On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 10:51:45AM -0000, Wynne, Conor came forth with:
> Hi all,
>> A friend in work showed me this today, and being someone who will jump on any old bandwagon - shown a carrott. http://dublin.irishwan.org/map.htm>> Its not limited to Dublin, I'm just from Lucan so thats why... I wonder how much the kit costs, I was thinking that we could set up a proxy farm, mp3 and asf storage - nothing illegal of course - I'd love to recover my stargate asf's coz I accidentally deleted them. At approx 10Mbit, it would be well fast enough and we could create our own broad band. Personally I am willing to make a little investment in the kit - as long as its not too expensive and there is sufficient interest.
>> What cha think? I know there are a few heads in Lucan -, and there are already two red spots in the village so we are half way there.
>The kit will cost from around €250 upwards, depending on what you want
to do. The simplest one is for you to be a leaf node connecting to a central
point. Then you just need a card, aerial, and the requisite cabling. There's
a lot of info on this on the site.
However, I've been watching the dublin forum since it started up, and
despite great intentions, it's all gone horribly quiet recently (unless
something happened over the weekend).
there's also the point that 7km is really the feasible maximum without
breaking Irish Law, and you really do need Line of Sight... leaves on trees
etc are extremely detrimental to the signal.
All power to anyone who's interested, but from my experience with my own
base station, and seeing what they did with a wireless lan at the last LBW,
I'd be amazed if someone can cover Dublin well.
(That said, a mini-WAN in places like lucan wouldn't be a major problem, but
you'd be cut off and have to use a wire to get to the rest of the world.)
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