Doctor Network - Steve's experience in the area of computer networking.
I have experience working on many types of PC's and
minicomputers, on both hardware and software issues. I have worked on
many types of networks, from University-size to two-computer size. Back
in the early 1990's I was a system manager/network manager of a
university-based graphics laboratory. While there I learned how to run
UNIX- and VMS-based minicomputers and their peripherals on a thinnet
Ethernet network with various protocols including TCP/IP and DECNET.
Starting in February of 2001 I gained Windows-based networking
experience as an installer of Starband satellite
Internet access systems. I installed (June 2003) a mixed wired/wireless
network for resource sharing at Plow Creek Farm and Fellowship, later adding a link
to the town of Tiskilwa using wireless and fiber optics based connections. Starting in the late
fall of 2006 I installed wireless (ground-based) Internet access for people
in the area who are near one of the NBS
wireless towers. I have been (August 2007) a certified installer for
WildBlue satellite Internet access systems through
Wind Power Electric in Princeton, Illinois, but no longer install satellite systems.
I try to keep up with the ways people can connect to the
Internet in the rural areas of Bureau, Marshall, Stark, Putnam and nearby
counties. I am conversant in many networking protocols and mixed Windows/Unix(Linux)/Mac
Contact me at doctornetwork(AT)doctornetwork.net
(sorry, but you will have to open your email program manually) or at
815-646-4950 to leave a message.