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Bye Meraki, Hello Open-Mesh: Revisiting the Campground WiFi!

July 23rd, 2009 at 3:20 pm » Comments (5)

Two years ago, almost to the day (which I just noticed!), I went up to the Indiana District Assemblies of God campground in Hartford City, ย IN. Purpose? Set up and test four Meraki Mini mesh routers with their satellite internet connection. You can read about my initial escapade here and here (corny play on words […]

Using Free Wireless and VPNs

May 31st, 2008 at 11:23 pm » Comments (5)

I read Tony Dye’s post on Wireless Safety: The VPN Question and wanted to share a comment. It turned into a post of its own, so I’ve moved it into one :-) Read his post first so this makes sense. If a laptop user establishes a VPN connection to your corporate VPN server, and doesn’t […]

I Can Play The Merakis!

July 24th, 2007 at 11:45 pm » Comments (2)

The install and test was a success! Four Meraki Mini access points are up and running at the campgrounds, providing internet access through the satellite connection (which was the weak link during our testing, being slow or down most of the time, but it was working better before we arrived so we have higher hopes). […]

Off to do some Mesh Networking with Meraki

July 24th, 2007 at 8:49 am » Comments (3)

Today I’m going up to the Assemblies of God Indiana District campgrounds with volunteer Jeroen to install and test some mesh networking made by Meraki. They just got a satellite internet connection (their only affordable option due to location) last week and need to populate the internet access to several locations on the campgrounds, probably […]

Wireless 802.1x Authentication: Overview

May 18th, 2007 at 11:52 pm » Comments (2)

I’ve been asked to post some information on how I implemented 802.1x authentication in our wireless network. This setup involved a lot of experimentation, and I’m not completely done although I have a working solution. This post will be a high-level overview of the process. I will post some additional information when I have time […]

Wi-Fi Fully Functional and Fabulous!

May 15th, 2007 at 11:33 pm » Comments (3)

Success! This past weekend was our first weekend providing free wireless internet access. I haven’t figured out the exact details that will let me log every access in the way I want to use for trending, but it appears it was used by several people on Sunday. The bigger test of the Indiana District Council […]

VisiWave Wireless Site Survey

March 10th, 2007 at 11:01 pm » Comments (3)

We just put in a new core network with all-new switches, along with an extensive wireless network, as part of our new building addition program. In order to determine the best locations to place wireless access points (13 total), we needed to do a site survey. I researched several software tools, and most of them […]