Ken Vasilyev at WinnCom says that the TurboCell licenses are available
and should remain available via WinnCom. Software only....
He told me that WinnCom had complained loudly the last time terrorbeam
did this and had gotten sales of the licenses reinstated. He also said
that he did not expect terrorbeam to try it again after the bad
publicity from the last time....
Of course, your mileage may vary...
Here is a link to the Karlnet mailing list. Not very busy, but you can
often get help with TurboCell problems there...
For those who need it, here is Ken's contact info:
Winncom Technologies Corp.
30700 Carter Street,
Solon, OH 44139
Toll Free: 888 946-6266 Ext.117
Int'l (440) 498-9510 Ext. 117
Fax: (440) 498-9511
Blair Davis wrote:
I feel your pain as well..... Same deal here.
WinnCom is still listing the TurboCell licenses for sale. I will
confirm availability as soon as my sales guy gets back from lunch.
Rick's WRAP with CF will work as well. However, if the TurboCell
licenses are no longer available, I wonder if Rick will be able to
continue to produce them?
Other possibilities are in the works.
Terrorbeam/YDI/Proxim/Karlnet or whoever they are this week annoyed a
lot of people with this mishandling of the TurboCell software and
hardware. Not to mention the callous way they treated the folks at
the Karlnet offices in Ohio.
Personally, while I will continue to buy TurboCell licenses as long as
they are available, I will never consider any new
We are looking toward Netstream on WRAP or RouterBoard as our long
term solution. Others have their own choices for software/hardware.
Planning on doing each conversion of a tower and client equipment over
a weekend, then reclaiming to old TurboCell equipment for other
locations on other towers....
Mark Nash wrote:
Hello to the list...
My name is Mark Nash and I own & operate a little WISP of about 300
customers in Oregon.
For CPE, I started out using Breezecom 2.4GHz FH radios then switched
to Karlnet RSU's loaded w/Turbocell. Then the YDI/Terabeam/Proxim
series of mergers & acquisitions happened and I've got products from
all companies but they are all Turbocell CPE.
We have 6 WiPops surrounding our customer base (rural southern
Willamette Valley). We're using Trango backhauls...I started out
using them simply because of their low cost and advertised
bandwidth. I still have two in use from when the company was called
Sunstream (I think it was 2002). I remain happy about that decision.
We started out with a bridged network then ARP changed my tune and we
went to a routed design.
OK, so...there it is. For those of you who know what's going on with
Turbocell from the new Proxim, you probably know that I'm not happy
as they have set out to discontinue the Turbocell client software.
So I will soon have to purchase new AP's and shift some customers
around because I won't be able to purchase Turbocell-based devices.
That's the word from Proxim. So...anyone heard any differently? I've
also asked Proxim if we can 'downgrade' our Turbocell products to
802.11b and they are saying 'no'.
It's a you-know-what sandwich from which I'd rather not take a bite.
Does anyone feel my pain? Any way around these issues aside from
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