|Re: Internet, cable, and wi-fi||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sat, 19 May 2018 08:06:43 -0700 (PDT)|
On May 18, 2018, at 11:58 PM, Max Tite <maxtite [at] gmail.com> wrote: > Plan to spend some money > up front on implementation consulting. One thing to ask for is a site > plan. It will include a 'heat map' that predicts what your actual WiFi > coverage will look like. And do an on the ground actual test of where the signals will actually work—maybe a heat map shows that. There are unknown things in our walls here so people can’t connect to the closest wireless but can get one on another floor 2 units away. I can connect to one across the walkway to the CH but the unit just below me can’t. > The WiFi equipment we put in has been excellent, is very reasonably priced > (and even available on Amazon), and has a support community of many > thousand of experienced network operators. The brand is Ubiquiti Networks, > learn more here: https://unifi-sdn.ubnt.com We have community wide internet but individuals have wireless routers with a common password that people connect to. There are 2-3 in the commonhouse. One for guests that doesn’t have a password. People are talking about a community-wide system but I don’t know the details — and we aren’t in a rush. > Don't underestimate the importance of this personal support > phase, which helps set the stage for acceptance and success in your > community. And repeats itself every time a new person moves in. And sometimes when people buy new equipment. In our experience we need 2-3 people internally who understand the system and how to set people up. We have online software so some of it is done online— they don’t have to go to the basement. You don’t want to have to wait for a service person to show up when everyone is so dependent on internet. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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