Further Upgrades

The Fox Yard and North End upgrades were completed a week ago. Both sides received a significant speed boost to their Internet connection.

The dairy barn is also connected, as of last Saturday. You'll find wireless access there.

The Cedar House DSL has been flaky; that's been replaced for the time being, with a wireless upgrade scheduled for some time this summer.

Mountainview is coming online, with the same temporary data link that has been in place during construction. See the current phone list for personal numbers as people move into it.

A power control unit was installed Monday at Delta Industrial, as well as a switch upgrade, to aid in stability and management for our Internet uplink. Concurrently with that we had an outage of several hours due to troubles with one of our crucial servers. A replacement is planned.

Further switch and link upgrades are planned throughout the community this summer. We'll keep you posted.


Speed Upgrade

Due to stability issues at the Shop, we have upgraded its wired link, increasing its aggregate speed about 5x. This line has serviced the Shop, the Hillside House, the Fox Yard, and the North End.

The Hillside has been switched to wireless, speeding that connection up as well.

Further upgrades are in progress; the Fox Yard and North End, currently the slowest links at Whitestone, will have their service upgraded first in a few weeks.


Internet Outage

We had a 4-hour intermittent outage starting at 4:10pm today. We tracked the trouble to some equipment belonging to ACS, our upstream Internet provider.



For those having to deal with folks stuck in the dark ages, so to speak, who can't email but can fax, we currently offer fax-to-email numbers. Here's another trick to try.

Upload your received fax (PDF) to Google Docs to have it attempt to convert it back to text.


Telephone numbers available

We are now assigning telephone numbers in the range 895-23XX on a first-served basis. Talk to Jeremy for details.