Unigroup's January 2005 Meeting Announcement

Wireless Access Around NYC and Introduction to WiFi


Thursday, January 20th, 2005      (3rd Thursday)

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
Downtown Center
104 Washington Street
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
** Please RSVP (not mandatory) **

6:15 PM - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation



   To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
   Registration Page:
       Unigroup Registration Page.
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   (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)

   Please RSVP by Wednesday, 19-JAN-2005, so we can have the proper
   amount of food available.

   Note: RSVP is not mandatory for this location, but it does help
         us to properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
         seating, etc.).

   Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and THIS page,
   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
   registered for this meeting, please check your email for any
   last minute announcements as the meeting approaches.


    Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
    Downtown Center
    104 Washington Street
    Wall Street Area
    Downtown, New York City


   This month's meeting will be an informal presentation on WiFi,
   and WiFi Connectivity Around NYC.

   Introduction to Wireless Communications (802.11 that is...)
     - Brief History of the beginning.
     - What we have now (802.11a, b, g, pre N, etc).
     - The Hype (WiMax, wireless taking over Ethernet and fiber, etc)
     - Basic Home User Equipment.
     - Basic Company (Real Quality) Equipment.
     - Mobile Wireless Gear (Intel's Centrino, Cisco,
       Dangers of Built-in) & Software (netstumbler).

Web Resources:


   NYCwireless Meeting Presentations

   Community Wireless NodeDB Project

   Vendor Links:

   Proxim White Papers

   Cisco White Papers
     (or search for "Wireless" or "Access Point" or "Aironet")

   WiFi Tool Links:

   NetStumbler (windows)            http://www.stumbler.net
   Kismet                           http://www.kismetwireless.net
   Wi-Foo WiFi Security Tools       http://www.wi-foo.com/index-3.html


   Ben Serebin is...

     a) A Technology Consultant assisting small to medium
        size companies.
     b) A Board of Director for NYCwireless
     c) A member of Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Technology Committee
     d) Created New York's only Microsoft Exchange User Group
     e) All of the Above

   The Answer is E.


   If you are interested in exploring wireless solutions and learn
   about wireless, become a member of NYCwireless and attend our
   monthly meetings and join our mailing list.  If you are
   interested in deploying enterprise class wireless networks or
   seek a technology consultant for your small to medium size
   company, contact REEFsolutions.com.


O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!

** We have a pile of WiFi related books to raffle off!


       Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
       Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
       Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
       Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.


Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads, cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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