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Re: [vox] 802.11b wireless

Althought I'm in Sacto, this interests me.  Any idea what the rates will be?

Don Dunn

>>> <gherteg@valinux.com> 07/20 2:33 PM >>>
Well, a little bit of promising news...  I just spoke to a tech from Sonic
(www.sonicisp.net) about their wireless plans for Davis.  Seems they're in the
process of bidding for a WPOP located at Mace and Highway 80.  According to the
tech, it will have a 15 mile range and ~1.8Mbit/sec speed.  He said the process
should be done in 4-6 weeks.

Much happier than the news I got from the DSL tech yesterday.  She said Mace
Ranch's residential gateway won't be upgraded until December at the earliest,
but that's just an estimate...

Now if I could just borrow a couple of 14dBi directionals to see if my new place
can talk to Greystone through the line of two story houses that separate us... 

-- Geoffrey

Quoting speck@blkmtn.org: 

> Depending on your traffic, 
> http://www.netnimble.com/index.html#services 
> might work for you.  Unfortuanatly as it is a metered service, I don't
> want to risk it because I don't actually my traffic patterns.  Never got
> around to maintaining MRTG on my home network.  SIGH.  Guess I should
> have.
> In about a month, I will probably be building a yagi antennae so I can
> link to my friends house.  I'll have to assemble and post all the links
> to various sites I have found in the last few days.
> -sp
> On Thu, 19 July 2001, gherteg@valinux.com wrote:
> > 
> > Are there any businesses in the line of sight of 5th and Pena that
> might be
> > willing to help a LUG member establish an 802.11b broadband connection
> to the
> > Internet (ala Robert X. Cringely's 802.11b bootleg -- see
> > http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010712.html for details)?
> > 
> > SBC's jerking Matt and I around by not telling us when we can expect
> the
> > residential gateway to be partitioned for DSL, and OmSoft/Megapath
> can't get us
> > service because of this...  @Home's not an option, thanks to TCI's
> terrible
> > infrastructure, so now we're left with dialup or satellite...  Both
> are
> > unpalletable.
> > 
> > Can anyone help, or know of alternative solutions mentioned in replies
> to Mark's
> > email?
> > 
> > Thanks much in advance!
> > 
> > -- Geoffrey

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