Keith Lofstrom

I'm a rank newbie, showed up for my first PTP meeting July 23. Learn one, do one, teach one --- I'm still on step 1.

I don't have a node running yet. I have a household connection to Comcast cable (I can't get DSL here). Multiple machines running Redhat Linux 7.3 through 9.0, one Sun Ultra running Solaris 9. Lose98 running on three machines under Win4lin, no native M$ machines. Heaps of ethernet cables running everywhere.

My laptop is a Thinkpad T30 1.8GHz with a Cisco Aironet MPI350 [ MiniPCI] card. The machine is running Redhat 9.0 with an updated kernel, 2.4.20-13.9 with some mods for Win4lin and some EE CAD dongle drivers :-( .

With some help from the net, I have the MPI350 working (no, it is not the same as the PCMCIA 350) and on August 12, 2003, we popped its PTP cherry at Capuia! I'll be moving that card to my wife's T30 (the MPI350 firmware doesn't support GPL drivers) and getting a Senao/Teletronics card from LonnieWormley .

I have a Siemens Speedstream Wireless DSL/Cable Router, SS2624. It is a 20mW beasty, not good enough for a PTP node (and there's that pesky Comcast limitation, too). This will connect to my internal network, WEP'ed, then I'll figure out some way to meet Comcast's restrictions and still serve the community.

I am located near Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Jamieson. I could be throwing bits at the local businesses (Mcdonalds, Round Table Pizza, Bimart, KFC, many others) if there was some way to pay for a business connection to Comcast. Alternatively, [ Easystreet] headquarters is about 400 yards away, perhaps I can encourage them to feed an AP.

I am a mixed-signal integrated circuit design consultant. [ KLIC] is my consulting business. When I am not consulting, I fiddle with a web page at [] . I prefer getting my email at [] .