[Olpc-za] WiFi network &c
ron at ekhayaict.com
Fri Feb 29 04:15:41 EST 2008
that's great news!!
Rael (Lissoos) will be coming down to hook up 3 or four schools for us
and also help out with some server/content issues at Zwelenqaba, which
is 30min away from you. (More comms on separate channel)
Probably in March/April. I am sure he can include equipment for your
project too and bring that down, and also install if you like. He's on cc:
BTW, am also working with NMI on a network around Mqanduli, so it looks
like we might soon have a network of 40+ schools in the area. And that's
deep rural. WOW!
We would love to kit out an entire school class with XOs as part of our
school projects. We do actually have funding to buy some. Can someone
tell us how to get hold of them. Can anyone help us out on this? Antoine
was working on this
Best regards, Ron
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> From: "Jeff" <jeff at wildcoast.com>
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> Hi guys,
> I see there are some wireless oriented folk on this list, so I'm hoping to
> get some advice.
> We have sponsorship to link 5 schools' computer classrooms, between Coffee
> Bay and Hole in the Wall (on the Transkei Wild Coast), with a WiFi network.
> The OLPC wiki recommends that the WiFi backbone be run on 802.11a (5.8GHz)
> so as not to conflict with the 2,4GHz meshnet . . . and even if we're not
> immediately earmarked for OLPC rollout - I'm still hopeful and planning
> towards the day. :-)
> So my question is simply: what is the best equipment to use - and where can
> I source it? What do you guys use for your projects at Meraka, Kobus? Or can
> you refer me to someone on your team who can assist us?
> I tried, without success, to get quotes on Mikrotik gear before Christmas...
> but subsequent to that I started a new job and have been quite busy with
> other stuff... and now it's getting pretty urgent.
> I can't remember the names of all the people, apart from Miro, that I tried
> to source pricing from... but they all act as if Mikrotik routing is a new
> form of rocket science... and never came through with quotations. I would
> prefer Mikrotik, personally, but will happily run with anything reliable.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jeff Brown
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