Big Temporary Networks

Josh Baird joshbaird at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 20:03:26 UTC 2012


We have been using Unifi (a Ubiquiti WIFI product) for local conventions
and festivals.  The product is fairly cheap, robust, and their access
points have very good range.  We have deployed it at several commercial
businesses as well with great success.  The deployment is very easy.  We
run the controller on a VM at our NOC, but you can also run it locally at
the event as well.

Besides this, we have a fairly beefy box that handles DNS and DHCP and
basic firewalling.

Josh

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 2015 WorldCon site selection is contested. There is a group
> seeking selection for the Disney Coronado Spring Resort in Florida but
> also competing groups seeking Spokane, Washington, and Helsinki,
> Finland.
>
> Thanks,
> Donald
> =============================
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>  155 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 01757 USA
>  d3e3e3 at gmail.com
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> > My best friend just got back from Chicon 7 last week, this year's World
> > Science Fiction Convention.  He tells me that the networking at the con
> hotel,
> > the Chicago Hyatt, was miserable, whether wired or wireless... and that
> Sprint
> > 4G wasn't much better.
> >
> > I'm talking to the people who will probably be, in 2015, running the
> first
> > Worldcon I can practically drive to, in Orlando, at -- I think -- the
> Disney
> > World Resort.  I've told them how critical the issue is for this market;
> they,
> > predictably, replied "We look forward to your patch".  :-}
> >
> > I know without a doubt that this is a problem NANOG PCs deal with 3
> times a
> > year; is there any collected wisdom on the web already about how this has
> > been dealt with, that I can pore over?  Pointers to good archive threads?
> >
> > If not, do any of the people who've already done have 5 minutes to chime
> in
> > on what they did and what they learned?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -- jra
> > --
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> jra at baylink.com
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