[Fwd: [Rfmon] WiFi Play Day -- Saturday, August 23]

Alex Fraser beatnic at comcast.net
Wed Aug 13 12:34:15 CDT 2003

    Although this is a non ham group, there will be some hams at this 
event. The founders of CAWnet seem to come out of the Shmoo Group 
http://www.shmoo.com/ which is interesting in the software they have 
developed (free stuff!) and what they do. I hope to make this event if I 
can. I wanted to set up a ham radio table, but I will be getting back 
from a trip that  friday night and won't have time to prepare.
    This will be open to all. RSVP address is in text. Any questions on 
802.11 you might have should be answered at this event. These guys 
really know security and especially Wi-Fi security.

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Subject: 	[Rfmon] WiFi Play Day -- Saturday, August 23
Date: 	Mon, 11 Aug 2003 16:33:11 -0400
From: 	Gene Gaines <gene.gaines at gainesgroup.com>
Organization: 	Gaines Group
To: 	Rfmon at cawnet.org

Hey, come join the fun.  Bring your questions, your knowledge, and some 
WiFi gear
if you can.  Learn a lot and help introduce others to broadband wireless. 

CAWNet needs your help to make this a success.  You'll have a great time!

Please pass on the invite to others who may not be on the 
<rfmon at cawnet.org> list.

You are invited to...

*WiFi Play Day*

Saturday, August 23, 2003
CIT Building, Dulles VA


Sponsored jointly by the Capital Area Wireless Network Group (CAWNet)
and the Greater Washington Chapter of the Internet Society (DCISOC)

If you are interested in broadband wireless for your home, business, your
neighborhood, or want to learn more about the technology, join us at the
Virginia Center for Innovative Technology building on Saturday, August 23.

We're taking over the ground floor of the CIT building for the day. 

Classes in the morning and afternoon, demonstrations, lots of equipment
ranging from a simple home wireless LAN to professional broadband. 

A number of our CAWNet members will be there for the day with the gear
they use, much of it set up and operation, to show off the various 
things you
can do with WiFi and answer your questions one-on-one.

There will be people there to show how to set up your laptop for WiFi at
Starbucks, McDonalds, free hotspots, etc., how to set up a home wireless
network (WLAN), also people who provide broadband Internet access for their
neighborhoods or their communities, and we expect a couple of cellular 
who can talk about the differences between WiFi and the growing variety of
data services available from the cellular carriers.

All are welcome to come for all or part of the day, no charge.  If you 
are interested,
please RSVP by email to cawnet at gainesgroup.com 
<mailto:cawnet at gainesgroup.com>, so we can plan properly.

/MCI , YDI , and Spectrum Access are our corporate sponsors for the day./


  9:00 - building opens, people start bringing in their gear, setting up,
           testing.  At 9:30, people setting up gear will be treated to 
           soft drinks, bagels, donuts.
10:00 - Rob Pegaro of the Washington Post will kick off the day with an
            intro to WiFi, its importance, and where it appears to be going.

10:30 - Browse the 15 tables of equipment, displays, demonstrations,
           get an idea of who and what equipment is there -- the tables will
           be open until 4:00 p.m.

11:00 - YDI president, Mike Young, will give an intensive one-hour
            introduction to broadband wireless technology.

12:00 - lunch break

  1:00 - YDI class on wireless propagation, antennas, performance.

  2:00 - YDI class on wireless bandwidth management.

In the afternoon, there will be ongoing mini-lectures to show how Spectrum
Access provides broadband wireless service in the CIT building, and some
of the more interesting equipment relating to WiFi.

The CIT building itself is connected to the Internet via wideband wireless,
and public spaces in the building have 802.11b WiFi available; it will be
free for you to try out during the day.

Wireless Internet access providers will be there, such as Middleburg
Online, the oldest wireless Internet service provider we know of in
northern Virginia, and small entrepreneurs and people who provide WiFi
highspeed Internet access to their communities, many of which cannot
get either DSL or digital cable.

We'll have 15 banquet tables with gear, many of them live demos,
ranging from the simplest home WLAN to neighborhood and community
broadband access services, also several professional gear demos,
antennas and outdoor amplifiers, sniffers, bandwidth managers,
network management apps, etc.

CIT is located at the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28.
For directions see www.cit.org/pdf/Dir_Herndon.pdf. 

Remember, Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free event.

Please email cawnet at gainesgroup.com <mailto:cawnet at gainesgroup.com> if 
you plan to stop by, so we can reserve space for you. 	

CAWNet is a nonprofit, volunteer group working to assist in the
development of free and low-cost highspeed wireless Internet
access in the Greater Washington DC area.


........ Alex Fraser  N3DER .........
......... beatnic at comcast.net .......

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