Richard and I had a good meeting with Adam Cattle the Education IT support officer with responsibility for Bannerman Road School on Friday (16/1) facilitated by Dick Turpin, the school’s community development worker, and one of the governors (or he might have left the governors to take up this post, I didn’t get clear that […]
Well I think the best plan to extend the network now is to install another node the same as the ECC in say St Pauls or St Werburghs. Linking the 2 together would be best done using a point to point (can to can) link with 2 Buffalos in the PCMCIA slots of the multias. […]
Thanks to Rich for all the help and advice – we have two omni’s up and running on Sydenham Road (back of Ninetree Hill) and Armada Place. I’m posting this from the new office! We have built the system from the ground up using Debian with two MA311 cards. I hope to be able to […]
Rich and I have finally approached the school about our long discussed idea of rolling out the network (and free computers) to parents of children at Bannerman Road School. We’ve pitched the idea as having everyone online for the September 2004 start of school year. Whether that’s feasible or not is still open for debate, […]
The second Bristol Wireless surgery will go ahead in the foyer of Easton Community centre on Thursday November 13th between 6pm and 8pm coinciding with the last night of the training course that has been held every Thursday night in the ICT suite for the last few weeks (and with the St Pauls ICT group […]
Not sure if this is very accurate .. or if it even works correctly yet 🙂 Should update every 15mins: http://stats.mjleonard.me.uk
Hurrah! We’ve got the multia mounted and running the new antenna at the ECC; it’s all up and working ! 🙂 We still can’t see it from the lab tho :/ Lessons learnt: calling a rigger (£60.00) with all the tools makes the process easy. The LDF 450 cable is good but hard to use […]
As agreed at the last meeting we are about to erect another antenna on the Easton Community Centre. This will increase the signal range and accommodate a wider proportion of Easton. The rigger has given us a price of £60.00 and he can fit it on Thursday 14/10/03. We will be making up some cables […]
Bristol Wireless Network Report Introduction: Bristol Wireless currently has 2 main operating nodes running a distribution of Debian Linux. The nodes are situated at the Easton Community Centre (ECC) and the Chelsea Inn (Chelsea). The node at the Chelsea talks back to the main node at the ECC and also runs as an open access […]
RP-SMA to N-type female pigtail suitable for Netgear ma311 or me101 £14.95 incl. VAT www.wirelesspro.co.uk/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=26
Don’t forget to check out http://flakey.info for antenna designs.
8dB outdoor omnidirectional antenna £37.12 incl. VAT + delivery 12dB outdoor omnidirectional antenna £57.95 incl. VAT + delivery http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-outdoorantenna.htm Good value pre-made omnidirectional antennas for setting up an access point or repeating node 🙂
15dB parabolic mesh antenna £28.95 incl. VAT www.wirelesspro.co.uk/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=32 Good value directional antenna for client use or point-to-point links.
I’m wondering.. Given that signal loss on coax is big problem with wireless networking.. How pricey is low loss coax (by the metre). Is it cheaper to make mast mountable AP (AP in a box) and run power over ethernet to it .. if not a matter of cost , a matter of performance which […]