We will be providing a high speed onsite network with blanket wireless coverage and wired network access to both venues and camping tents.
Backhaul from the campsite is provided by a licensed microwave link to Pulsant's Milton Keynes data centre. There we have installed a router and been kindly provided with a 1Gb/s layer 2 service back to Telehouse East in London Docklands, where we have another router connected to transit providers and peering off some of our traffic.
The following SSIDs will be available:
If you have a wireless device that requires a static IP please contact the InfoDesk.
Be aware that all ssids are unencrypted and you should encrypt any sensitive traffic sent over the air to prevent snooping.
Encrypt your traffic via either a VPN or SSH tunnelling. We have airtime fairness configured on our wireless controllers, so if you wish to download large files please use a wired connection (there will be plenty about).
Camping area and workshops
All camping areas will be within 50m of a Datenklos (Data Toilet), please bring around 60-70m of CAT5 cable.
Lay your own cable neatly from your tent back to the nearest Datenklo, and leave 6m of slack coiled on the floor in front of it. At regular intervals a member of the NOC team will connect it up and enable the port.
All of our edge ports are 10/100, some support PoE (802.3af), plus Auto-MDX.
- Be nice and friendly! Do not do to others what you do not wish done to yourself.
- Protect your computer! We cannot be taken responsible or held accountable for any damage your devices might sustain due to security problems, power spikes and other such perils.
- Please do not operate your own WiFi access point, our wireless solution includes 'CleanAir' technology and has rogue access point detection.
- If you are operating anything else in the 2.4GHz spectrum, please clear the frequencies in advance with us.
- Do not attempt to run a DHCP or RA server. You will be found and named and shamed!
- Cabling from your tent to the data toilets must not cross any roads.
- If you are connecting a Nanode / Arduino Ethernet / other microcontroller to the network please make sure it is using a unique MAC address. Many of the code examples for such devices use an identical MAC address and this will cause problems - if you aren't sure contact the InfoDesk.
Can I bring a server?
Yes, though we would rather these were stored centrally in our NOC. This allows us to provision power easily and you also get the added benefit of connecting directly to our core and having UPS backup. If you intend to bring a server please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can fully understand your requirements prior to the event.