[nSLUG] Linuxfest networking (was: Linux Fest Wireless? (fwd))

Michael Gillie mikegpc at hemmysoft.com
Sat Mar 27 01:07:06 ADT 2010


Hey Folks,

If I'm able to attend (which is still in the air at the moment) I may be
able to provide a LinkSys Wireless N router with a range of 25 feet, give or
take. With proper subnetting, we could set it all up so there are no
conflicts.

Regards,


Michael




On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:16 PM, Pat Gagnon <patgagnon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can also lend 2 wireless routers, with 4 wired ports, and 2 wireless
> access points.
>
> Pat
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca [mailto:nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca] On
> Behalf
> Of Jack Warkentin
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 7:41 PM
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
> Subject: [nSLUG] Linuxfest networking (was: Linux Fest Wireless? (fwd))
>
> Hi Everybody
>
> This helps a great deal, as we now know that
>
>   -  we are basically on our own as far as setting up networking for the
>      Linuxfest is concerned,
>
>   -  we need either a dedicated machine or a wireless router *whose MAC
>      address is registered with ITS* as the basis for our own network
>      for the Linuxfest, and
>
>   -  we need sufficient switches and access points to provide wired and
>      wireless networking for our event.
>
> Of course, the next question is, who is able and willing to supply the
> necessary equipment?
>
> Pat Gagnon has some networking equipment to give away. Could some of it be
> used to supply all or part of the above?
>
> Regards
>
> Jack
>
> Oliver Baltzer wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >>> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:04:56 -0400 (AST), Richard Bonner
> >>> <ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca> wrote:
> >>>      Do you know how we can get Internet accessibility for the Linux
> >>> Fest? Last time, someone from Dal ACM brought in a hub or similar.
> >>
> >> I don't know if anything has changed with the UCIS/ITS network since
> >> the last Install Fest I was helping to setup, but we used to run a
> >> local network routed by either a dedicated machine or a
> >> OpenWRT/DD-WRT router which also provided a public wireless for the time
> of the event.
> >> Additionally the wired network was extended by two 100 Mb/s switches.
> >> The reason for this setup was that UCIS required wired machines to
> >> have their MAC addresses registered and Dal Wireless is only
> >> accessible with a "Dal NetID" which not every visitor might have. The
> >> local network took care of this.
> >>
> >> I doubt UCIS has changed their policies since, so you should plan
> >> accordingly. Also, with the number of laptops and general wireless
> >> devices growing a single cell powered by a simple wireless router may
> >> not be sufficient. In that case it might be worth-while to talk to
> >> UCIS or FCS if it is possible to piggy-back a second public wireless
> >> network on their infrastructure.
>
> And Karl Vollmer wrote:
>
> >   I can answer that. Nope. If CS wants to provide a physical
> > connection that's fine, but especially considering the network
> > configuration / wap changes that would be required to do that they
> > (ITS) will not and it would be unresonable to even ask. Expect to have
> > to provide your own wireless for the time being. I know there are
> > plans to provide some sort of public/automatic registration for Dal
> > wireless that might solve this issue in the future but it's not there
> > yet.
> >
> > Also UCIS doesn't exist. It's ITS now :)
> >
> > -Karl
>  >>
> >> I hope this helps.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Oliver
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