I saw something on the hive website about the meshnet project. This is
something I have been thinking about for awhile. I have always thought
of a high speed pubic wireless network where everybody is
interconnect. Get rid of the isp and only pay for the services you
use. You could ditch your cell phone for a VoIP phone. There are a lot
I have been doing 802.11 wireless for about 12 years. I have done a
lot of bridging solutions. I would like to get involved with this
project. Hopefully my experience will bring something to the project.
I might be able to borrow some antennas and cables from work to do
some testing with. I also have access to spec ans and other tools that
might help in setting this up. How do I get started?
I do have a few questions. The first concerns the platform chosen.
That linksys box is EOL. What is the availability? I was thinking of
using some sort of open source platform that somebody could build or
use an old pc as the mesh point. Something that's readily available,
low cost and easy to obtain. I know there is one source AP software
out there that can run on a pc. The trick would be to get wireless
nics that have external antenna connectors on them to be able to
connect outdoor antennas too. most nics are USB today. Maybe one could
be opened up and hacked. Anyways, just some thoughts and ideas.
On the corner of mcmicken and w Clifton on top of the Chicago gyro
building there is a cisco 1510 mesh AP. I have never seen any of it's
friends. Anybody know anything about that mesh network? Is it even a
mesh. It has the mesh backhaul antennas on it. Maybe itvis just
functioning as a hotspot. It's been up there for a few years.