We had some more rooftime updating the solar powered C St and 23rd location that is quite popular. It was the last in a series of nodes that required a hardware update (new radio) to work around a bug that's prevalent in many laptops (the so-called 'sleep mode' bug) and causes the access point to hang. This required frequent reboots.
Anyhow, geek details aside, this location is back up and good as new, powered, as always just by sunshine. And it should now stay up much more consistently. Enjoy!
I just moved to C street between the 24th and 25th, and I got so glad when I figured out the neighboorhood has free internet access.
I have an Mac computer and I get my signal through the airport, but when I try to use the video-conferencing program that comes with the Mac OSX, the iChat AV, I am never able to conduct a video conferencing (nothing wrong with the text messenging tough).
I open all the ports necessary on my personal firewall, but I still can get it working. I think it might be something at the Nodes... maybe some kind of embemded firewall?!
Does anybody know anything about that?
I live around 25th and C street... about a month ago i was able to get online perfectly.. and now its almost non existant or extremely slow.. i really apreciate what you are doing and have just been waiting for it to turn up again.. but is there any kind of estimated time as to when it will get fixed? thanks so much!
Today we hastily gathered tools and volunteers and headed up to La Cresta to make some repairs and rebuild some facilities slightly ahead of schedule. This is a quick report on what happened and what we did today. Thanks again to all those that turned up to help on such short notice!
We received a report yesterday (Friday) of problems at La Cresta - stands to reason, since I'd just written how everything was stable there. Some phone debugging suggested that DHCP wasn't working.
To cut a long debug story short
Current network status for Golden Hill: All nodes are working except for Broadway at 27th (see comments below). Casa 23 is reported to be very slow - we're working on it. Everything else should be much faster as of last Sat (Oct 3) as we upgraded the capacity by 2.5.