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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:12 pm
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Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Rob, if I recall correctly you’re a network expert, so please feel free to chime in.

I have a big mission trip coming up soon, actually planning on hitting several different orphanages in different countries in the same region on the same trip, with the same plan.

First the problem: Most orphanage compounds have an internet connection at their main office, and some even have spotty wifi to the closest buildings, but all of them want and need it in their school buildings, or in various buildings on the property. Our big project lately has been to get all their schools wifi or internet up, so we can set up a projector/ camera/speakers so we can broadcast live training to all the orphanage schools each week from back home. To do this, they must be connected.

Our primary role is to come in and find a way to get consistent wifi for the school and compound, with an expanse between office and schools of between 70 and 300 yards depending on the facility and terrain. We will only have a few days at each site, so we must be fast and efficient.

Solution: This is where I need input.

1.Do we hook up those white POE Engenious transmitters with an external directional antenna at the office and just broadcast?

2.Do we dig trenches and run cat6 cable all over and then have wireless access points in each building?

3.If we do broadcast from the office, do we then still use access points or boosters in each out building and school?

4.DO we?

My immediate need is to identify how were going to do it, cost out the materials, and then start fundraising locally for the project. I just need to know what to I should be looking at, and get going on it.

Thanks in advance for all answers.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Sam, If you have a chance to call me tonight, it's a LOT easier to explain this over the phone. I will GLADLY help as much as you need!!

I'm SLAMMED busy until 8PM central time. If you can call me after then it would be great!

Or any time tomorrow after 9AM central time will work too. I have Skype too if international calling is too expensive (I'm not quite sure where you're located).

My cell is (630)-300-8877.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:11 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:12 pm
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Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Sorry had some issues at work and was busy till 230am, to many damm basketball charters, and never made it back to the computer.

Funny, Im actually in north Florida. Now if it was south Florida, that would be international, but not up here. :)

I'll call later, thanks.....


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