Category Archives: Events

NYCwireless October Meeting, Wednesday Oct. 26th!

This Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 at 7:15pm – in new home (finally!):
568 Broadway at Prince St, NE corner
Suite 404
New York, NY 10012

(Please note:’s offices are still under construction — we apologize in advance for our appearance. Also, everybody will need to sign-in in the lobby.)


  1. Cybermoor: Community Wireless Broadband Network from Rural Northern England; presentation by Daniel Heery
  2. Laura Forlano will brief us on World Summit for a Free Information Infrastructure conference held earlier this month in London.
  3. WifiDog: Rob Kelley will distribute WifiDogs to anyone who brings us a Linksys WRT54G — version 4 or earlier — (please let Rob know ahead of time if you’re bringing one rob at

Cybermoor: presentation by Daniel Heery, Project Manager for Cybermoor.

Cybermoor is run as a Community Co-operative and is a non-profit making community enterprise. Daniel Heery will discuss how this was accomplished. More (Moor?) details:

NYCwireless September Meeting at NYU (RSVP required!)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 at 7:30pm sharp
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
721 Broadway (at Waverly Place) Room 406

A special meeting: Everyone is invited but space is limited
RSVP required for building admission
RSVP by Wed. 5pm to:


  1. Wireless to the rescue: Restoring communications in Katrina’s aftermath – Report By Dustin Goodwin and Terry Schmidt
  2. Controlling Interference: Cognio introduces their spectrum analyzer, a tool to manage growing RF interference problems

Terry Schmidt and Dustin Goodwin have just returned from providing wireless communications networks in the areas devastated by Katrina.

IP network, unlicensed wireless, and VOIP are incredibly flexible technology that can be used to deploy data and voice communication in ways not possible with traditional technology. Nowhere is this more apparent then in disaster zone where police, fire, and storm victims are cut off from the rest of the world. Learn how a Naval Post Graduate School, Cisco, Tachyon and Redline alliance along with a healthy does of motivated volunteers connected three Mississippi towns at ground Zero of Hurricane Katrina back into the communications grid in only a few days.

Terry and Dustin will present their first hand accounts, including photos, as well as the technologies used and why.

Terry Schmidt is a co-founder, board member, and former President of NYCwireless. Dustin Goodwin also serves on NYCw Board of Directors, and has led NYCwireless campaign to provide free wireless access to Community Access Houses in Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn. Terry and Dustin both work for Cisco.

Cognio will explain how to use their laptop spectrum analyzer to troubleshoot everyday RF problems. Spectrum Analyzers have the ability to view all RF activity not just 802.11. Cordless phone shutting down your Wifi network? You’ll never be able to figure out unless it’s your phone or you have a tool like Cognio’s. Great for people looking to learn more about diagnostic tools used to troubleshoot wireless network problems.

Special thanks to NYU ITP for their graciously hosting this month’s NYCwireless meeting. Thanks to Red Burns, George Agudow and Nancy Lewis.

NYCwireless August Monthly Meeting Change!!!

There will be a change of location and date for our monthly meeting this month. Please read carefully:

New Location

Rave Wireless
514 West 25th Street @ 10th Avenue
3rd Floor


September 7 @ 7:30pm


At our meeting on Wednesday evening, NYCwireless will announce a collaboration with Open Resource Group on at site called

New York Done Right is an online site that will aid all New Yorkers and New York organizations in working together to help New York become a better city. The site helps groups plan, organize, participate and even fundraise for projects throughout the New York City.

NYCwireless has always about helping community communication and connecting people with each other, and New York Done Right is a tool that will take our mission and that of many other organizations to the next level, engaging every New Yorker in helping each other.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New York Done Right’s first projects will provide resources for organizing people and funding for disaster aid from New Yorkers to the Gulf Coast.

Our meeting will also include a discussion of some of the wireless coordination that is happening to help aid disaster relief in the Gulf Coast.

To learn more, and find out how you can help, please attend.

NYCwireless July Meeting – Everyone is Invited!

When: Wed. July 27th, 2005 at 7:15 PM
Where:, 459 Broadway at Grand St., 2nd Floor.


Short general meeting to discuss whatever wireless issues members would like to discuss. If you are interested in talking about specific topics, please email us.

Third Annual Defcon Wi-Fi Shootout Contest

Once again, wifi enthusiasts from around the globe will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 29-31, 2005, to pit their geeky skills against one another in the 3rd Annual Defcon Wifi Shootout Contest.

With last year’s contest winners establishing a new world’s record (certified by the Guinness Book of World Records), this year’s contest is sure to once again shatter all preconceived notions as to how far a wifi signal can travel!

The goal of the contest is simple: to achieve the greatest possible connect distance between two 802.11b/g stations through innovative engineering and antenna design. Held in conjunction with the annual Defcon conference, teams will be drawn from the pool of approximately 5000 Defcon attendees to see whose wifi reigns supreme! Spectacular prizes and fun are available to all who participate.

For more information, and to view the results of last year’s contest, please visit

For more information about Defcon, please visit

Contest staff are also, for a limited time, seeking additional contest sponsors. Simply do a Google search for “Defcon Wifi Shootout” to see the coverage this event has received in the past!

Announced by Dave Moore and the Defcon Wifi Shootout Contest Staff