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:
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 […]
We spent last Sunday installing a 2.4ghz AP pointing NW towards the street at 1212 Broadway in Downtown Oakland in the Clef offices. They have a 1gbps connection in their 12th story office and they were willing to share, so we set up a Nanostation M2 pointing towards the street in an attempt to create […]
We’ve been doing alpha testing on our what’s looking to be the network v0.2 for the last couple months. A lot of our firmware/etc code has been tightened up and we’re starting to get good results. There are obviously a lot of metrics that are worth considering when evaluating the success of a network, but […]
After a dark fall of struggling with various issues with batman-adv and our tunnels, our coding crew decided to switch to Babel. While integrating the new protocol into our firmware, we’ve been actively researching potential sources of bandwidth to feed the network and mounting rooftop nodes in strategic locations. Every Sunday, we’ve been building out […]