Nicholas Negroponte explains why Wi-Fi "lily pads and frogs" will transform the future of wireless
BroadVoice WiSIP phone that is optimized for use with BroadVoice service.
WiFi VOIP and the Last Arbitrage When you can make an end-to-end call most anywhere-to-anywhere for practically free, it changes everything
The Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CUWiN) is developing an open source, turnkey wireless networking solution that exceeds the functionality of many proprietary systems. CUWiN's software will share connectivity across the network, allowing users to buy bandwidth in bulk and benefit from the cost savings. CUWiN networks are self-configuring and self-healing -- so adding new wireless nodes is hassle-free, and the system automatically adapts to the loss of an existing node. And, because CUWiN networks are completely ad-hoc, there's no need for expensive central servers or specialized administration equipment.
Become_a_wireless_isp for 300£ While the learned are laughing at Negroponte's fantastic "futuristic" vision of a mesh of interconnected wireless LANs "like lilypads which you hop from one to another" a UK company has produced Mesh wireless technology which you can buy and install, today, for under £300.
Meshcube.org The 4G AccessCube is a new hardware platform dedicated to WirelessLan MeshRouting, developed by 4G Systems, Hamburg, Germany. With a 400MHz MIPS processor, 64MB RAM, 32MB flash and up to 8 MiniPci cards, it is powerful enough to provide excellent security and encryption, and flexible enough for custom applications and modifications. See section HardWare for more details about the hardware.
O'Reilly on Wireless Mesh
Community Wireless is an umbrella organization - representing the needs of the emerging community networks
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