grantbow at gmail.com
Fri May 15 22:24:51 UTC 2009
Nice catch, Eric!
If I am reading the materials correctly (I'll read them again over the
next days), Tricord's electricity rates seem to be $109.50 discounted
rate for 5A / 500W of power during the show, the smallest available
option. I suspect this would be mighty helpful if we could make it
happen in some way.
Pricing from Tricord seems to be $895 for a 10/100 cat5 wire
connection plus $200 for additional IP addresses provided by
StreamLine. The contract says an IP is required for each computer.
This is bolded, italicized and it says regardless of NAT. "Internet
Access at the San Jose Convention Center is through a DS-3 (45Mb/sec)
circuit from Allegience / XO (30 times the bandwidth of a standard T-1
connection)." I see no discussion (or guarantee) of bandwidth.
Tethered 3G connections, anyone? I have a pair of WRT54GL we can use
at the show. They can be configured to do NAT and some other
interesting things that I'll try to learn before the show. I know
they have extensive capabilities with the right combination of
software and configuration. Hopefully we can arrange for a secured
wifi connection from a friendly neighbor. I have constructed some
simple, inexpensive and effective directional reflectors (using file
folders and aluminum foil) for the antennas to boost signals. 
-- Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com>
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