Last weekend we put up a new node in the Berkeley Hills. The node has line-of-sight to the Archive.org data center in Richmond as well as line-of-sight to all of North Berkeley and Albany (from the Berkeley Rose Garden down to Golden Gate Fields). This node mount also wins the prize for best sunset!
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.