A Wireless Internet
There are several efforts under way leading to a
store-and-forward digital radio network that would function as a
wireless Internet, able to provide emergency communciations in the
event of failure or overloading of the wired Internet, and able to
extend Internet communciations beyond the reach of wire links. You
should also do a search on "flexnet" or "amprnet" using any of
several WWW search engines.
A Proposal for a Wireless Internet of Portable Nodes
Free software you can install on your cellphone or laptop to
make it a wireless node in a mesh network.
- Commotion Wireless /
MANET Open Technology Initiative of the New America
Effort to develop secure communications resistant to impediment.
mesh network Wikipedia article.
networking Wikipedia article.
- Mesh Potato Mesh
networking devices for analog phones, suitable for
communications in less developed countries and emergency
- Meraki Mesh networking
for mostly non-portable devices.
Network Details - OLPC Details of the mesh
networking provided by the XO laptop.
Mesh Networking by Tomas Krag and Sebastian
An open-source, cross-platform application for ad-hoc wireless
mesh networking on mobile devices.
Mesh Network: Dust in the RFID Wind by Renee
Boucher Ferguson, 2006/11/03.
Offer products that could comprise a WIPNet.
Make a wearable computer with a head-mounted display.
- Terrestrial Amateur Radio Packet
Network (TARPN). Have a working network.
- TAPR Tucson Amateur
Packet Radio. Active in developing this technology.
Research Hotlinks Iowa State University collection
Also see Feedreader
Browser. Contains info on relevant resources.
to build a wireless bridge (mesh network) with WRT54Gs
Mesh networking with a popular wireless router.
Radio Network Seeking a network free of commercial
Internet service providers, governments, telephone companies,
and ad-hoc Internet regulatory bodies of dubious legitimacy
(such as ARIN and Internic).
- Defcon Hackers conference.
- FlexNet Home Page
Documentation and links on this project.
- North East Digital Association Publish a regular report on
FlexNet information. NEDA, PO Box 563, Manchester, NH 03105.
Another program to set up a network without server support or
Program to create peer-to-peer network without central servers
or a domain name system.
Protocol to support wireless network of mobile computers.
intelligence Ants find optimal traversals of a
network, and they may show us how to route packets over a
- Nomad Mobile
Research Centre Focus on improving computer
Corporation Extensive documentation on TCP/IP
addressing and routing schemes for wireless neworks.
Software Downloadable DOS software for packet
- SEDAN Southeastern
Emergency Digital Association Networks. Much relevant material
on packet radio. Maintained by Buck Rogers email@example.com
- AMPRnet FTP Site
Maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Marston WWW
Site Has done a lot of work on AMPRnet. Email: email@example.com
Main newsgroup on this subject.
- Low Power FM
Broadcasting Could be critical in an emergency for
reaching persons not linked.
- Communications and
Surveillance Links to equipment
manufacturers. Especially important are wearable computers and
portable spread-spectrum transceivers.
- Security and Privacy
Links to providers and documents on encryption, tempest
protection, and anonymous access to the Internet.
- Austin Area Wireless Users
- Austin Wireless Group
- Bay Area Wireless Users Group
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