Personal Telco University
Next class meets February 7th at PortlandStateUniversity room 229
3: Compare pricing of at least two IspWirelessPolicies
4: Burn a DebianLinux disk (stable)
5: Describe a FastFourierTransform
8: Generate GnuPg keys
Class Eight :: Operational Security
- Generating Keys
- Wireless Security
Class One :: Intro - DarrinEden
PersonalTelco Model, Operation and Organization
- "We are here to promote and build public wireless networks through community support and education."
- Core Values
- Legal Framework
- The Board
- The Directors
- The Advisors
- Communication Tools
- PTP Specifics
- PTP Specifics
If you need help, or have a general question, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
PTP Contact List shows the individuals who are in charge of specific parts of running the PTP
The General MailingList is set up to ask questions, put forth ideas and get to know the other memebers of the PTP.
- Request Tracker
- PTP Specifics
- Face to face
- Every month we try and get together for some face time at our monthly meeting. They are informal events; anyone interested in learning more or helping out is welcome to come and ask (or answer) questions. We try to keep the meeting agenda page up to date so people can come informed with some idea of what to expect. Monthly meetings are normally held on the last Wednesday of each month, but occasionally vary due to space availability. Times are announced on the general and announce mailing lists, on the news page, and on the monthly meeting page.
- A small group of core members gather almost every week at our weekly meetings. We get together to work on problems that need to be solved. If you are just looking for help getting started your best bet is the mailing lists, but if you're looking to get seriously involved, this is the best way to meet the team. Weekly meetings are normally held every Tuesday, except the last week of each month, in which case the monthly meeting takes precedence. Times are normally announced on the general list a couple of days before they happen.
- Playdays are a time and place for all interested people to gather, listen to some presenters, exchange ideas, break up into focused groups and work at building up each others' knowledge. Often the Playdays have a focus of one particular topic.
- Workshops are set up to work on particular projects. They tend to be very hands-on and often produce items of use by the participants or the PTP in general.
Class Two :: Site Survey - JasonMcArthur
- Physical layout.
- Building materials, size and their effect on RF.
- Identify user areas.
- Location of AP(s)
- Antenna types
- Discussion of various types of antennes and their properties.
- What antennas do and how they are calculated into EIRP.
- TX/RX explanation
- FCC regulations in 802.11b, UNII-1, 2 and 3 (802.11a)
- Survey software
- Kismet and other sofware.
- Ping and it's use.
Class Three :: How to hack Qwest?
- Network Configuration
Class Four :: How to build a node? - AaronBaer
- Building the machine
- Running Builder
Class Five :: Access Points and Antennae
- Management Frames
- Data Frames
Class Six :: Node Maintainence
Suggested Reading List
Five scholarships will be awarded.