[ubuntu-us-nm] EPC Network

Eric Krieger grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 24 13:40:23 GMT 2008

Whoops, forgot one last thing.  I've ordered a couple of the Open-Mesh
routers to play with and see how well they work.


... if they will workout, and if we choose to go the wireless route, I
will then use them for the EPC project.  If they don't well I may find
another use for them.


On Mon, 2008-11-24 at 06:32 -0700, Eric Krieger wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> 	So one of the topics of discussion for tomorrow's IRC meeting will be
> the EPC Network.  Yesterday I went buy EPC and had a great meeting with
> Sam, Gigi, Dave, and Jen(?). We discussed the networking options for EPC
> and the fact that I'm a major geek who watches Dr. Who, Star Trek, and
> reads SciFi books like "Enders Game" and "Hitchhikers Guild to the
> Galaxy."  So I'm a geek... =P  
> 	We also spent a few minutes measuring the current wireless signal to
> provide a baseline if we so choose to go the wireless route. I've posted
> my findings to...
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Endorphin_Power_Company_Ubuntu_Install_and_Support/WirelessNetwork
> I will also update the OpenOffice Draw diagram to reflect the current
> wired network at EPC and post exported PNGs to...  
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Endorphin_Power_Company_Ubuntu_Install_and_Support/WiredNetwork
> That said does anyone know of a online storage place that I could upload
> the OpenOffice Draw diagram that I've created? I'd like others to have
> the ability to download/tweak it.
> Anyways, a couple things to point out on the first diagram on the EPC
> WirelessNetwork page...
> 1 - Notice the signal and quality loss inside one of the rooms when the
> door is shut.
> 2- The 2inch conduit, that runs from the Community Building to the
> Waterman Building, is about 150ft long and terminates under a residents
> room at the SE side of the building. Fortunately, where the conduit
> terminates is near a crawl space that runs the length of the Waterman
> building.  The conduit does have a pull string to pull a CAT5(6) run.   
> To make it to the Wiring closet on the NE end of the building it roughly
> another 150ft.  This puts that run dangerously close to the 100m MAX
> CAT5e and CAT6 length, actually 90M is the recommends MAX but 100M can
> be achieved.  To push the run either 90 or 100M we would need switches
> in the enterprise class on both ends, I don't think a little home
> networking switch (i.e. linksys, netgear or dlink) will do.
> We can talk more about this tomorrow.  
> - Eric 
> ----------------------------------------
> Eric J. Krieger
> email: grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com
> Random Quote:
> "Winning isn't the most important
> thing; it's the only thing!"
>         -J. Caesar 
> Mon Nov 24 06:06:38 MST 2008 
> 06:06:38 up 18:30, 3 users, load average: 1.38, 1.57, 1.65 
> #1 SMP Tue Nov 4 19:33:20 UTC 2008 GNU/Linux 

- Eric 

Eric J. Krieger
email: grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com

Random Quote:

"I am not a crook!"
        -Any crook 

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