Re: Site wide internet?
From: Will Carter (
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:41:40 -0800 (PST)
Hi Katie and Sharon,

I appreciate the response and the warning about managing of the network.
This will definitely be considered as we proceed forward. Thank you.

Will in Denver, CO

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]>

> On Jan 25, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Katie Henry <katie-henry [at]> wrote:
> >
> > Be sure you have the in-house tech skills and capacity to manage such a
> system and the associated issues. In my former community, we had several
> talented IT people who implemented a great system, but community members
> expected them to provide tech support for any and all problems ("I can't
> figure out how to replace my printer's ink cartridge!”).
> I second Katie. As younger more computer savvy people move-in there is
> much less of this. But it has been a problem mostly from a few people who
> just seemed not able to be able to remember how to do anything. They
> consistently lost passwords or messed up settings and opened attachments
> from anyone.
> One used her first name for a password and got our whole network shut down
> until we found the problem. Her email address was being used to send
> hundreds of spam emails. She was getting dozens of returned messages she
> didn’t send but ignored them. Since we had no service, we had to track her
> down. Fortunately Bluehost was able to tell us whose address was being used.
> (Solution, tell everyone to change their passwords as soon as this
> happens. That stops it. Unless they use the same password again.)
> Also, the wireless system has been much easier to manage than any other
> scheme we have tried.
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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