|Re: Cohousing and the information age (fwd)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Willie Schreurs (WillieGreyrock.org)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 22:33:06 -0500|
> Paul B. Chen pbchen [at] mindspring.com > Wed, 16 Apr, 1997 > For those who have looked into networking issues, some questions. > > 1) Can anyone recommend a good cross-platform, peer-to-peer networking > solution? I don't know if we're ready to go the server route; at this > point in time, there's not a heavy PC/networking guru type to keep such a > device up and running and in tune. Plus, there's a couple of Macs, mine > being one of them. . . . > Rich and others: does anyone have a specific recommendation regarding > "cable specifically designed for underground use?" Also, as of a couple > of years ago, it was my understanding that though fiber was inexpensive, > the labor required to install it wasn't. What is others' understanding > about that at this point in time? > > 3) For whatever the cable folks recommend, what is the maximum run > distance before repeaters are required? And since I've never done any of > this myself, would anybody like to recommend a particular manufacturer's > equipment, or they all pretty much the same? > > 4) Besides ISDN or T1 coming in / going out, is there anything else that > can be considered? > > East Lake Commons - a cohousing/ecovillage of 67 units in two communities > on 17 acres of urban land just minutes from downtown Atlanta. We've just > completed two planning sessions on Common House and residences! I've forwarded this message to our hardware guru, who's not currently subscribed - he may subscribe & reply or reply through me. I was speaking with him earlier this evening before I read this message and he mentioned a type of cable for underground use, but it's not Cat 5. We *have* run Cat 5 cable through our conduit and are not too concerned for the following reasons: i) we're not running 100 MBit/s anyway, so who cares if the cable performance drops off a bit - we won't even see it; ii) our internet connection is ISDN, so that's the bottleneck there; iii) optical's coming along and getting cheaper and we'll probably be upgrading to it in a few years anyway [one GOOD reason for conduit, BTW, upgrades like this will be very easy]. Of course, we're also in Colorado, where moisture might be a little less of an issue ;-) /\ Willie Schreurs /\ //\\ <Willie [at] Greyrock.org>(H) <WSchreurs [at] vines.colostate.edu>(W) //\\ ///\\\ Greyrock Commons, Fort Collins, CO ///\\\
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