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Re: Next NANOG

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Wed Feb 28 18:18:31 2001

Merit actually has enough access points (it really only takes 4-6 of
them... it's more of a user mindshare issue... hence the continuing
availability of laptop drops... note however that there are fewer at the
recent meeting (ie. we had almost 300 for one room at nanog 17).

the cisco folks used about 24 access points(overkill) for the ietf in
sandiego that was enough to blanket the conference center and the hotel
below the 3rd floor...

joelja



On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Alex wrote:

>
>
> I'd rather see NANOG/MERIT invest in like 15 or 20 base stations, rather
> than wasting the time/money on the cat5 cable and switches -- etc.
>
> A wireless card costs all of $200 these days... everyone could just get
> one.
>
>
>
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Joe Abley wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 08:23:19AM -0800, Lucy E. Lynch wrote:
> > > > Our big costs were US West curcuits into the hotel (6xT1 - we could have
> > > > gotten away with 4xT1) and cable - we had lenghts cut to fit the table
> > > > layout in the ballroom. We had switches & such on hand, and we "borrowed"
> > > > terminal room machines from one of the student labs -
> > >
> > > If these costs were negligible, how much would it have cost?
> > >
> > > (assuming, for example, an 802.11b shot from a hotel to an already-
> > > connected nearby building, donated transit,
> >
> > we actually tried to do a wireless run as a backup plan, but couldn't find
> > an open conduit, and the hotel balked at the thought of our wiring guys
> > coring 11 floors in order to get to the roof...
> >
> > I don't think nanog is quite ready to go wireless only in the meeting room
> > although cutting down on the wired infrastructure deployed is something
> > that's been worked on...
> >
> > > doing wireless-only in the
> > > conference and having some friendly vendor loan the machines for the
> > > terminal room).
> > >
> > >
> > > Joe
> > >
> >
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Joel Jaeggli				       joelja@darkwing.uoregon.edu
> > Academic User Services			     consult@gladstone.uoregon.edu
> >      PGP Key Fingerprint: 1DE9 8FCA 51FB 4195 B42A 9C32 A30D 121E
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > It is clear that the arm of criticism cannot replace the criticism of
> > arms.  Karl Marx -- Introduction to the critique of Hegel's Philosophy of
> > the right, 1843.
> >
> >
> >
>

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Joel Jaeggli				       joelja@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Academic User Services			     consult@gladstone.uoregon.edu
     PGP Key Fingerprint: 1DE9 8FCA 51FB 4195 B42A 9C32 A30D 121E
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It is clear that the arm of criticism cannot replace the criticism of
arms.  Karl Marx -- Introduction to the critique of Hegel's Philosophy of
the right, 1843.







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