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You can recollect
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router to your pc
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HildBeft Posted:
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The devices are
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different price
margins , please
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Hi these are most
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Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,

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James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
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Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
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James44 Posted:
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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
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jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
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main building. I
have a wireless

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Pman Posted:
Hello, While
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great service over
the years, it is
time to part

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jbugz67 Posted:
We recently
purchased 5
Polycom VVX 300
phones from
Vonage, and have

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Helping Biloxi Get Rid Of The Blues

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September 24, 2005

By Alex Paul

Imagine virtually all of the trees in Linn and Benton counties blown over at the same time. That would be a first step toward understanding the actual damage experienced by communities along the Gulf of Mexico, Matt Turkington, an Oregon State University senior and disaster volunteer, said about life after Hurricane Katrina.

Turkington, 22, of Beaverton, arrived Sept. 10 in Biloxi, Miss., as leader of a 10-member volunteer team whose goal is helping communities establish Internet-based communication systems, via computers and special telephones.

"It's kind of like stepping back 20 years or more," Turkington said. "There are no computer systems operating, everything has to be done on paper and if you want to communicate with most people, you have to do it face-to-face."

Turkington's team, all volunteers from the computer and wireless communications fields, come from across the country — from New Mexico to Connecticut. Their efforts are coordinated by a professional group for the wireless Internet service industry, which is coordinating programs with FEMA and the American Red Cross.

"Our immediate goal is to get government agencies on line," Turkington said. "We have had several large donations of Internet-based phones from companies like Vonage," Turkington said. "In addition to aiding local governments, we hope to get communications set up for people who are living in shelters. It's been three weeks since the hurricane hit and people still don't know where some of their family members are."

Turkington, a computer science major at OSU, said his teammates are experts in various disciplines within the wireless Internet industry. "We have system analysts, tower climbers, radio experts, you name it," he said.

Turkington's expertise is in developing networks to fit specific needs, which is one reason he was named team leader.

"I don't necessarily do the climbing or the wiring, but I can figure out what systems need to be set up to get the job done," he said. "My parents still don't really understand what my job is all about."

In addition to his classroom studies at OSU, Turkington works in Internet technology services for the college's Department of Agriculture.

"I'm not an expert, but I do know how to work with government officials. I talk computer talk. I know how to organize, and I know how to get along with people," Turkington said of his job skills.

Turkington said that until Wednesday of last week, he was frustrated by the team's struggles to push forward, but a communications tower went on line Thursday and progress is being made.

In addition to Biloxi, the team is working with other area communities including D'Iberville, most of which have been leveled, Turkington said.

"The water has subsided, but there's mud several feet deep in what's left of homes. Every home has been affected to some extent. Some homes, that had solid brick walls, are completely gone," Turkington said. "Actually, emergency officials are concerned because the houses that were demolished don't present the biggest health risk. The other homes, that were flooded and are filled with mud, contain massive amounts of bacteria. Yet, there are families trying to live within them."

Turkington's team is living in a recreational vehicle in the front yard of a family's home that wasn't severely damaged by the storm. Turkington said his team is going to work on communications projects at a U.S. Naval base at Gulfport and plan to relocate there.

They had hopes of getting a local medical center on line some time Monday.

"We are lucky. We're eating MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and we have bottled water to drink. We can actually wash our clothes. There is running water at the house, but it's not drinkable."

The loss of things most of us take for granted on a daily basis — stop lights and street signs — are gone, Turkington said.

"You just don't realize how important those things are until you're trying to drive around and you're trying to find some place. There aren't even signs at the entrance of communities. You have no idea how many people live somewhere," Turkington said.

The first three to five blocks of Biloxi that sat on the coast "are completely gone. ... It's now a beach," Turkington said.

Turkington said he and his teammates "feel welcome and safe." Biloxi is home to an Air Force base and military police patrol the community. "We are outsiders, but have been made very welcome here," Turkington said.

Although he hopes to be back at OSU for opening day of classes next week, he may be late, Turkington said. "I've completed all of the classes in my major. I've just got a couple business classes for my minor," Turkington said. "Everyone at OSU has been very supportive of this project. The engineering department even paid for my ticket down here."

Turkington was originally slated to work in San Antonio, Texas, but his assignment was switched at the last minute to Biloxi. "My mom was very worried because everything was kind of up in the air, but I knew it would all work out," Turkington said.

What will Turkington take away from this experience?

"We were talking about that last night. One person said that when she gets home, she's going to get rid of all of the extra stuff in her life. Here, there's stuff — not junk really, but people's stuff — blown all over the place, in tree tops," Turkington said. "I think there's something to be said for leading a simpler lifestyle."

People can follow Turkington's progress and make donations to the effort by going online at

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