[CLUG] [OT] DSL in Blarney
cain at emptycoffeecup.com
Fri Feb 27 12:16:40 GMT 2004
We've tested around 7KM or so (Mayfield to carrigloe) but that was optimal
conditions (hilltop to hilltop). We see less with the clutter of buildings
around the city.
As you say, the problem is shooting the signal from the school up the valley
or to a convenient hilltop. The most useful resource you have there is
probably the Principal, if anyone's going to know who to "talk to" it will
And if it's to help the kiddies in the school you should have no problem
even getting a crusty old farmer to let us erect an antenna on his cowshed,
especially if it's the Principal who's asking.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cork-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:cork-bounces at linux.ie] On
> Behalf Of Donncha O Caoimh
> Sent: 27 February 2004 11:19
> To: 'CLUG'
> Subject: Re: [CLUG] [OT] DSL in Blarney
> 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.
> Original: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010628.html
> Follow up: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010712.html
> Links: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/links/links20010712.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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