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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 7:00 PM

Wireless Service at an event

I am the manager of an upcoming event in the eastern Baltimore County area.  It has come to our attention that mobile service is very weak in the venue (it is a state park) and 75-80 vendors are going to have trouble processing transactions.  I am looking for a solution to this problem. While a telecommunications sponsorship could certainly be in the cards, I really first need to know WHAT has to happen so that service is provided to this event. I just don't know who to ask.  Suggestions?

Former Employee

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22.5K Messages

1 year ago

Your looking for 1 or more COWS...

No ideal of costs...

https://www.business.att.com/products/att-private-cellular-networks-events.html

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1 year ago

Thank you.  It certainly looks like it would work, but it also looks like a bit of overkill for a one-time a year, 6 hour event.  I will check it out with the sales team, though.  What is COWS? 

ACE - Expert

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1 year ago

Cell On Wheels

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19.7K Messages

1 year ago

This is what Google says, I didn't know. 

Cell on wheels (COW) is a portable mobile cellular site that provides temporary network and wireless coverage to locations where cellular coverage is minimal or compromised.

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1 year ago

You don’t get to keep the cow it’s rented 

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1 month ago

Providing wireless service at an event requires careful planning and the right tools to ensure a seamless and reliable connection for all attendees. Here’s a comprehensive guide to setting up wireless service for an event:

1. Assess the Requirements

  • Number of Users: Estimate the number of attendees and the number of devices they might use.
  • Bandwidth Needs: Determine the type of activities (e.g., streaming, browsing, social media) to estimate bandwidth requirements.
  • Coverage Area: Define the physical area where the wireless network needs to be available.

2. Site Survey

  • Conduct a thorough site survey to identify potential obstacles, sources of interference, and optimal locations for access points (APs).

3. Network Design

  • Access Points (APs): Deploy enough APs to cover the area and handle the expected user load.
  • Bandwidth Management: Implement Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize critical traffic and ensure fair distribution of bandwidth.
  • Security: Set up a secure network with appropriate encryption (e.g., WPA3), and consider using a captive portal for guest access.

4. Equipment and Tools

  • Access Points: Choose high-performance APs that support the latest Wi-Fi standards (e.g., Wi-Fi 6).
  • Network Switches: Use switches that can handle high traffic volumes and offer Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power APs.
  • Cabling: Ensure you have high-quality cabling (Cat6 or higher) for wired connections.
  • Backup Equipment: Have spare APs, switches, and cables on hand in case of failures.

5. Internet Connection

  • Bandmargin: 0;">By following these steps and utilizing the recommended tools, you can provide reliable wireless service that enhances the overall experience for event attendees.

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27 days ago

To ensure reliable wireless service at an event, follow these steps:

  1. Assess Needs: Determine the number of expected attendees and their connectivity needs.
  2. Choose a Provider: Partner with a reputable wireless service provider with experience in event support.
  3. Install Access Points: Deploy multiple Wi-Fi access points throughout the venue to ensure comprehensive coverage.
  4. Bandwidth Allocation: Allocate sufficient bandwidth to handle high traffic, especially in key areas.
  5. Network Security: Implement robust security measures to protect the network and users.
  6. Tech Support: Have technical support on-site to address any connectivity issues promptly.
  7. Test the Network: Conduct thorough testing before the event to ensure everything runs smoothly.

These steps will help ensure attendees have a positive, connected experience......

ACE - Expert

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18K Messages

27 days ago

another chatgpt response....and since this event was last year....

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