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FSP Community => Porcupine Festival => Topic started by: Ender on February 24, 2005, 09:53:28 pm

Title: Internet?
Post by: Ender on February 24, 2005, 09:53:28 pm
Just wondering if Rogers has any kind of internet access? Y-FI?
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Pat K on February 24, 2005, 10:33:27 pm
I think they might have tell-a-Moose, its wild and it's free.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Randall Danger on February 26, 2005, 08:38:04 am
Good luck with that, you can't even get cell phones to work at rogers. I could get one or two bars on mine in certain spots, but that's it.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: MaineShark on February 27, 2005, 03:18:17 pm
Good luck with that, you can't even get cell phones to work at rogers. I could get one or two bars on mine in certain spots, but that's it.

Which service do you use, if you don't mind me asking?

Joe
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Pat K on February 27, 2005, 09:23:01 pm
I use Verizon and could not get a good signal at Rogers.  Funny enough though when I went to the evil Wal-Mart wich seemed to be "down hill" I was able to make calls.

Rogers does have a pay phone that is or at least was 25 cents a min to anywere in U.S. This was cheaper than my cell at time cause NH is roaming for me.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: rhull on February 27, 2005, 11:02:08 pm
Just wondering if Rogers has any kind of internet access? Y-FI?

They didn't last year other than dial-up if you had a motel room.

I'll have an internet connection there via satellite. Setting up a local hotspot might be a possibility. ;)
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Randall Danger on March 01, 2005, 03:42:56 am
Good luck with that, you can't even get cell phones to work at rogers. I could get one or two bars on mine in certain spots, but that's it.

Which service do you use, if you don't mind me asking?

Joe

It's a crappy wal-mart tracphone
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 01, 2005, 08:10:38 am
I'll have an internet connection there via satellite. Setting up a local hotspot might be a possibility. ;)
That would be way  8) some people would love you for that....we could even update various websites with pictures from Porcfest while in progress.  :D
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 01, 2005, 08:53:30 am
My Verison phone worked...um...ok over near the water slide.  I would think that campgrounds like Rogers could be convinced to supply wi-fi, or PC access to the net.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: varrin on March 01, 2005, 09:29:52 pm
I'll have an internet connection there via satellite. Setting up a local hotspot might be a possibility. ;)

Sounds like a business opportunity to me ;)

V-

Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: MaineShark on March 01, 2005, 10:06:54 pm
I have AT&T (Cingular, now, I guess).  Anyone try to use an AT&T phone up there?  If so, did it work?

Joe
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: rhull on March 01, 2005, 10:23:12 pm
Business opportunity? Nah.

It should be interesting to try and setup.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Pat McCotter on March 09, 2005, 05:59:36 pm
You'll have to act fast to beat the government: North Country talks technology (http://www.theunionleader.com/Articles_show.html?article=51725&archive=1)
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: mvpel on March 09, 2005, 06:24:43 pm
Their efforts and expendatures in fiber and other hardwired capacity might be rendered obsolete with the advent of WiMax 802.16 technology at 75Mb/s up to 30 miles.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: PintofStout on March 10, 2005, 09:49:51 am
Are we a bunch of dorks?  Can't we "camp" without being wired?  :P

I guess it is not so much "camping" as a resort-like environment, right?
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: bookish_lass on March 10, 2005, 09:57:29 am
Are we a bunch of dorks?  Can't we "camp" without being wired?  :P


Now now, use the proper term.  We're Geeks, not Dorks! :)

Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: 5thconcerto on March 10, 2005, 09:59:17 am
Are we a bunch of dorks?  Can't we "camp" without being wired?  :P


Now now, use the proper term.  We're Geeks, not Dorks! :)



I've been called lots of other names too.  ;D
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 10, 2005, 11:20:18 am
I am sure there will be plenty of people just camping.
I was thinking it would be cool to keep the world informed about what was happening at porcfest.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: mvpel on March 10, 2005, 12:15:03 pm
It'd be fun to upload pictures to the website, let folks see what fun they're missing, without having to jump in a car and drive to the nearest phone line.

I might be in Russia that week, so I'd love to be able to keep up with the fest from the foothills of the Ural mountains.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 10, 2005, 11:33:49 pm
My co-host Manwich has a wireless laptop.  Twould be nice to be all netted up if we're broadcasting live from the campground...  The keyword being "if", as nothing is close to official yet.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on March 11, 2005, 11:37:04 am
Heheh, yes, indeed, and some of us are card-carrying Geeks (Mmmm-Mensans ;-) )

Are we a bunch of dorks?  Can't we "camp" without being wired?  :P


Now now, use the proper term.  We're Geeks, not Dorks! :)


Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: CNHT on March 27, 2005, 10:31:32 pm
I asked today and there is either a modem to connect to your ISP using a local dialup number or, you can use the wireless they are planning to finish by then. I am not sure if wireless woulld be in the hotel rooms or in a common area like a rec hall where one would go with their laptops.

I asked because I need to stay connected for my org and job alike, and will be taking photos, writing reports, and uploading the information this way.

I susbsribe to a few ISPs so I should have some choice but of course hope it's cable wi-fi for speed.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: varrin on March 28, 2005, 04:44:41 am
or, you can use the wireless they are planning to finish by then.

Ohhhh don't tease me like that... are they really???  That's *great* news! ;)

V-

Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: stimmy on May 07, 2006, 11:53:39 pm
We should assume that they won't have it finished and bring the hardware appropriate to set up a wireless network connected to that sattelite connection. If you let me know what you have, rhull, I'll bring the rest.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: mvpel on May 08, 2006, 12:29:05 am
In 2005 they had a single WAP attached to the main building, if anyone has wireless-bridging-capable WAPs that would probably be a good contribution to the coverage.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: KBCraig on May 10, 2006, 12:31:50 am
I don't speak geek. We'll bringing a 802.11(g) laptop, and we'll be within sight of the main building. Should we bring our g/b router, or would it serve no purpose?

Kevin
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: varrin on May 22, 2006, 03:51:07 pm
FYI, as I recall the connections aren't free but are reasonably priced.  Access is available lots of places.  I think it'd make more sense for each person to connect individually.  Plus, paying a few bucks for a connection helps ensure it'll be there again next year ;)

V-

Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: mvpel on May 27, 2006, 12:08:05 am
I probably wasn't quite clear.

Some wireless routers have "bridging" capability, where they can talk to nearby laptops, then pass the data on to another wireless router over the air, rather than via a cable:

LAP )))  -WAP- )  )  )  )  )  ) -WAP-====>INTERNET

This means that the laptop doesn't have to make the jump all the way back to the internet-connected WAP, but can just talk to the nearest WAP.

I think it may require config on the internet-connected WAP, though, so probably not something that could be done ad-hoc without involvement of the management of the campsite.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 12, 2006, 04:59:42 pm
I did some googling and found this (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=36&threadid=1513386&frmKeyword=&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear)
It seems one can use a trusty ole Linksys WRT54G as a wireless briging router, without mucking about at the internet-connected WAP.
From the article:
Quote
So in summary, you don't need two wrt54g routers, nor do you need WDS capable routers. A single wrt54g (with the right firmware) can operate as a "client" of any other wireless router, and create a bridge so any device connected to it will be able to access your network and the internet.

I have a WRT54G; I'll bring it along just in case it turns out to be useful.
I probably won't have time to test out the procedure, but I'm willing to try it out at PorcFest, especially if I've had a few beers first  8)

And sorry for you non-geeks out there... some of us have to be connected to the internet, in order to do our jobs. We can have fun and camp out for a week, but only if we check email daily, and are able to connect to the Internet to fix any emergency computer problems back at the company data center.
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: KBCraig on June 13, 2006, 10:54:18 am
Anyone bringing a cantenna?

I had to laugh last weekend, when we were staying at a KOA (free wireless access included). One of the trailers had a cantenna aimed at the main office... maybe 75 yards clear line of sight. We were 40 yards further away, and got "very good" signal strength on the laptop's built-in antenna, even inside our aluminum-skinned trailer.

A few weeks ago, Mary spent the night at a hotel, and thought she having trouble with the hotel's wireless connection. She was showing a "weak" signal. Turned out that she hadn't selected the hotel's connection, and instead was picking up the signal from a neighboring KOA... probably 300 yards away, through hotel walls. Our experience with KOA's "Hotspotzz" connection has been very good. I hope Roger's connection is as good.

Kevin
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: freedomroad on June 13, 2006, 11:37:13 am
You can always drive just outside on of the Northern NH KOA locations, http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/nh/index.htm
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 13, 2006, 02:42:32 pm
Anyone bringing a cantenna?

I'm bringing this (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&product_code=50311800&Pn=Indoor_Hi_Gain_Directional_Antenna)
Title: Re: Internet?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 13, 2006, 02:53:09 pm
You can always drive just outside on of the Northern NH KOA locations, http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/nh/index.htm
Ummm.. the closest one looks to be 30 minutes away from the campsite.
Is there a specific, closer one you're thinking of?

The McDonald's in town (just a few miles up the road) seems to have wi-fi:
http://www.nodedb.com/index.php?id=33690

It may be worthwhile calling them up and verifying they do, and whether they charge for it