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ClareWAN meeting.

  • 24-02-2002 8:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭

    ClareWAN seminar:

    ClareWAN is holding a seminar on the Thursday the 28th of February from 7pm until 8:30pm, at the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis. A short presentation and demonstration will be followed by a question and answer session.

    ClareWAN is a non-profit initiative to build a wireless WAN (wide area network) spanning Co. Clare linking the computers of residents and businesses together. The network will provide a medium to collaborate, communicate and exchange information with members. In the long term ClareWAN will be able to provide low cost and fast Internet access to all covered areas.

    At present there is no broadband (fast) Internet access available to the general public in Co. Clare, and this situation does not appear to be going to change in the near to medium future. Using wireless technology it is possible to create an infrastructure with a relatively low cost, and as no wires are required it makes reaching rural areas possible. It is planned that this network will be connected to the Internet, providing members with an always on connection to the Internet as well as being able to exchange data with other members directly.

    The seminar will include a presentation outlining the general concept and requirements of the project.

    For more information please email

    - Evert Bopp (087-7847194)


  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭matthiku

    I wonder if there is any update on this topic available.

    Secondly, there was a DSL test project in Ennis earlier this year with about 200 households on the Tulla Road involved. Does anybody knows anything about that?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,153 ✭✭✭bkehoe

  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭matthiku

    Helpful link.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,714 ✭✭✭conZ

    posting here because ill never get a reply on the WAN site :)

    How many people do we need around the Ennis area ?
    How much (average) does it cost ?
    What else do we need ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭mayhem#

    Originally posted by conZ
    How many people do we need around the Ennis area ?

    As many as possible!
    How much (average) does it cost ?

    About 150-200 Euros in hardware for a basic setup...
    What else do we need ?

    Your pressence at the next MidWestWAN meeting on October 2nd!
    ( -

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,714 ✭✭✭conZ

    do we need to set up an aerial around town ??

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭mayhem#

    Nope, everyone needs their own!
    Have a look on www> for full setup descriptions.
    In the meantime I will stick ye on the ClareWAN mailing list if that's ok?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,714 ✭✭✭conZ

    taught I already signed up for it.
    Yep, put me on.
    Will give a gook at that IrishWAN site now, see if i can make sense of it :)

    btw, check your PM's there mayhem#