Some good news and bad news about the Golden Hill network.
The good news is today we installed the second stage increase in capacity at the Pink Palace. We've more than doubled the speed by adding a 2Mbit line to the existing 1.5Mbit line, and this may increase to 3Mbit over the next couple of weeks.
The bad news is that the big thunderstorm last week appears to have subtly damanged some equipment. The timing was particularly unfortunate as 5 key Socalfreenet volunteers were in Bay St Louis MS all last week.
We've installed all the spares we had,
Cannot find server:
Submitted by rusn8tr on 24 September, 2005 - 7:27pm.
I have windows'98SE and I'm having problems getting IE to load Pages.
I currently am using a linksys wireless adapter and can get access to any hot spot or for that fact any wireless network without having to jump through hoops to get on to the internet meaning settings or having to adjust any network connections properties. But to get on to socalfreenet it just don't work. Please help me I live on 1000 block of 24th st. and am next to two nodes and recieve a signal between 20 & 40 %. I've tried internet options and setting my TCP/IP network properties. So any info on how to find a server would be helpful.
My computer will pick up the signal throughout the day. My question is this: Do Mac users still have to buy that kit from Influx? I have a LINKSYS wireless router and was also wondering if that could help for my situation. Im glad I found you guys, and that you are in my area. Thanks for the help!
Extremely Important Notice - Please Read!
We've received a report from one of our internet providers that infected computer(s) in our network have been generating spam and they will disable all internet access for everyone unless we fix it. So, if you have a machine running Microsoft Windows,
- please visit this Symantec Virus Cleanup site and follow the instructions.
- If you find this virus on your machine, please notify us by email so we know the problem has been taken care of.
The following are the subnets and various hardware info for the Golden Hill network. It is currently incomplete.
Subnet 10.12.2.0/27 - K26 (924 26th Street)
This installation uses the 10.12.2.0/27 subnet - i.e. 10.12.2.0 to 10.12.2.31. This is further divided as follows:
|wi0||10.12.2.0/27||10.12.2.1||wireless 802.11b AP|
I am trying to get on socalfreenet using Netgear wg121 802.11g wireless. I am able to see socalfreenet.org and the signal is stronger than some other ones I am able to connect to (it has 3 bars/5) but it just keeps on trying to connect without actually ever connecting.
Any tips on how to connect it?
Same thing happens to me, SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
Here is our "Standard AP" as of Nov 2004. It is a Matrix Mark I kit, but with the deeper box, and with the addition of an 802.11a radio (a 5004 a/b/g card).
This picture shows the great line of sight back to the main feed at the Pink Palace as shown by the red X. However there are significant multipath problems we think caused by the palm trees just below. Signal strengh is a great -70dBi over -95dBi noise, but pings are all over the map (-3ms to 300ms). Pointing a little off centre reduced the signal strength to -80dBi, but pings became more reliable.
Today we installed another node in the Golden Hill network. This installation was a "textbook" installation with no significant hurdles, aside from some multi-path issues we're still exploring (see below). This will provide new coverage to many apartment buildings that were previously facing the wrong way to use other nodes.
The equipment for this node is an updated version of our standard AP. One box contains two radios, a 200mW 802.11b radio to provide local AP services and an 802.11a radio for the backhaul to the main node with the DSL internet feed.
This picture shows the Metrix box and 802.11a panel mounted on the vent pole. Out of sight above them is the 802.11b omni. On the ground is the conduit holding the 8 gauge copper grounding (lightning protection) wire and outdoor rated cat-5 cable which we're using to provide power via PoE. The conduit keeps everything tidy and will reduce the danger of someone tripping over it and damaging the installation.