News about or from Bristol Wireless
Several new items added to the website news page. Most people will find the website first I expect, so we need to keep it up to date.
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 […]
The provisional agenda for the next meeting can be found at http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanAgendaNextMeeting It’s on the twiki so feel free to edit any items. The minutes of the last meeting are at http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanMinutes230803 The date for this last meeting was input wrong and was actually 23/09/03 NOT August as stated in the link. The last meeting […]
Unfortunately, Matt’s excellent network diagram has disappeared into the ether since this article was first published in October 2003. Our sincere apologies. 🙂
Minutes can be found at http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanMinutes230803 Training & Support See last post – http://forums.mjleonard.me.uk/viewtopic.php?p=35#35 Training will start on October 23rd, it might be an idea to incorporate a surgery night with one of the training nights to clear some of the PC boxen out of the office. If we do this it might be a […]
I thought it had happened, well I had major suspicions anyway, and am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but many of the machines we gave away on the Give Away Day appear to have gone out with Windows still installed, albeit dual boot. The Suse installation disks if left to their own […]
Saturday October 11th 10.30-5 Flax Drayton, South Petherton, Somerset Attendance free Bring and share lunch Crèche Suitable for old hands and raw beginners alike! Please confirm attendance before October 9th, especially if you require the creche for your children For more information contact UpStart on 0845 458 1473 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.upstart.coop […]
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 […]
I’ve built myself an access point using FreeBSD, and it’s dead easy! I have: One old P200 box (96meg ram, ethernet card, 2gig disk) One d-link dwl-520 prism 2.5 card A fresh install of FreeBSD on it ( http://www.freebsd.org ) Then to change this box into a functional access point takes just 5 commands! # […]
Well so far we’ve been unsuccessful at getting this working over wireless, but other people have said that it can be made to work so we will keep at it. The benefits of multicast streaming is that you can stream say a 4mbit bitrate video across the wireless and have in theory unlimited clients watching […]
Bristolwireless.net email addresses are now available.. current retreval methods are pop3 imap and webmail. Server addresses: pop3: mail.bristolwireless.net smtp: mail.bristolwireless.net imap: mail.bristolwireless.net webmail: http://mail.bristolwireless.net please email email@example.com to request an account 🙂
The Southampton Open Wireless project are running a wireless workshop weekend on the 25/26th of October. I know a few of us will be going along including me. 🙂 Post here if you plan to attend and we can plan how to get there. Related link: www.sown.org.uk/index.php/WirelessWorkshop
Please note that any card chipsets and specs posted here could change without notice 🙁 we will try and keep it upto date tho.
hermes chipset pcmcia card Pros: reasonably cheap good linux support external antenna (lucent connector) Cons: not as many options as a prism based device (perfect for client use tho) Uses: laptops, multia (or other desktop with pcmcia bridge) based clients Available from: www.ebuyer.co.uk www.dabs.com