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Mississippi Grant Project

This page will serve as a central repository for proposals and decisions regarding our upcoming grant proposal. Please date your thoughts and leave your name. -MichaelWeinberg

At Hack Night, the following was outlined:

  • Meyer Deadline Jan 15th. Answer within 3 mo.
  • Rooftop on N. Mississippi 4000 block
  • Requesting 6 MB DSL line donation (ISP to be announced)
  • VoIP phones in local businesses, other community gathering places
  • Community message board and other network services
  • Metrix or similar solution as backbone
  • AaronBaer will be lead for getting all tech info worked out

  • MichaelWeinberg will write grant proposal and oversee execution

  • Grant will be for 1 year, with first 6 mo. dedicated to buildout and last 6 mo. for tweaking and community education/outreach. -MichaelWeinberg 11/11/04

Site survey was done this morning. Plan to use a 3 radio antenna array mounted on a chimney. Currently two rooftops are in play: one as the anchor point and wired backhaul location, and the other for wireless backhaul to extend the coverage. -MichaelWeinberg 11/13/04

Hardware Information and Prices

Backhaul Infrastructure

Metrix Mark II $539.99/each BR http://metrix.net/metrix/products/packages/MET-KIT-MARK-II.html

Metrix Mark I $329/each BR http://metrix.net/metrix/products/packages/MET-KIT-MARK-I.html

Cisco 1230 AIRONET 1230 AG ACCESS POINT (donation) BR http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6132/index.html

Client Infrastructure

Linksys/Cisco Bridges WET54GS5 $158.65/each BR http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=615

Other Needed Hardware


Antenna Mounts

POE Injectors $40/each

LMR400 20' $25; 10' $18

Other needed equipment

Network Gadgets

VoIP phones GrandStream Budgetone $65/each BR http://voipstore.pulver.com/product_info.php?products_id=33

MississippiGrantProject (last edited 2008-03-15 12:32:25 by JasonMcArthur)