[CLUG] [OT] DSL in Blarney
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Fri Feb 27 11:19:26 GMT 2004
That thought's occurred to me too, but there's quite a distance between
Cork and Blarney, something like 6km, and plenty of hills with once off
housing. It still seems like a better prospect than hoping for Eircom to
wire up the local exchange probably.
We could do what Bob Cringely did and "look out across the valley" and
visit the neighbour there and put up an antenna and share the cost of a
(business?) DSL connection there... I'd have to piggy-back on someone
closer though, my place is in a hollow off the Waterloo Road.
Follow up: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010712.html
Cain Hopwood wrote:
> Another option would be to try and find a wireless relay point and see if
> you can bounce a signal into Cork and hook into the Corkwan wireless network
> (that's currently in testing mode).
> Our current bandwidth is only a 512K link, but that's fed out of Penrose
> Wharf so we can *relatively* easily upgrade it as required.
> It's going to depend on a lot of line of sight issues etc. An option, if
> there's another appropriately sited school closer in, would be to get the
> principal to talk to them and organise a relay.
> Corkwan has all the gear, all you'd need to do is locate the sites, get
> permission etc.
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