Heys, I've set up a new node in Kohimarama, Auckland.
It is near the intersection of Baddeley Avenue and Melanesia Road. At the present time the coverage from this node is very limited, however if there is enough interest I may purchase a better antenna to extend the coverage of this node.
Linking to other Nodes:
I am aware of at least two other people in Kohimarama who are interested in linking up to form a network, however I don't yet have enough cash to purchase equipment neccessary to establish a wireless link with other places in Kohimarama. If any more people are intersted, please do contact me so I can form an idea of how many people in Kohimarama are interested in forming a wireless network.
At present I have my internet access via Woosh Wireless, which is avaliable through my node. I have MAC address filtering enabled, however, to stop people using the internet without my permission as I have a 1GB cap on my data usage. The internet access is through a NAT, which means that some stuff won't work (eg file transfers on MSN/ICQ/etc).
The server is a FreeBSD 4.10 box. It has a DHCP server to enable computers to automatically configure itself for my network and for internet access. The server is connected to a Linksys WAP11 access point, using its standard antenna. In the future I plan to upgrade the antenna to a better high-gain model.
At present the network is using the 192.168.1.x netblock as I have not been officially allocated an netblock by NZWireless. What is the process for requesting a NZWirelsss netblock?
Whats your LOS like to both the City and out East (towards bucklands beach) If you are on the ridge there you may be able to spot our BorgWiFi node up on one of the ridge lines over looking auckland.
No LOS at all as I am sort of between hills that shields my area from the east, south and west. Only good LOS is to Rangitoto Island (I wonder if they would let us set up a node there! :P) and most of north/central Kohimarama.