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THE CURRENT LIST OF MELB-WIRELESS\'S FREQUENTLY ASKED AND ANSWERED
QUESTIONS

We used to have a FAQ that was static, and updating it was getting
annoying, so we decided to WikifyVilify, Vivify, Wolfy, Viki, Waif, Wife, Waikiki, Giffy, Vikky, Jiffy, Whiff, Skiff, Woof, Wick, Wig, Wok, Viki's, Viking, Verify, Waking, Wiggly, Vicki, Vicky, Vikki, Coif, Jiff, Wacky, Woke, Wicks, Vickie, Wicker, Wick's, Giff, Giffie, Kiev, Vivi, Vyky, Wake, Wavy, Wive the FAQ and make it proactive, i.e.
you create the questions, the best answer to those questions will be
provided by the community or linked to by another user and/or to
provide another point of view to the same question.

It suits the WikiWikiWaikiki, Wickerwork, Workweek, Wigwag, Pickwick, Warwick, Bigwig, Wigwam, Workweeks, Wigwags, Waxwork, Wickerwork's, Workweek's [1] spirit, in that all the terms are
hyperlinked, and easily accessible by a browser. You'll like the way
the WikiWikiWebWorkweek, Wigwagged, Wickerwork, Workweeks, Wigwag, Wickerwork's, Wigwags, Wigwagging, Workweek's [2] works to enable the easy hyperlinking of topics,
so you can browse topics of interest and learn more at the same time.

It also sounds cool, just like TheIncredibleBulk [3].

HOW DO I ASK A QUESTION?

At the end of each section, put your question after the section break
and someone will move it up to answer it.
ALTERNATIVELY, add your content to FAQYourAdditionsFactorisations, Factorizations, Factorisation's, Gradations, Fluoridation's, Figuration's, Graduations, Factorization's, Degradations, Gradation's, Graduation's, Fecundation's, Degradation's [4] where someone
else will answer it, along with moderating or reformatting if
appropriate.

Hopefully when you return, it will be answered although there is the
facility to subscribe to a page (the link is at the bottom) and be
automatically notified of changes

If you want a direct answer, you should head to GoogleGo ogle, Go-ogle, Goggle, Googly, Gogol, Giggle, Gaggle, Gargle, Gurgle, Joggle, Googlies, Gogol's [5] and do
some research, or ask the MailingListMailing List, Mailing-List, Mailings, Manliest, Linguist, Minimalist, Malingers, Machinist, Kingliest, Loneliest, Alienist, Mangiest, Marginalised, Militarist, Clingiest, Jingliest, Tingliest, Violinist, Marginalise, Mingles, Malinda's, Malinde's, Maillol's [6].

HOW DO I EDIT A POST OR CREATE A PAGE?

CLICK THE _EDITTEXT_ BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. and review the
formatting rules [7] if need be.
AddingPagesAdding Pages, Adding-Pages, Badinage's, Advantages, Adages, Engages, Audiotapes, Advantage's, Adage's, Equipages, Ordinates, Adipose, Adiana's, Decoupages, Inga's, Appendages, Antipas, Intakes, Adana's, Adena's, Eddington's, Ingar's, Equipage's, Ordinate's, Ange's, Inge's, Decoupage's, Angie's, Appendage's, Intake's [8] outlines the creation of a page.

IS THERE A GLOSSARY?

Not specifically, but this entire WikiViki, Niki, Riki, Wini is effectively a constantly
evolving Glossary. Check out the WordListWord List, Word-List, Worldliest, Wordiest, Lordliest, Wordless, Woodlots, Wouldst, Woodiest, Woodlot, Godliest, Woolliest, Goodliest, Loudliest, Portliest, Wobbliest, Woodsiest, Shortlist, Woodlice [9] for a list of words in
this WikiViki, Niki, Riki, Wini that have had definitions added.

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT HEADINGS AND QUESTIONS?

* General Questions [10]

* What is Melbourne Wireless all about? [11]
* What is a publicly owned and operated RAN? [12]
* Who runs Melbourne Wireless? [13]
* Why should I join a public wireless network? [14]
* I\'ve got a question, but it\'s not here. [15]

* Getting Help [16]

* I\'m new to this, who do I ask for help? [17]
* How do I ask a question on the mailing list? [18]
* How do I ask a question on the wiki? [19]
* Nobody replied to my question - are you ignoring me? [20]
* Can I call someone on the phone? [21]
* What if I have questions that aren\'t wireless specific? [22]
* OK then, what if I\'m having trouble accessing hotmailhot mail, hot-mail, HTML, Hamil, Tamil, homily, Hormel, hotel, Hamill, Hamel when I\'m
using wireless on a laptop? Surely you can fix it for me! [23]

* Internet Access [24]

* Can I access the Internet through Melbourne Wireless? [25]
* Uhh, OK, can I share the Internet (and not get into trouble) ?
[26]
* I didn\'t read the last two questions and I don\'t pay attention,
but I want the Internet on wireless. When do we get the Internet on
wireless? [27]

* Connecting to the network [28]

* Where can I get the equipment? [29]
* How do I get started? [30]
* Can I use my Apple Macintosh and/or Airport hardware or not? [31]
* How long can 802.11b wireless links go? [32]
* What\'s the closest node to my house/office/mountain hut? [33]
* When creating a node, how can you get the latitude and longitude
required for locfindercoffined, lavender, lignite, livened, ligand, likened, governed, legend, lorgnette, liquefied, leavened, L'Enfant from the MelwayMel way, Mel-way, Melany, Mela, Malawi, Malay, Mella, Melly, Melba, Melva, Millay, Leeway, Mewls, Melody, Melony, Midway, Melesa, Mewl, Merla, Mealy, Melita, Melt, Mel, Mellowly, Melee, Mellower, Malaya, Malays, Mel's, Mela's, Melina, Melisa, Melosa, Flyway, Malady, Milady, Mala, Meal, Meld, Mewled, Mella's, Malia, Melli, Milly, Molly, Mylar, Molar, Merla's, Malay's, Melly's street directory? [34]
* What is line of sight? [35]
* How do I plot a node on a MelwayMel way, Mel-way, Melany, Mela, Malawi, Malay, Mella, Melly, Melba, Melva, Millay, Leeway, Mewls, Melody, Melony, Midway, Melesa, Mewl, Merla, Mealy, Melita, Melt, Mel, Mellowly, Melee, Mellower, Malaya, Malays, Mel's, Mela's, Melina, Melisa, Melosa, Flyway, Malady, Milady, Mala, Meal, Meld, Mewled, Mella's, Malia, Melli, Milly, Molly, Mylar, Molar, Merla's, Malay's, Melly's map using longitude and latitude
from locfinder? [36]
* How do I use a magnetic compass to determine the bearing to a
node? [37]
* What GPSGAPS, GYPS, GPA, GOS, FPS, GP, PS, GS, CPS, G'S, GPO, GUS, PPS, GAS, DPS, UPS, BPS, OPS, RPS, GAP'S, GO'S, P'S, GE'S, GA'S, GD'S, GK'S, GR'S, SP'S format is required in the Create New Node Form? My GPSGAPS, GYPS, GPA, GOS, FPS, GP, PS, GS, CPS, G'S, GPO, GUS, PPS, GAS, DPS, UPS, BPS, OPS, RPS, GAP'S, GO'S, P'S, GE'S, GA'S, GD'S, GK'S, GR'S, SP'S
has several Standard Formats [38]
* What is a Fresnel Zone? [39]
* How close or how far the two node has to be to establish
connection? [40]

* Network [41]

* What\'s the difference between an Access Point and a PC Card? [42]
* Which is better, an Access point or a PC Card? [43]
* So, how do we all talk to each other on this network ? [44]
* I\'ve got other equipment using the 2.4GHz range, how does 802.11b
handle this ? [45]
* Why arentaren't, arrant, ardent, argent, Orient, orient, rent, parent, arena, Brent, Prent, Trent, agent, anent, Anet, rant, errant, ant, Laurent, Aaren, arenas, arrest, ascent, assent, urgent, Arin, Aron, Aryn, Oren, around, aunt, rend, runt, Anett, Erena, Irena, Irene, ain't, Aaren's, arena's, weren't we using IPv6? [46]
* I\'ve got more questions on how 802.11b works ... lots more
questions [47]
* I can\'t get to the next meeting, and it\'s not that many
questions. [48]

* Radio & Equipment Questions [49]

* What equipment do I need? [50]
* So... how much does it cost? [51]
* Which cards have external antenna jacks? [52]
* What is low loss cabling? [53]
* What is a pigtail? [54]
* What is an antenna? [55]
* What kind of antenna are there? [56]
* OK, I\'ve now realised I don\'t understand what dB is... [57]
* What is this dBiDebi, dB, db, FBI, Bi, DI, Di, bi, DUI, dbl, DWI, RBI, obi, dB's, db's Gain thing I keep seeing on antenna specs? [58]
* Is an omniOmani, mini, mono, Oman, omen, Omanis, Min, Mon, min, Mani, OMB, Ono, omit, MN, Mn, Mona, ON, om, on, Domini, Odin, Olin, Orin, Anni, Emmi, omens, Ami, oms, one, own, uni, Amii, Arni, Omar, Oona, Agni, Oman's, omen's directional antenna pattern really omniOmani, mini, mono, Oman, omen, Omanis, Min, Mon, min, Mani, OMB, Ono, omit, MN, Mn, Mona, ON, om, on, Domini, Odin, Olin, Orin, Anni, Emmi, omens, Ami, oms, one, own, uni, Amii, Arni, Omar, Oona, Agni, Oman's, omen's directional?
[59]
* Is there a limit to the height my antenna mast can be? [60]
* How far will my signal reach? Which antenna will see my mate _x_
km away? [61]
* What is the range of an Access Point where the signal needs to go
through walls? [62]
* What is the best type of antenna to link between X and Y? [63]
* What sort of cable should be used? [64]
* Can I get a link if there is no line-of-sight? [65]
* Do you have any tips when doorknockingdoor knocking, door-knocking, doorknocker, doorknockers, drinking, darkening, conking, doggoning, donging, dunking, gonking, trunking to get someone\'s old
galaxy antenna? [66]

* Safety and Power Emissions [67]

* I fell off the roof of my home after installing an antenna, and I
need someone to sue. Who runs this group, and who insures it? [68]
* Is 2.4Ghz radiation safe? I\'ve heard it uses the same radiation
as my microwave oven? Are you killing me and my chances to reproduce?
[69]
* Someone mentioned 4w is the max power output allowed. I want "more
power" and I\'m willing to spend some serious money to boost my signal
(and to microwave my neighbours, the people who live in a 10km radius
and the surrounding wildlife). [70]
* How do I do this? Whats the deal with EIRP? [71]
* How do I work out my EIRPEARP, EIRE, EURO, RIP, EUR, EMIR, ER, IR, ERIE, RP, CORP, BURP, GORP, WARP, EDP, ERA, ESP, ERL, ERV, IRA, IRS, IRV, KIP, PIP, VIP, AIR, DIP, EAR, ERE, ERG, ERR, HIP, IMP, IRE, IRK, LIP, NIP, SIP, TIP, YIP, ZIP, CHIRP, EARL, EYRE, HARP, KIPP, AIRS, AIRY, CARP, EARN, EARS, TARP, EUR'S, E'ER, ER'S, IR'S, EARP'S, AIR'S, EAR'S then? [72]

* Licenses [73]

* Is this legal? Don\'t you need a carrier\'s license? [74]
* Where can I find out more about the law of wireless LANs? [75]

* Essays [76] ###
* Dissertations [77] ###
* Thesis [78] ###
* Research Papers [79] ###
* Term Papers [80] ###

* Links to other FAQs

* Telex Wireless FAQ [81] - answers many antenna, radio and RF safety
related questions. Includes links to network link budget calculators,
discussion forums and a table for maximum power into a given antenna.



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[2] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?WikiWikiWeb
[3] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?TheIncredibleBulk
[4] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?FAQYourAdditions
[5] http://www.google.com/
[6] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?MailingList
[7] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?TextFormattingRules
[8] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?AddingPages
[9] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?WordList
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[11]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GeneralQuestionsFAQ#what_is_melbourne_wireless_all_about_
[12]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GeneralQuestionsFAQ#what_is_a_publicly_owned_and_operated_ran_
[13]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GeneralQuestionsFAQ#who_runs_melbourne_wireless_
[14]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GeneralQuestionsFAQ#why_should_i_join_a_public_wireless_network_
[15]
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[16] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#getting_help
[17]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#i_m_new_to_this__who_do_i_ask_for_help_
[18]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#how_do_i_ask_a_question_on_the_mailing_list_
[19]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#how_do_i_ask_a_question_on_the_wiki_
[20]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#nobody_replied_to_my_question___are_you_ignoring_me_
[21]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#can_i_call_someone_on_the_phone_
[22]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#what_if_i_have_questions_that_aren_t_wireless_specific_
[23]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingHelpFAQ#ok_thenwhat_if_i_m_having_trouble_accessing_hotmail_when_i_m_using_wireless_on_a_laptopsurely_you_can_fix_it_for_me_
[24]
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[25]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?InternetAccessFAQ#can_i_access_the_internet_through_melbourne_wireless_
[26]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?InternetAccessFAQ#uhhokcan_i_share_the_internetand_not_get_into_trouble_
[27]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?InternetAccessFAQ#i_didn_t_read_the_last_two_questions_and_i_don_t_pay_attentionbut_i_want_the_internet_on_wirelesswhen_do_we_get_the_internet_on_wireless_
[28]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#connecting_to_the_network
[29]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#where_can_i_get_the_equipment_
[30]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#how_do_i_get_started_
[31]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#can_i_use_my_apple_macintosh_and_or_airport_hardware_or_not_
[32]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#how_long_can_802_11b_wireless_links_go_
[33]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#what_s_the_closest_node_to_my_house_office_mountain_hut_
[34]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#when_creating_a_node__how_can_you_get_the_latitude_and_longitude_required_for_locfinder_from_the_melway_street_directory_
[35]
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[36]
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[37]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#how_do_i_use_a_magnetic_compass_to_determine_the_bearing_to_a_node_
[38]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#what_gps_format_is_required_in_the_create_new_node_form__my_gps_has_several_standard_formats
[39]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#what_is_a_fresnel_zone_
[40]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?ConnectingToTheNetworkFAQ#how_close_or_how_far_the_two_node_has_to_be_to_establish_connection_
[41] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#network
[42]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#what_s_the_difference_between_an_access_point_and_a_pc_card_
[43]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#which_is_better__an_access_point_or_a_pc_card_
[44]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#sohow_do_we_all_talk_to_each_other_on_this_network
[45]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#i_ve_got_other_equipment_using_the_2_4ghz_rangehow_does_802_11b_handle_this
[46]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#why_arent_we_using_ipv6_
[47]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#i_ve_got_more_questions_on_how_802_11b_works_lots_more_questions
[48]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NetworkFAQ#i_can_t_get_to_the_next_meeting__and_it_s_not_that_many_questions_
[49]
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[51]
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[52]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#which_cards_have_external_antenna_jacks_
[53]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_is_low_loss_cabling_
[54]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_is_a_pigtail_
[55]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_is_an_antenna_
[56]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_kind_of_antenna_are_there_
[57]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#oki_ve_now_realised_i_don_t_understand_what_db_is_
[58]
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[59]
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[60]
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[61]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#how_far_will_my_signal_reachwhich_antenna_will_see_my_mate_x___km_away_
[62]
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[63]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_is_the_best_type_of_antenna_to_link_between_x_and_y_
[64]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#what_sort_of_cable_should_be_used_
[65]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#can_i_get_a_link_if_there_is_no_line_of_sight_
[66]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RadioEquipmentFAQ#do_you_have_any_tips_when_doorknocking_to_get_someone_s_old_galaxy_antenna_
[67]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#safety_and_power_emissions
[68]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#i_fell_off_the_roof_of_my_home_after_installing_an_antennaand_i_need_someone_to_suewho_runs_this_group__and_who_insures_it_
[69]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#is_2_4ghz_radiation_safei_ve_heard_it_uses_the_same_radiation_as_my_microwave_ovenare_you_killing_me_and_my_chances_to_reproduce_
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http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#someone_mentioned_4w_is_the_max_power_output_allowedi_wantmore_powerand_i_m_willing_to_spend_some_serious_money_to_boost_my_signaland_to_microwave_my_neighboursthe_people_who_live_in_a_10km_radius_and_the_surrounding_wildlife
[71]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#how_do_i_do_this___whats_the_deal_with_eirp_
[72]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?SafetyFAQ#how_do_i_work_out_my_eirp_then_
[73] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?LicensesFAQ#licenses
[74]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?LicensesFAQ#is_this_legal__don_t_you_need_a_carrier_s_license_
[75]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?LicensesFAQ#where_can_i_find_out_more_about_the_law_of_wireless_lans_
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