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This is the infrastructure that will "cloud" the Mississippi area with the main source of network conectivity.

The backbone of the network will look something like this:
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The building at the corner of Mississippi and Shaver will host the main source of the network. This will consist of
three wireless devices. One device providing an onmi-directional presence and two devices with dirctional vagi or patch
antennas with high gain one pointing south and one pointing north along the length of Mississippi.
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In the initial roll out there will be two other backhaul points south of the initial

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

This is the infrastructure that will "cloud" the Mississippi area with the main source of network conectivity.

The backbone of the network will look something like this: BR The building at the corner of Mississippi and Shaver will host the main source of the network. This will consist of three wireless devices. One device providing an onmi-directional presence and two devices with dirctional vagi or patch antennas with high gain one pointing south and one pointing north along the length of Mississippi. BR In the initial roll out there will be two other backhaul points south of the initial

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

Antennas

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

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