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[#] Thu May 22 2014 12:54:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Connect that to an aftermarket ethernet/WiFi router. I ***strongly***

recommend the cicso home office router. About a hundred bucks. Probably


Cisco's wifi products (real Cisco, not Linksys-co) tend to be really really good. Good range.

[#] Thu May 22 2014 16:14:04 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Thu May 22 2014 12:54:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Connect that to an aftermarket ethernet/WiFi router. I ***strongly***

recommend the cicso home office router. About a hundred bucks. Probably


Cisco's wifi products (real Cisco, not Linksys-co) tend to be really really good. Good range.

linksys is cisco no more - its belkin.



[#] Thu May 22 2014 19:26:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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For a while, "Linksys" was the name of a nationwide free wifi provider.

[#] Fri May 23 2014 01:53:45 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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May 22 2014 9:54am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored) in I Want
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Connect that to an aftermarket ethernet/WiFi router. I
***strongly***

recommend the cicso home office router. About a hundred bucks.
Probably


Cisco's wifi products (real Cisco, not Linksys-co) tend to be really

really good. Good range.


Yup, fully agree. My cisco home office router w/ WiFi has excellent WiFi range. My hamshack is about 250 ft from the main house. A few years back (with a different WiFi router) we had to use a WiFi "extender" to get coverage out there. With the cisco the signal is about 75% of max on my laptop out in the "shack." And the speed is, well, not what it is when in the main house, but more than acceptible for web browsing and maintaining my online ham radio log at QRZ (www.qrz.com).

At $100 or so it is not the "inexpensive Big Box toy" but far less expensive than the "real cisco" stuff I am accustomed to seeing in ISP NOCs.

Buy one (if they still sell them!). They're great!

[#] Mon May 26 2014 09:55:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You can pick up a Cisco 1240 (access point only, no router) for USD $50 or less on eBay nowadays. Range is phenomenally good, and the idea of splitting your router/firewall from your access point is good practice from a network layout point of view.

Of course I should also point out that 250 ft is less than 328 feet (100 meters) so Vince should really get out the trencher and wire up his radio shack (giggle snicker giggle) directly to the network :) :) :)

[#] Mon May 26 2014 16:54:03 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Of course I should also point out that 250 ft is less than 328 feet
(100 meters) so Vince should really get out the trencher and wire up
his radio shack (giggle snicker giggle) directly to the network :) :)

:)



If you go as little as 6" into the ground here you hit the lava cap. Something you almost never see in the dull and boring geology otherwise known as New York, where the last interesting event was when that glacier stalled just 'round Central Park...

Need heavy machinery or The Hulk to break through that stuff.

You can do that, IGgy, if you like. I wanna watch!

[#] Mon May 26 2014 23:01:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heavy explosives it is, then. Blasting for fun.

So what about power? Did you fly the power line or are you running Teh Shack on batteries?

[#] Tue May 27 2014 01:01:43 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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May 26 2014 8:01pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored) in I Want
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Heavy explosives it is, then. Blasting for fun.

So what about power? Did you fly the power line or are you running
Teh Shack on batteries?



The building where the radios are located was here when I bought the place, power and all. There is ethernet to the building. We ran CAT5 cable out to the building about 8 years ago and it is still hooked to one of the switches here in the main house. I haven't tested it in many years - no idea if it still works - probably does.

[#] Mon Jun 02 2014 17:57:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, so again, if there's Ethernet in the shack then why are you running wifi?

[#] Mon Jun 02 2014 21:34:06 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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S&G

[#] Sun Jun 08 2014 23:49:17 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Mon Jun 02 2014 09:34:06 PM EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS
S&G

Agreed.  A ham shack should most properly be networked wireless.



[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 04:23:38 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Agreed.  A ham shack should most properly be networked wireless.


Actually.... no. There are enough potential spurious radiation sources in the average ham shack without adding WiFi. Especially in this day and age of transceivers full of microprocessors powered by DC instead of self-contained power supplies - and folks think it is ok to use those cheap "switching" power supplies which radiate all over the place.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 08:38:44 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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"Radiating milk isotropically..."

Sorry. I know it has nothing to do with the discussion, but I love that old joke and its punchline.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 12:16:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Until I see photos proving otherwise, I shall assume that Vince has a spherical ham shack of uniform density.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 15:10:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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+1, IG.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 15:20:00 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Jun 9 2014 9:16am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored) in I Want
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Until I see photos proving otherwise, I shall assume that Vince has a

spherical ham shack of uniform density.



He is obviously mistaking that with the photo of my pre-diet stomach!

[#] Mon Jun 16 2014 12:24:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Since I'll be moving soon, it was time to call the cable company and feign interest in switching, so that I could present their best offer to Verizon when I renew at my new address.

Hah. It was enough of a hassle to convince them that no, I was not going to give them my social security number just so that they can check on offering me their best deal. The sales person had to call in a supervisor to get permission to make me an offer without my ss#. Then they finally came back with an offer that was within a few dollars of what I'm already paying with Verizon, oh and there would also be a $65 charge to perform the installation and port my phone number.

On to Verizon. Same price I'm paying now, all my equipment (DVR, router etc) gets upgraded at no charge, installation fees waived, and by the way I get a $300 prepaid Visa card and a free LG tablet as a customer retention bonus.

Both providers made my decision very easy. Now I just have to undo all the ugly wiring the cable company put in. They flew a cable from the pole, when the power and phone companies ran underground, and they did all of the room wiring by stapling coaxial cable to the outside of the house. I hate when they do that.

[#] Mon Jun 16 2014 13:28:01 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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So, will UnCensored be offline at any point, and if so, for about how long?

[#] Mon Jun 16 2014 14:36:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I thought Uncensored was run out of a colocation or the like. I don't think he runs it out of his home anymore, although he may have changed things at some point when I wasn't looking.

[#] Mon Jun 16 2014 15:41:41 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Right. The squirrels in his basement are scared by the cat and power UCG...



Many moons ago UCG existed at IG's domain. This is no longer true.

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