And can't really
change at all.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

  http://www.flhsi.com/files/emaillogo.jpg 

 

  _  

From: Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:49 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

Possibly a simple screen the desk people can use to see what MAC ID is
attempting to login and do a manual authorize?  

 

It's in my mind now  That's a relief.  Finally not thinking about where
baby oil comes from..

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Robert West
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:46 PM
To: n...@flhsi.com; 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

The problem that I was seeing was that there are many wireless devices now
that don't have any screen to see a login button.  Game systems being the
first on my mind.  In hotels, some guests bring their kids game system to
keep them from running the halls..  How can you get these basically blind
systems to punch through a page like that?

 

I never had the time to get the workaround.

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:31 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

That would work for some of them, In this case, The hotel management company
has a page that the hotel must redirect to. They get fined if it doesn't
redirect to the companies specific page.
I'm thinking maybe load it in a frame, or something. And have a login button
above it or something. Was hoping someone had a cleaner way.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

  http://www.flhsi.com/files/emaillogo.jpg 

 

  _  

From: Cameron Crum cc...@wispmon.com
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:04 PM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

What is the purpose? Is it just advertising for the hotel? If so, why not
just creat a page that looks like their page. It doesn't have to have all
the functionality of the real page, just a brochure page or something to
say thanks for staying with us. Then you could add a button that logs them
in (really just adds them as a generic user to the hotspot) so they can
continue on to their regular home page. Just an idea.

Cameron

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
wrote:

I was doing the same thing but after so many calls about whatever device
someone was trying to use that wouldn't go through the redirect, I turned it
off.  The final straw was some IBM people were having a meeting at the hotel
and were trying to use the wireless access for every big shot wireless
device one could think of.  Some would go but the ones that had to work in
secure mode wouldn't allow the redirect.  Bogus.  Turned it off and the
calls went away.

 

 

 

From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:46 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

 

We are looking for a way to redirect hotel guests to the hotels home page on
the first page load.
We are looking for something that does this in mikrotik because thats what
we have on location already.
The idea is that the user connects up, Hits the internet and is redirected
to a page. And then, On the next page load without hitting login or
something they go to the page they requested. We use hotspot for our own
stuff, And have used hotspot on this before using the trial function but
this time around we don't control the page that the user is brought to. So
we couldn't add some form of login button to it.
I've tried this with dst-nat rules and browser caching always gets in the
way.
What is everyone else doing?

Nick Olsen
Network Operations 

(855) FLSPEED  x106

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread David E. Smith
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 14:20, Nick Olsen n...@flhsi.com wrote:

 Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As thats what we
 have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call when a user has a
 tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can read me the mac and I can
 bypass it.
 The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And can't really
 change at all.


Could you do something crazy like put their site in an iframe? Have the
parent page include their mandatory page, and a bit of JavaScript. That
JavaScript has their MAC embedded in a link, using the same sort of link as
the click to accept TOS link, which auto-refreshes after one second (thus
logging them in as though they'd clicked that link themselves). Then add
their page (and whatever other things it uses) to the walled-garden.

Yes, this fails if they disable JavaScript, but it's a reasonable price to
pay.

David Smith
MVN.net



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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Blake Covarrubias
How about this?

/ip firewall nat
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 action=accept 
src-address-list=proxy-bypass
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 
action=add-src-to-address-list address-list=proxy-bypass 
address-list-timeout=1d 
add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 action=redirect 
to-ports=8080

/ip proxy
set enabled=yes port=8080

/ip proxy access
add dst-port=80 action=allow dst-host=www.hotel.tld
add dst-port=80 action=deny redirect-to=www.hotel.tld

If you're not using proxy for anything else then it works great. Although, it 
does not allow them to simply reload the page to reach the URL they initially 
intended. The user would have to issue a totally new request to see the content 
they desire.

--
Blake Covarrubias
Network Manager / IT Consultant
Beamspeed, LLC

On Jan 6, 2011, at 1:41 PM, David E. Smith wrote:

 
 
 On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 14:20, Nick Olsen n...@flhsi.com wrote:
 Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As thats what we 
 have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call when a user has a 
 tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can read me the mac and I can 
 bypass it.
 The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And can't really 
 change at all.
 
 Could you do something crazy like put their site in an iframe? Have the 
 parent page include their mandatory page, and a bit of JavaScript. That 
 JavaScript has their MAC embedded in a link, using the same sort of link as 
 the click to accept TOS link, which auto-refreshes after one second (thus 
 logging them in as though they'd clicked that link themselves). Then add 
 their page (and whatever other things it uses) to the walled-garden.
 
 Yes, this fails if they disable JavaScript, but it's a reasonable price to 
 pay.
 
 David Smith
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel Redirect

2011-01-06 Thread Sam Tetherow

Would something like this work?

If you used a large enough pool of IPs.
DHCP with a 24 hour expire time.
Then basically:


1) src-address-list=SEEN and out-interface=INTERNET passthrough=no 
action=accept


2) action=add-to-address-list address-list=SEEN address-list-timeout=24h 
passthrough=yes


3) redirect

So the first time through it doesn't match the accept in rule 1), 
instead it gets added to the address list (rule 2) and redirected (rule 
3).  Then all subsequent traffic for the next 24hours matches the first 
rule and is accepted by rule 1.


Sam Tetherow
Sandhills Wireless

On 1/6/11 2:41 PM, David E. Smith wrote:



On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 14:20, Nick Olsen n...@flhsi.com 
mailto:n...@flhsi.com wrote:


Normally Hotspot works with a I accept button on a page, As
thats what we have done in the past. I don't mind getting a call
when a user has a tivo/gamesystem/* that can't login as they can
read me the mac and I can bypass it.
The point with this is it goes to a page we don't control, And
can't really change at all.


Could you do something crazy like put their site in an iframe? Have 
the parent page include their mandatory page, and a bit of 
JavaScript. That JavaScript has their MAC embedded in a link, using 
the same sort of link as the click to accept TOS link, which 
auto-refreshes after one second (thus logging them in as though they'd 
clicked that link themselves). Then add their page (and whatever other 
things it uses) to the walled-garden.


Yes, this fails if they disable JavaScript, but it's a reasonable 
price to pay.


David Smith
MVN.net





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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-06 Thread Robert West
I think they use DirectWay but it could be another, either way, I had to
fight it.  Spectrum analyzer showed almost the entire band being used and if
we switched on in the middle of it the satellite link would go down.
Channel one keeps the both of us happy in these spots.


Bob-


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of ralphlists
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 1:17 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Direcway, as are just about all satellite services these days, is on Ku
band- not 2.5 GHz.


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Robert West
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:55 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

The problem I've had from the hotels is that the ones I deal with have a
reservation system on the 2 way Satellite system running at 2.5ghz.  We
would either have internet and no satellite or satellite and no internet.
Was never able to spread the channels around.  Was tough finding the right
channel for long term even with the analyzer.  One hotel had finally gone
from that to internet based reservations but the others are still on the old
direct way setup.

Channel 1 seems to be the one I can use to keep from the satellite.

Bob0


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:24 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Hmmm.  I guess I'm not surprised by that.  When I'm at a hotel and the 
internet sucks I just figure that that's because I'm in a hotel.  I've never

called to complain.

You can sure see that happen out in the field though!
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel


Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never seen
anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West 
robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems 
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 



 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Robert West
I tried using WDS with the backhauls but I dropped some throughput so I went
to all AP/Client on those.  Using UBNT for most backhauls now...  Just
changed my last one over from WDS last night as a matter of fact.  That one
I had a sub running off of due to no better signal, took care of that
yesterday..  Now we're clean and legal.

Bob-



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Behalf Of RickG
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

How about doing the same with your towers?
-RickG

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com
wrote:
 I've always used WDS and the same SSIDs in the hotels.  Never had an issue
 with it.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:40 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
 Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com
 wrote:
 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems and 
you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat 
downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3 MT411 
all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411 to 
bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is there 
any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Robert West
Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that caused
by the system, always the client PC.  

Bob-


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems and 
you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat 
downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3 MT411

all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411 to

bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is there

any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Josh Luthman
Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never seen
anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.”
--- Winston Churchill


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Hmmm.  I guess I'm not surprised by that.  When I'm at a hotel and the 
internet sucks I just figure that that's because I'm in a hotel.  I've never 
called to complain.

You can sure see that happen out in the field though!
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel


Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never seen
anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.”
--- Winston Churchill


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West 
robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems 
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Josh Luthman
It's been quite some time so I don't think I've used my current laptop, but
with my previous laptop (Intel 3945 - awful card) when we finished a
deployment I would go to every corner of every hallway and run jperf and
ping making sure I could get online.  It lost a ping or two when jumping
between APs.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

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that counts.”
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On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.comwrote:

 Hmmm.  I guess I'm not surprised by that.  When I'm at a hotel and the
 internet sucks I just figure that that's because I'm in a hotel.  I've
 never
 called to complain.

 You can sure see that happen out in the field though!
 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel


 Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never
 seen
 anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
 that counts.”
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West
 robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

  Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
  these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
  caused
  by the system, always the client PC.
 
  Bob-
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
  Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
  Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
  To: WISPA General List
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel
 
  I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.
 
  Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems
  and
  you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.
 
  You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
  downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.
 
  marlon
 
  - Original Message -
  From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
  To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
  Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
  Subject: [WISPA] Hotel
 
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
  MT411
 
  all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
  to
 
  bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
  there
 
  any reason to do WDS?
  
   Steve Barnes
   RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
  
  
  
 
 
 
  
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Robert West
The problem I've had from the hotels is that the ones I deal with have a
reservation system on the 2 way Satellite system running at 2.5ghz.  We
would either have internet and no satellite or satellite and no internet.
Was never able to spread the channels around.  Was tough finding the right
channel for long term even with the analyzer.  One hotel had finally gone
from that to internet based reservations but the others are still on the old
direct way setup.

Channel 1 seems to be the one I can use to keep from the satellite.

Bob0


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:24 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Hmmm.  I guess I'm not surprised by that.  When I'm at a hotel and the 
internet sucks I just figure that that's because I'm in a hotel.  I've never

called to complain.

You can sure see that happen out in the field though!
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel


Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never seen
anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West 
robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems 
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread ralphlists
Direcway, as are just about all satellite services these days, is on Ku
band- not 2.5 GHz.


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Robert West
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:55 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

The problem I've had from the hotels is that the ones I deal with have a
reservation system on the 2 way Satellite system running at 2.5ghz.  We
would either have internet and no satellite or satellite and no internet.
Was never able to spread the channels around.  Was tough finding the right
channel for long term even with the analyzer.  One hotel had finally gone
from that to internet based reservations but the others are still on the old
direct way setup.

Channel 1 seems to be the one I can use to keep from the satellite.

Bob0


-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:24 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Hmmm.  I guess I'm not surprised by that.  When I'm at a hotel and the 
internet sucks I just figure that that's because I'm in a hotel.  I've never

called to complain.

You can sure see that happen out in the field though!
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel


Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never seen
anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West 
robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems 
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 



 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread MDK
LOL, you haven't?   I learned new words to express my frustration over this 
a few years back, when I had to spend 2 days stuck in a hotel with nothing 
else to do but try to work remotely.   Same SSID and half of the AP's were 
on the same freaking channel, too.

I jumped AP's about every 2-6 minutes, as 3 of them were all about the same 
RSSI, and none of them were good.I was trying to do remote desktop over 
it and even IRC, none of which would stay working.



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From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never 
 seen
 anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
 that counts.”
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West 
 robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems 
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-05 Thread Josh Luthman
If an AP isn't working right or on the same channel that's a different
story.  It would have helped you to set the ESSID differently but you
could have (I think Windows can) specify the BSSID to whatever AP is
working.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:
 LOL, you haven't?   I learned new words to express my frustration over this
 a few years back, when I had to spend 2 days stuck in a hotel with nothing
 else to do but try to work remotely.   Same SSID and half of the AP's were
 on the same freaking channel, too.

 I jumped AP's about every 2-6 minutes, as 3 of them were all about the same
 RSSI, and none of them were good.    I was trying to do remote desktop over
 it and even IRC, none of which would stay working.



 --
 From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:58 AM
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Same ssid different channels...hotels anywhere from 2 to 12 APs.  Never
 seen
 anyone flip between two of them too much so that it causes a complaint.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
 that counts.”
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Robert West
 robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 Actually I've had them all set up on the same SSID with same channel but
 these are smaller 2 floor hotels.  Never get any complaints like that
 caused
 by the system, always the client PC.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:54 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I'd NOT use all of them on the same channel and the same ssid.

 Computers in boarder line coverage zones will flip flop between systems
 and
 you'll get complaints from the slow speeds etc.

 You'll also cause interference to the other systems when one ding bat
 downloads a movie and chews up a lot of capacity.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:33 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel


 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3
 MT411

 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411
 to

 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is
 there

 any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-04 Thread Greg Ihnen
One reason to avoid WDS is to have some redundancy - each AP is an island. If 
you use WDS and have three AP's (A, B, and C) and they're all wired to the 
router and one AP goes down you still have all the others working. If you're 
using WDS and the topology is such that AP A is the only one connected to the 
router and it feeds AP B which  feeds AP C and if you lose AP A the whole 
network is down since the other two AP's would have no connection to the 
internet. If instead AP A is still good but you lose AP B then both B and 
C are down since AP C has no connection to the internet.

Plus there's the loss of bandwidth with all the repeating going on with WDS.

Greg

On Mar 3, 2010, at 11:22 PM, RickG wrote:

 How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
 hardwire - any drawbacks?
 (I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)
 
 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.
 
 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel
 
 Why not WDS?
 
 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-04 Thread Alan Long
We went down the road of having the same ssid on each ap at a hotel were
serve. It is 6 floors and we have 18 ap's throughout. Out of those there are
only 12 that have hard wire connections(we are unable to run any new cat5),
the others link via wds. We try and setup the wds so that the unwired units
are only one hop from a wired unit. Note we are using inherited cisco ap for
most of the locations and some pico2, that we added for better coverage. 
When we set ssid the same for everything, we had all kinds of issues, what
we saw was windows changing ap's automatically if it got a better signal
from another ap, thus dropping the connection and reconnecting. We decided
to name each ap for the room it is located, that way the users could lock
into an ap. It does also help with trouble shooting when someone calls in
saying they can't connect.
I did see post about what is the main issue most users have, that little
switch to turn off/on the wireless cards. That is our number 1 issue we see.


Aerowire
Alan Long
Director of Network Operations
alan.l...@aerowire.net
687 North Dean Road
Auburn, AL 36830
tel: 3342759998
mobile: 336092


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Behalf Of Kristian Hoffmann
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 5:13 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
(e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


-Kristian


On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use  
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set  
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this  
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-04 Thread Robert West
When I set one up, I don't have them in one chain.  Normally I would have
the gateway in the electrical room and associate APs to the left and to the
right and to one upstairs.  3 branches normally.  If one section goes down
the others can normally be used dep0ending on the signal.  But honestly, I
haven't had any issues with any of the installs except when the hotel
employees decide to hit reset buttons.

Bob-



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From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Greg Ihnen
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:43 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

One reason to avoid WDS is to have some redundancy - each AP is an island.
If you use WDS and have three AP's (A, B, and C) and they're all wired to
the router and one AP goes down you still have all the others working. If
you're using WDS and the topology is such that AP A is the only one
connected to the router and it feeds AP B which  feeds AP C and if you
lose AP A the whole network is down since the other two AP's would have no
connection to the internet. If instead AP A is still good but you lose AP
B then both B and C are down since AP C has no connection to the
internet.

Plus there's the loss of bandwidth with all the repeating going on with WDS.

Greg

On Mar 3, 2010, at 11:22 PM, RickG wrote:

 How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
 hardwire - any drawbacks?
 (I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)
 
 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.
 
 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel
 
 Why not WDS?
 
 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-04 Thread RickG
How about doing the same with your towers?
-RickG

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote:
 I've always used WDS and the same SSIDs in the hotels.  Never had an issue
 with it.

 Bob-


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:40 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
 Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com
 wrote:
 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
I'd use XR5s if you can, if not use R52H.  Depending on your cost you
might want to use Ubnt for APs.

I have not used MT APs but enabling it a one command extra work but
could save you down the road for whatever reason...

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 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3 MT411 
 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411 to 
 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is there 
 any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Jerry Richardson
same ssid = yes
same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
wds = no

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use  
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set  
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this  
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
Oops didn't notice that, definitely use Jerry's suggestion for channels.

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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Kristian Hoffmann
We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
(e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


-Kristian


On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use  
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set  
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this  
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
It's uncommon for me to have broken APs, but when a guest can't connect to
them 99.99% of the time my laptop and other guests can.  Should you need to
replace one use inssider or netstumbler.

I wouldn't doubt guests prefer the 1 bar hotel 1 because it's better then
the 5 bar hotel 2.  Maybe I just don't have much faith in the
non-technical crowd that is hotel residents.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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that counts.”
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.comwrote:

 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
   I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
   3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
   all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
   the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
  
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Robert West
My favorite fix for when a guest can't connect to the hotel AP.

Turn on the wireless on your laptop.

And later we hear.

Oh, I didn't know it has a switch...  

Bob-

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From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Josh Luthman
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

It's uncommon for me to have broken APs, but when a guest can't connect to
them 99.99% of the time my laptop and other guests can.  Should you need to
replace one use inssider or netstumbler.

I wouldn't doubt guests prefer the 1 bar hotel 1 because it's better then
the 5 bar hotel 2.  Maybe I just don't have much faith in the
non-technical crowd that is hotel residents.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann
kh...@fire2wire.comwrote:

 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
   I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
   3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
   all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
   the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
  
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
According to the call center tickets (which are EXCELLENTLY kept up) that
accounted for 75% of all calls the month I checked.

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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 My favorite fix for when a guest can't connect to the hotel AP.

 Turn on the wireless on your laptop.

 And later we hear.

 Oh, I didn't know it has a switch...

 Bob-

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Josh Luthman
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:16 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 It's uncommon for me to have broken APs, but when a guest can't connect to
 them 99.99% of the time my laptop and other guests can.  Should you need to
 replace one use inssider or netstumbler.

 I wouldn't doubt guests prefer the 1 bar hotel 1 because it's better then
 the 5 bar hotel 2.  Maybe I just don't have much faith in the
 non-technical crowd that is hotel residents.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
 that counts.
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann
 kh...@fire2wire.comwrote:

  We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
  (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
  it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
  room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
  SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
  you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
  guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
  very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
  BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.
 
 
  -Kristian
 
 
  On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
   same ssid = yes
   same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
   wds = no
  
   Sent from my iPhone
  
   On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
  
I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
   
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
The Pico2's are sweet!

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Josh Luthman
j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote:
 I'd use XR5s if you can, if not use R52H.  Depending on your cost you
 might want to use Ubnt for APs.

 I have not used MT APs but enabling it a one command extra work but
 could save you down the road for whatever reason...

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 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
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 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

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 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use 3 MT411 
 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set all the 411 to 
 bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this the best way.  Is there 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
Why not WDS?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com wrote:
 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
Every device I've used picks the best AP.  It jumps between APs decently
with Intel (lose some packets here or there but you maintain your
connections as it's on the same network) and Atheros is flawless.  YMMV.

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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:

 I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
 Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com
 wrote:
  We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
  (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
  it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
  room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
  SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
  you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
  guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
  very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
  BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.
 
 
  -Kristian
 
 
  On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
   I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
   3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
   all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
   the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
  
   Steve Barnes
   RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
  
  
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Jerry Richardson
WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

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From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of RickG
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Why not WDS?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
The idea I had in mind was if you used a MT in station-wds mode to bridge
the customer's laptop.  Several properties we have offer bridges so that
people with no wireless cards or those who have problems with them can get
online.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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that counts.”
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.comwrote:

 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Jerry Richardson
Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see the value of enabling WDS. A client 
is a client, be it a Wifi card, USB card, or Wireless Ethernet adapter.

Keep it simple.

-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of Josh Luthman
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:59 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

The idea I had in mind was if you used a MT in station-wds mode to bridge
the customer's laptop.  Several properties we have offer bridges so that
people with no wireless cards or those who have problems with them can get
online.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.comwrote:

 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
So, any reason not to use the same SSID then?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Josh Luthman
j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote:
 Every device I've used picks the best AP.  It jumps between APs decently
 with Intel (lose some packets here or there but you maintain your
 connections as it's on the same network) and Atheros is flawless.  YMMV.

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 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue
 that counts.”
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:

 I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
 Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com
 wrote:
  We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
  (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
  it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
  room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
  SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
  you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
  guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
  very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
  BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.
 
 
  -Kristian
 
 
  On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
   I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
   3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
   all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
   the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
  
   Steve Barnes
   RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
  
  
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
hardwire - any drawbacks?
(I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Dennis Burgess
Correct, and no point in putting in high power cards either! 


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-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Jerry Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:08 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see the value of enabling WDS. A
client is a client, be it a Wifi card, USB card, or Wireless Ethernet
adapter.

Keep it simple.

-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Josh Luthman
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:59 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

The idea I had in mind was if you used a MT in station-wds mode to
bridge
the customer's laptop.  Several properties we have offer bridges so that
people with no wireless cards or those who have problems with them can
get
online.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to
continue
that counts.
--- Winston Churchill


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.comwrote:

 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]
On
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to
set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Dennis Burgess
Every hop on WDS aps cuts the bw in 1/2.. 


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-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf 
Of RickG
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:53 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
hardwire - any drawbacks?
(I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

 Steve Barnes
 RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service


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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread RickG
That makes sense. Sometimes wiring can really suck or is impossible.
If you dont need all that bandwidth, WDS may be the ticket.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Dennis Burgess dmburg...@linktechs.net wrote:
 Every hop on WDS aps cuts the bw in 1/2..


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 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:53 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
 hardwire - any drawbacks?
 (I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

 Steve Barnes
 RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service


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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Josh Luthman
Don't daisy chain APs unless you absolutely must.

What I'm suggesting you use WDS for is if the APs support WDS, and using a
MT in station-wds mode (say the guest doesn't have a wireless card) and you
want the guest's MAC in your tracking database rather then the MT bridge.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:58 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:

 That makes sense. Sometimes wiring can really suck or is impossible.
 If you dont need all that bandwidth, WDS may be the ticket.


 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Dennis Burgess dmburg...@linktechs.net
 wrote:
  Every hop on WDS aps cuts the bw in 1/2..
 
 
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  Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik  WISP Support Services
  Office: 314-735-0270 Website: http://www.linktechs.net
  LIVE On-Line Mikrotik Training - Author of Learn RouterOS
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
  Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:53 PM
  To: WISPA General List
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel
 
  How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
  hardwire - any drawbacks?
  (I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)
 
  On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
  jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
  WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.
 
  Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.
 
  -Original Message-
  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of RickG
  Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
  To: WISPA General List
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel
 
  Why not WDS?
 
  On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
  jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
  same ssid = yes
  same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
  wds = no
 
  Sent from my iPhone
 
  On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 
  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
  RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Robert West
Funny how that FIX seems to work most of the time.

Bob-

It don't have no switch!

Right..  Whatever



-Original Message-
From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of Josh Luthman
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 7:03 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

According to the call center tickets (which are EXCELLENTLY kept up) that
accounted for 75% of all calls the month I checked.

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Direct: 937-552-2343
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Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM, Robert West
robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 My favorite fix for when a guest can't connect to the hotel AP.

 Turn on the wireless on your laptop.

 And later we hear.

 Oh, I didn't know it has a switch...

 Bob-

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Josh Luthman
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:16 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 It's uncommon for me to have broken APs, but when a guest can't connect to
 them 99.99% of the time my laptop and other guests can.  Should you need
to
 replace one use inssider or netstumbler.

 I wouldn't doubt guests prefer the 1 bar hotel 1 because it's better
then
 the 5 bar hotel 2.  Maybe I just don't have much faith in the
 non-technical crowd that is hotel residents.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373

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 that counts.
 --- Winston Churchill


 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann
 kh...@fire2wire.comwrote:

  We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
  (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
  it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
  room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
  SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
  you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
  guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
  very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
  BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.
 
 
  -Kristian
 
 
  On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
   same ssid = yes
   same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
   wds = no
  
   Sent from my iPhone
  
   On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
  
I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
   
Steve Barnes
RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service
   
   
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Robert West
I've always used WDS and the same SSIDs in the hotels.  Never had an issue
with it.

Bob-


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From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of RickG
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:40 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

I've always numbered the AP SSID's. Never tried using same SSID's.
Doesnt it cause issues if you do?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Kristian Hoffmann kh...@fire2wire.com
wrote:
 We've gone back and forth between using the same SSID and numbered SSIDs
 (e.g. Hotel Name 1, Hotel Name 2).  The benefit to the latter is that
 it's easier to troubleshoot a broken AP, given that you have a map of
 room and AP locations.  If people in room X can't see the AP with the
 SSID Hotel Name 2 even though you know they're right next to it, then
 you know you have a problem with an AP.  You lose the ability for hotel
 guests to roam without disconnecting, but that probably doesn't happen
 very often.  If all the SSIDs are the same, then you have to get the
 BSSID somehow to determine which AP they're on or can see.


 -Kristian


 On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 17:41 -0500, Jerry Richardson wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

  I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
  3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
  all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
  the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?
 
  Steve Barnes
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Re: [WISPA] Hotel

2010-03-03 Thread Robert West
That's what I do.  WDS, plug it in, Velcro it to the wall.  Done.

Bob-



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From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of RickG
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:53 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

How about saving all the effort of hardwiring and use WDS and not
hardwire - any drawbacks?
(I've never used WDS and looking for an excuse :)

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jerry Richardson
jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 WDS is for repeating an AP's clients through another AP.

 Since you are hardwiring each AP (best), there is no need for WDS.

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
Behalf Of RickG
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:38 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel

 Why not WDS?

 On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jerry Richardson
 jrichard...@aircloud.com wrote:
 same ssid = yes
 same channel = no. use 1, 6, 11
 wds = no

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 I have a hotel that it takes 3 AP to cover well.  I am going to use
 3 MT411 all wired back to a RB450 router for hotspot.  I plan to set
 all the 411 to bridged and all the same channel and SSID.  Is this
 the best way.  Is there any reason to do WDS?

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support

2007-05-30 Thread Sam Tetherow
We provide tier 1.5 support (the front desk tries to answer questions 
but it depends on who is working).  Of the 6 motels and hotels we offer 
service for we probably get 2-3 calls a month total usually within 
normal support hours 8am to 9pm but occasionally the phone rings around 
6am or 10pm.


I really think it would depend on how much traffic you have through the 
hotels and what type of traffic it is (tourist vs business travel).


   Sam Tetherow
   Sandhills Wireless

Cliff Leboeuf wrote:

I have been approached by a local Hotel to provide Internet access and control 
for their guest.

My concern is the 24-hour support for the hotspot/gateway. Does anyone have 
suggestions on how much support may be required and how you price such service? 
Do you offer 24-hour support to the hotel IT department after they are called 
first by the guest, or all the guest individually place support calls directly 
to you?

- Cliff LeBoeuf - 985-879-3219 
- www.cssla.com 
- www.triparish.net



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Re: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support

2007-05-30 Thread Mike Hammett

Are you saying not many hookers or parties use the hotspot?


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From: Sam Tetherow [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support


We provide tier 1.5 support (the front desk tries to answer questions but 
it depends on who is working).  Of the 6 motels and hotels we offer 
service for we probably get 2-3 calls a month total usually within normal 
support hours 8am to 9pm but occasionally the phone rings around 6am or 
10pm.


I really think it would depend on how much traffic you have through the 
hotels and what type of traffic it is (tourist vs business travel).


   Sam Tetherow
   Sandhills Wireless

Cliff Leboeuf wrote:
I have been approached by a local Hotel to provide Internet access and 
control for their guest.


My concern is the 24-hour support for the hotspot/gateway. Does anyone 
have suggestions on how much support may be required and how you price 
such service? Do you offer 24-hour support to the hotel IT department 
after they are called first by the guest, or all the guest individually 
place support calls directly to you?


- Cliff LeBoeuf - 985-879-3219 - www.cssla.com - www.triparish.net


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RE: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support

2007-05-30 Thread Mac Dearman
Cliff,

   The individual people in the hotel will be calling you - - not the hotel
staff. The hotels we carry on this service do their own support and I
couldn't be happier! The first hotel we hooked up tried passing on their
support calls to us for a short time and there were some real idiots - -
almost as bad as some of my regulars :-)

 If you take on support for these hotels - - get the pricing structure from
providers that do this for a living or even outsource that to them. I know
that when I get hung up answering tech support calls here - - - - I feel
like either murdering someone or beating my dog!

Mac Dearman
Maximum Access, LLC.
Rayville, La.
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 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
 Behalf Of Cliff Leboeuf
 Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:18 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support
 
 I have been approached by a local Hotel to provide Internet access and
 control for their guest.
 
 My concern is the 24-hour support for the hotspot/gateway. Does anyone
 have suggestions on how much support may be required and how you price
 such service? Do you offer 24-hour support to the hotel IT department
 after they are called first by the guest, or all the guest individually
 place support calls directly to you?
 
 - Cliff LeBoeuf - 985-879-3219
 - www.cssla.com
 - www.triparish.net

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Re: [WISPA] Hotel HotSpot/Gateway Support

2007-05-29 Thread Blair Davis

Let them do the teir one support.

Else you will get calls from people who can't turn on the wireless 
switch on the laptop or who forgot to bring a cat5 cable with 
them.  ;)


Cliff Leboeuf wrote:

I have been approached by a local Hotel to provide Internet access and control 
for their guest.

My concern is the 24-hour support for the hotspot/gateway. Does anyone have 
suggestions on how much support may be required and how you price such service? 
Do you offer 24-hour support to the hotel IT department after they are called 
first by the guest, or all the guest individually place support calls directly 
to you?

- Cliff LeBoeuf - 985-879-3219 
- www.cssla.com 
- www.triparish.net
  


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