This weekend, members of the People’s Open team voyaged into the city for Science Hack Day SF 2017. The small group of six were mainly focused on a new project called disaster.radio, a mesh network device powered by solar energy. Marc pitched the idea to hackers at the event and talked with interested newcomers. Meanwhile, […]
On Sunday, August 27th, 2017, we expanded the People’s Open network into the Glenview neighborhood of Oakland, CA. Perched on Park Blvd, overlooking Trestle Glen and the Grand Lake commercial district, this neighborhood provides plenty of sweeping sightlines of Oakland, Piedmont, and even across the Bay to San Francisco. The first node in the Glenview […]
http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/15/wireless-mesh-network-internet This morning the People’s Open Network is featured in an NPR story on wireless mesh networks. Marc Juul from our team discusses our expansion plans and the possibility of long-range backbone links.
Today we installed mesh network nodes on 50th street in Temescal. We’re running the new firmware on two Western Digital MyNet N600s with two Ubiquiti Nanostation M2’s on the roof.
The Peoples Open Network continues to grow. Today we got a new mesh node installed on 42nd street with good signal strength up and down 42nd street and 43rd street near Telegraph: The new node owner:
On December 2nd, as soon as the purchase of the Omni Commons was finalized (!!!), I packed up my car and took off for the Standing Rock Sioux reservation (located about 1600 miles northwest) with a comrade to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over the previous two months, I’d been looped into […]
From our friends at the Slovenian mesh networking project Wlan Slovenija and artist Agnieszka Rovšnik we have a cartoon explaining the best ways to mount a wireless mesh network router:
After some “warbiking” I put together this network map showing observations of network nodes. This map probably isn’t complete, but it shows we have a good opportunity to connect the “islands” of nodes to make a bigger network.
I (Maxb) put a bullet m2 on my roof as an extender node. We have a bunch of these big ol 2.4ghz antennas which I think are pretty high gain and my house has some upstream bandwidth to share, so if you’re in the neighborhood and need some wifi, feel free to come by and […]