[sclug] World Cafe - London Street

Benjamin Johnson bafjohnson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 22:14:32 UTC 2007

Obviously that should have said 768k up and not down. Writing long
emails on a Blackberry whilst walking is a pain!



On 8/2/07, Benjamin Johnson <bafjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
> the Wireless is indeed free. It's hung off an 8Mb ADSL max premium
> (768k down). Handling the wireless is a Linksys WRT54GL running
> OpenWRT. Which has QOS to handle ACK and ICMP prioritisation and to
> downgrade stuff like bittorrent a little!
> I've routed through a /29 to it so there are public IPs for anything
> fancy like a media streaming source etc.
> DHCP hands out and if anyone wants to self assign use
> between .25 and .50
> Speed wise it gets about 4Mb down due to me having to split out the
> ADSL before the PBX and use a crap spare pair of internal phone wiring
> for the last 100m.
> Oh and yes I installed and pay for it myself, because i love free
> wireless, like the work of RISC (the charity that runs Global) and i
> spend too much time in the cafe.
> Any questions or requests for anything give me a shout. I can also
> sort us out with a meeting room there (wih a big switch in the corner)
> and obviously wireless if we were to have a meet there.
> Cheers, and happy wirelessing,
> Ben
> On 8/2/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> > I visited London Street (Reading) today and dropped into the World
> > Cafe (at the Queens road end). The cafe is very community oriented,
> > and I think is open from 11am until late evening. I discovered it has
> > Wifi, apparently free, and the staff member I chatted to was a
> > supporter of creative commons licenses although had not really heard
> > of Linux much at all. Howver  interest was taken when I offered to get
> > the laptop (dual boot) out to demonstrate, and I also gave a few
> > ubuntu live CDs for their home use. I believe the organisation  - shop
> > and cafe - uses MACs.
> >
> > I began to think that not only would the cafe be a good place for
> > advocacy events, but it could be considered as a location for some
> > group meet ups.
> >
> > (The lunch menu was good too)
> > --
> > alan cocks
> > Kubuntu user#10391
> >

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