Following the recent exceptionally stormy weather of the last couple of weeks, Bristol Wireless’ Lloyd Cohen and Rich Higgs have paid a visit to Holroyd House on Windmill Hill – our most exposed location – and Armada House in Kingsdown to check the condition of the bolts holding our antennae to the buildings. While they […]
Bristol Wireless’s backbone is now live, giving us wide coverage within the city.
Last week was a busy one for wireless news as both Bristol and Manchester announce plans for infrastructure projects.
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The other day I compiled openwrt in the lab and have it running very nicely on the APs I’m testing for the flats installation. It’s a very manual set-up, but once configured it works really well and does exactly what we need. It generally seems quicker and more stable then the older sveasoft satori releases […]
Nablus has gone ipv6, if only ipv6 over ipv4 tunnel. 🙂 3ffe:bc0:8000:0:8000:0:c393:529d is his new address, but I don’t think there’s actually anything running on it. You might possibly be able to see the default Debian Apache index.html and maybe the other services are running on it too. Who knows? It was just a bit […]
Bristol City Council will pioneer later this year what is believed to be the UK’s single largest urban wireless broadband network. Entitled ‘StreetNet’, the project will set up a outdoor wireless access zone that will deliver high-speed internet services across an area initially covering around three square kilometres. As well as being available to the […]
http://informal.org.uk/people/julian/publications/the_state_of_wireless_london/#towards-a-city-wide-meshed-network This study looks at how wireless networking (WLAN) in London has developed over the last three years from hacktivist pastime to mainstream pursuit. Comparing networks built by freenetwork groups, commercial hotspot providers, and public sector initiatives the study also examines the sales and uptake of WLAN equipment and makes some direct measurements of wireless […]
Hi, I’m located in Oxford. I’m not aware of any local plans to create a wireless community, as such, but Oxford Indymedia are looking at using wireless for at least two different point-to-point applications. So here’s a question: is it possible to get a one-hop wireless link working over a distance of about 1Km, on […]
Been having a look around for some models and found this one (DWL-G520 by dlink) from www.ebuyer.com which comes in around £31.37 incl. VAT. This has the antenna attached to the back, though assume it can be relocated with a extension cable? Darren
The first node for the Easton Residents Network is being rolled out today at Greenhaven Sheltered Housing Greenbank Avenue East BS5 6EW Hopefully they’ll be a report here later today as to how it went.
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 […]
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 […]
WITHOUT WIRE CONFERENCE, BRISTOL, 11 NOVEMBER If you operate within the wireless arena (products/services/consultancy etc.), or are a business crying out for BB Access (and in the short to medium term wireless may be the only solution), then this is for you. All day conference, commencing with coffee and registration at 9.15am and finishing at […]
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.