|Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||Andrew Dutton||7/23/12 3:23 AM|
This is a post directed mainly at the Hackspaces [and Game Jam].
We've manage to get a few of the ethernet ports made active in our "Hack Zone"/"giant hackspace"/"hackers reunited", what ever we decide to call it (ideas!?) where all the hackspaces will be, this is to serve two purposes; take the load off WiFi, and allow non WiFi gadgets to talk internet.
However like everything else in the 1830's warehouse the ports are up high! Plus there's only 3 or 4 of them.
So were asking if any of you guys can bring the following; [hopefully you may have some old kit lying round]
1. Ethernet switches, nothing fancy, preferably unmanaged, as long as there not running DHCP or other odd services they should be fine.
2. Ethernet cables, various lengths, probably need a few to be quite long as they'll be wrapping round beams and over partitions e.t.c
I have some spare kit I'll bring along but the more the merrier! Quantity is purely dependant on your plans, at least one switch per hackspace is probably a good idea.
|Re: [manchester-mini-maker-faire-:48] Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||Bob Clough||7/23/12 3:48 AM|
We have a couple of 24 port switches and a roll of cat5, but no crimp ends.
|Re: [manchester-mini-maker-faire-:48] Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||George Ainscough||7/23/12 4:23 AM|
I've got some smaller switches, and quite a few medium length patch cables
|Re: [manchester-mini-maker-faire-:48] Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||Andrew Dutton||7/23/12 3:13 PM|
Thanks all, I've got a crimp and some ends I'll bring along.
|Re: Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||Hayden Kibble||7/24/12 2:43 AM|
I'm not with a hackerspace, but I need an ethernet port and WiFi (iPad)
Will I be ok?
|Re: Hackspaces [Game Jam] and ethernet||John Beckerson (Senior Curator, MOSI)||7/25/12 2:33 AM|
Hi Hayden, if you wrote in the Call for Makers that you needed a hard wired port we'll have put you by one, otherwise you'll just have wifi as there are only 2 port clusters open as our IT team prefer not to open up the hard wired network if they can avoid if for data security reasons.... John, MOSI curator (j.bec...@mosi.org.uk)