[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sun Feb 6 20:03:22 EST 2011


This sounds like something that might be better done at a weekly project
meeting... perhaps people meet at kwartzlab and try to solve one problem
per week.

I'm not (yet?) a kwartzlab member, but this would seem to keep momentum
going for a wireless mesh project.  Keeping it going as a group.

- Chris


On Sat, Feb 05, 2011 at 05:33:06PM +0000, zixiekat at gmail.com wrote:
> I still think fiddling with some WiFi stuff sounds like fun, even if its just a connection between some LUG members and doesn't ultimately lead to the internet. Think of it as a wireless BBS.
> 
> Anyone up for seeing how cheaply this can be done?  I might be interesting to see just how far we can reliably throw a WiFi signal with some homebrew antennas.  We can always use a VPN to join distant members. 
> 
> I have two 'spare' routers, both easily flashable with Tomato or DD-WRT. Anyone have experience building cantennas?
> 
> 
> Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
> Envoy? sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le r?seau de Bell.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> Sender: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org
> Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 12:19:36 
> To: <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Reply-To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco
> 
> Interestingly, P2PNet has an article on citizen mesh WiFi today:
> 
> http://www.p2pnet.net/story/48603
> 
>     ?It is about a project in two Italian towns to construct a
>     citizen-owned WiFi mesh network that will allow direct communication
>     of all participants and will link into the internet at provider level.?
> 
>     The project ?might profitably be replicated in many places across
>     the planet?, he said.
> 
> 
> Doesn't seem like a mature project yet. Providing a link to the host at 
> 127.0.0.1 gives me reason to doubt their technical chops.
> 
> --Bob.
> 
> 
> 
> On 11-02-01 03:20 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> > I remember waterloowireless.com from about 10 years ago, when Pringles 
> > Cantennas were all the rage. One of the first attempts at mesh WiFi. 
> > Slightly ahead of its time, I think. Their only remaining presence 
> > seems to be this: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwrg/
> >
> > --Bob.
> >
> >
> > On 11-02-01 12:13 PM, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
> >> KW-Mesh would be awesome. I have heard of this being done else where,
> >> but I don't know the details.
> >>
> >> I did come across a co-op ISP in Ontario called Quadro
> >> <http://www.quadro.net/>. I assume that they are a Bell DSL re-seller as
> >> well.
> >>
> >> Andrew
> >>
> >>
> >> On 01/02/11 12:04 PM, Adam Glauser wrote:
> >>> On 2/1/2011 11:34 AM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> >>>> You wants to build a mesh network on the west side of Kitchener?
> >>>
> >>> Is there an ISP that will offer a service that is allowed to be shared
> >>> in this way? Atria maybe?
> >>>
> >>> Let's assume that one of us had a fibre connection available, and that
> >>> the service agreement allowed sharing. What does Atria change per GB 
> >>> for
> >>> usage? I wonder what sort of usage terms would be required for 
> >>> equitable
> >>> cost distribution in such a scheme.
> >>>
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