[ubuntu-us-nm] EPC Open Mesh OM2 and OM3

Chris Brotherton chris at protonlab.net
Sun Mar 15 14:56:27 GMT 2009


I'll add an agenda item.

Chris.

David Einerson wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> That sounds like an excellent idea! Perhaps it would give everyone a
> chance to see the changes around EPC, too.
> 
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Chris Brotherton <chris at protonlab.net
> <mailto:chris at protonlab.net>> wrote:
> 
>     Dave,
> 
>     This is great news.  Maybe we can have an upcoming face-2-face at the
>     EPC.  That will really put the wireless network under some stress :)
> 
>     Chris.
> 
>     David Einerson wrote:
>     > Hello team,
>     >
>     > Some good news on the EPC Open Mesh front. A full 24 hours without an
>     > outage. The signal strengths and throughput has improved markedly as
>     > well. I was able to convince a few more EPC residents to give the new
>     > mesh network a try, so we now have a real load on the network.
>     >
>     > My next steps are to get an 8 port switch to fully replace the 24 port
>     > hub that was giving us problems and I will try to couple the wires
>     that
>     > used the 5 port hub in St Josephs copy/break room. If I can't couple
>     > them, I'll just use a spare 5 port switch I have (this is the one I
>     > tested all this with yesterday). We are rapidly approaching the
>     day when
>     > we may shutdown the old wireless router and just use it as a wired
>     router.
>     >
>     > Another note: a few of the residents are seeing speedy throughput of
>     > between 300-500 KB/s wirelessly depending on how new their NIC's are.
>     > This is what finally converted some of the others to join in and give
>     > the new network a try.
>     >
>     > On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:10 AM, David Einerson
>     <deinerson1 at gmail.com <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>
>     > <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Okay, some good news I think: OM2 is now connected directly to our
>     >     new switch and all the lights are proper. I looked closely and it
>     >     was connected to a hub rather than a switch. This means for
>     the time
>     >     being OM2 is only about 20 feet from OM1, so what I'll do is
>     wait a
>     >     day or so to make sure it stays up. If all goes well, I'll replace
>     >     that old hub with a new switch and we'll probably be all set.
>     >
>     >     Ah hah! See this screenshot:
>     >     http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/369550/epc-open-mesh-om2_diag.jpg
>     >     Notice the gateway column and that OM1,2,3 are all now showing
>     up as
>     >     gateways. This is most excellent! This looks to me like the
>     two old
>     >     hubs or perhaps hubs in general are not open-mesh friendly.
>     >
>     >     I will indeed give it a few days to shore this conclusion. And as
>     >     mentioned before, I'll get another switch to replace the
>     >     intermediary hub and move OM2 back to it's original location
>     in the
>     >     NW corner of EPC.
>     >
>     >     I think this issue is well on it's way to being licked.
>     >
>     >
>     >     On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:42 AM, David Einerson
>     >     <deinerson1 at gmail.com <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>
>     <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >         Ok team,
>     >
>     >         Something appears awry in between the new switch and OM2.
>     On the
>     >         new switch, 4 other connections have proper lights and
>     behavior,
>     >         but OM2 shows only the linkactivity light. The
>     >         FullDuplex/Colision and the 10/100 lights are off, which I am
>     >         interpreting as it is running in half-duplex and 10 Mbps.
>     Next I
>     >         am going to move OM2 one step up the wired link chain. For
>     those
>     >         without a mental picture, OM2 is two switches down the
>     chain, so
>     >         I'll eliminate the last switch for now to see if that one
>     is the
>     >         troublemaker (or the wiring, perhaps)
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >         On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM, David Thomas
>     >         <dthomas at cableone.net <mailto:dthomas at cableone.net>
>     <mailto:dthomas at cableone.net <mailto:dthomas at cableone.net>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >             Keep me posted
>     >
>     >
>     >             On Sat, 2009-03-14 at 09:47 -0600, David Einerson wrote:
>     >             > Dave Thomas,
>     >             >
>     >             > Let's see where the new switch puts us.
>     >             >
>     >             > On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:30 AM, David Thomas
>     >             > <dthomasdigital at gmail.com
>     <mailto:dthomasdigital at gmail.com>
>     >             <mailto:dthomasdigital at gmail.com
>     <mailto:dthomasdigital at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>     >             >         What can I do to help.
>     >             >
>     >             >
>     >             >         On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:22 AM, David Einerson
>     >             >         <deinerson1 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>
>     >             <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:deinerson1 at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>     >             >
>     >             >
>     >             >                 Hello all,
>     >             >
>     >             >                 I bought and have been using a medium
>     >             quality power
>     >             >                 line filter and surge suppressor for OM2
>     >             for about a
>     >             >                 week now and it is still going down
>     >             mysteriously. So,
>     >             >                 now that I have some time, I am going to
>     >             try and
>     >             >                 diagnose it. We have the same
>     problem with
>     >             OM3, but I
>     >             >                 will start with OM2.
>     >             >
>     >             >                 I am going to try one thing in
>     particular.
>     >             I am
>     >             >                 thinking the hub we are using could
>     be the
>     >             issue, so I
>     >             >                 am going to put a brand new switch
>     in the
>     >             hub's place
>     >             >                 and see if the old hub is the issue.
>     I'll
>     >             pass along
>     >             >                 my results soon.
>     >             >
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