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05-01-2004 07:14 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Hayes

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Moab, Utah

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Hi Everyone,

Let me tell you about my problem, I live in between 2 offices.
The 2 offices set up a wireless network across my property, well
one of my trees was blocking there signal. So when I was at work
they come on my property and cut the tree down. Anyway the court
ordered them to replace the tree, so because that will block there
signal they are stalling.

OK Here is what I need to know. What can I do to block there signal
so they will get in gear and pay for my tree ??????????

Here's some more info that mite help.
The offices are 1000ft apart, I do not know what they are using
for there network...
Any help would be great.

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05-01-2004 07:54 AM  13 years agoPost 2
psawya

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Woodinville, WA

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Just a guess but intentionally blocking anyone's signal is probably against the law. I wouldn't want to be sued for lost revenue because I was intentionally blocking their signal.

Put the pressue on another way. Take out an add in the paper with a copy of your court order. Bad publicity will get them in gear if they value their business.

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05-01-2004 09:30 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Peter65

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Roxby Downs, South Australia.

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Replace the bloody tree!

What about trespass. Isn't that illegal in your state? The best the courts did was tell them to replace the tree.

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05-01-2004 01:02 PM  13 years agoPost 4
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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Why wait for them?

If you have a court order to have the tree replaced, just go down to the nearest nursery and order one. Send the bill to the company.

Tom

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05-01-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Peter65

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Roxby Downs, South Australia.

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Just make it a big oak and put it in the same place

Laughing at yourself will lengthen your life. Laughing at me will shorten it...

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05-01-2004 01:25 PM  13 years agoPost 6
z11355

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New England

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musta been one hell of a tree.

realistically, they are using either an RF link
or a laser link.

Given that a single tree 'blocked' their signal,
I'd kind of guess it was a laser. You should be
able to see the unit's on the roofs. Does it look
like a TV type antenna or does it look like a
closed circuit TV camera in a weatherproof
enclosure.

Of course, you reallly should pursue this legally
since according to you, they trespassed and
destroyed your property while trespassing.
Sounds like a good lawsuit. Tell your lawyer
to get off his ass.

Oh, and one thing you can do is get a bunch of
those Mylar party balloons, fill them up w/
helium and tether them so they bounce and
float right in line w/ their signal.

And make sure you have a No Trespassing
sign on your property.

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05-01-2004 03:17 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Ronan

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Galway, Ireland

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It is most likely a wifi (802.11) link with directional antennas. These antennas increase the range but they have a very narrow beam width so they are easily obstructed. Trees can really get in the way of these kinds of links because when the tree moves due the wind the signal is partially interrupted and performance is reduced drastically. It is not easy to jam these kinds of links without special equipment and if you do it's probably illegal.

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05-01-2004 03:18 PM  13 years agoPost 8
S_Owen

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Wichita Falls, TX.

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It wouldn't be illegal to block out there signal. Wifi is not a licensed frequency. Get a couple wireless routers and set them in your yard where the tree used to be, only set them up for protected access. Get a couple large antenna, D-Link makes some good ones, and aim them right into the buildings. Build it into something like a dog house or a bench. When the access points in the buildings try to connect to each other, they will connect to you because of the higher signal level, only they won't be able to do anything because access is protected.

If it's point-to-point laser, tough luck. Wait for the tree to grow.

If it were me, I would press criminal charges for destruction of private property. I would also call the news paper, local news TV stations, CNN, radio stations, etc. It would make a good 6:00 news story.

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05-01-2004 03:39 PM  13 years agoPost 9
tris_heli

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Lidlington, Bedfordshire, UK

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Surely it depends on what 802.11 channel they are on ???
You may have to play around to hit the right one

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05-01-2004 03:54 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Ronan

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Galway, Ireland

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Exactly. It would be hard to find what channel they were on. Also they could be using one of many different 802.11 standards e.g a,b,g etc. You would need to have the proper hardware.

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05-01-2004 03:54 PM  13 years agoPost 11
z11355

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New England

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when we did the RF link a few years ago
between our old office & new one, the
antennas used were small 8" square patch
antennas (through windows) at least 1000'
if not double that.

try the mylar balloon trick

you can also make an antenna from a Pringles
can (google 'Pringles antenna')

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05-02-2004 12:27 AM  13 years agoPost 12
psawya

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Woodinville, WA

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You might find this interesting.

From http://uscode.house.gov

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CITE-

47 USC Sec. 333 01/22/02

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 47 - TELEGRAPHS, TELEPHONES, AND RADIOTELEGRAPHS

CHAPTER 5 - WIRE OR RADIO COMMUNICATION

SUBCHAPTER III - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO RADIO

Part I - General Provisions

-HEAD-

Sec. 333. Willful or malicious interference

-STATUTE-

No person shall willfully or maliciously interfere with or cause

interference to any radio communications of any station licensed or

authorized by or under this chapter or operated by the United

States Government.

-SOURCE-

(June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title III, Sec. 333, as added Pub. L.

101-396, Sec. 9, Sept. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 850.)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Even though WiFi is not a licensed frequency band it is an Authorized one.
Pete

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05-02-2004 04:21 AM  13 years agoPost 13
serious_sam

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New York

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you've hit a jackpot buddy.

get a hotshot lawyer and sue their @$$ off. don't forget to mention how emotionally traumatized you were when you saw the tree gone. maybe the jury will give you a couple million bucks. after the lawyer's fees you should still have a few hundred grand left.

when companies pull a stupid stunt like that, they are begging to be sued. fulfill their wish.

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05-02-2004 04:55 AM  13 years agoPost 14
Ted Toth

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Myrtle Beach S.C.

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name the tree. if stuff has a name they pay you more for loosing a pet.
very sleazy I like that


.

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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05-02-2004 06:09 AM  13 years agoPost 15
Hayes

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Moab, Utah

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Thank you guys for the info.

I have ran a add in the paper for 3 weeks. It has been 8 weeks
since the court judged in my favor, when this happened the cops
would not even do anything because the offices are owned by the
local hospital. I'm going to contact a new lawyer on Monday to see
what I can do...

Thanks,

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