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 Subject :(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United S.. 2014-05-30- 07:03:39 
wb2ifs
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Subject :(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United States

Need help getting started with HSMM-Mesh? Just can't get the firmware to "take"? Wanna find out if that old WRT54G router can be reborn as a High Speed MultiMedia (hsmm-mesh) network node?  Only have one node and no one to mesh with? :(  Have an extra node you want to sell/trade?
Join Jesse Alexander WB2IFS/3 and a gang of other Mesh "Elmers" (Mesh-mers?) at Unallocated Space (http://www.unallocatedspace.org/uas/) 14 June 2014, 1000-1500L for a Meshfest! We'll be hacking routers, and helping people get up on Broadband-Hamnet!
Where: Unallocated Space, 512 Shaw Ct #105, Severn, MD  21144
When: 14 June 2014, 1000-1500L

What to bring:

  • Your own laptop (Mac, Windows, or Linux) and power cord -
  • 1 or more Linksys/Cisco WRT54G version 4 or less (please see the shopping guide on www.hsmm-mesh.org) routers with wall-wort(s), or bring a compatible Ubiquiti router.
  • 1 cat-5 patch cable
  • Optional:
    • power-squid or power strip to make sharing power easier
    • Windows machines should have a ssh/sftp client like PuTTY installed
    • bring extra routers to share
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 Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, Unite.. 2014-06-04- 09:52:05 
kb3zzd
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Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United States

I haven't actually ordered any hardware yet but the 14th is only 10 days away. Was thinking of use Ubiquiti Bullet M2HP since they seemed to be designed for use outdoors are designed from the get go with PoE built in and you get to pick the atena you want.  Although that comes at a prices.  Looking at around $115 for router and basic 8db atena.

What are your though on using one of these?

Thanks

Robert

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 Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, Unite.. 2014-06-04- 12:09:08 
K6AH
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Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United States

Hi Robert,

The Bullet is a great choice, but it doesn't come with an antenna.  It's one of two Ubiquiti AirMAX devices that support external antennas (the other is the Rocket).  I use a Bullet with a vertical antenna on the roof of my truck and another in conjunction with a 25dBi "BBQ" grill reflector antenna.  It works great in both cases.

Also note that all of the AirMAX devices are powered via PoE and come with a PoE injector.

You might also consider the NanoBridge M2.  The 400 mm version is contained within a 25dBi gain dish... all for around $84.

Andre, K6AH

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 Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, Unite.. 2014-06-09- 12:07:45 
wb2ifs
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Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United States

I don't have personal experience but I know that Kieth KC3TCB and possibly Dave W2LNX have experience with them. I'm hoping that at least one of these guys will be able to make it to the installfest.
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 Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, Unite.. 2014-06-09- 12:52:58 
kb3zzd
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Subject :Re:(HSMM-)Meshfest at Unallocated Space, Shaw Court, Severn, MD, United States

I ended up just getting a few Linksys WRT54GL I was able to pick up 3 of them for around $65. Still need to get a better atena but not sure what one is a good one figuired we can talk about that duing the 14th event. Thanks Robert
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