To clear things up, stolen from the Berkeley Yacht Club
(http://www.berkeleyyc.org/) were *only* a Cisco WGB352R, a SpeedStream
5260, a Netgear EN-104, a Netgear FS-108, SMC 2652W, 2 older 802.11b
PCMCIA cards (One lucent, one SMC), a PCI-PCMCIA bus adapter card, an HP
15" CRT, a keyboard and a mouse.
Now is a good time to tell folks on this list about what I've got going
at the Berkeley Marina since Fall of 2003.
I've managed to create a WISP covering the whole marina, giving out free
broadband for access to ports 80/443, with a captive portal based on
NoCatAuth integrated with PayPal to create two non-free classes of
service that give more bandwidth and the whole Internet.
There are over 280 people signed up via the captive portal system since
it went live in July 2004 (before that I was just giving service
entirely for free, with no way to know how many people were using it.) I
have about 8% of those people on monthly subscriptions, and we've been
generating more than break-even revenue for most of this year.
The model of free basic service, with a small fee for better has been
proven. I wish to expand the service to cover other parts of the Bay
Area. If anyone on this mailing list wants to get involved let's hammer
out the details in one of the WiFi Coop forums.
Peter Kranz wrote:
> Last night at 6:16PM someone stole all the gear from the Berkeley Marina
> clubhouse that ran the Marina wifi network. This included a Cisco
> WGB350, a DSL modem, a couple of rack mount servers, and a cisco
> router... Any leads, let me or Scott copied know..
> **Peter Kranz***
> *Founder/CEO - Unwired Ltd
> Mobile: 510-207-0000
> pkranz@unwi... <mailto:pkranz@unwi...>
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