[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 7 11:51:28 EST 2011


I would like to be involved. I have some experience with the cantenna, and could build one no problem. I would like to try a freznel lense though. A bit harder but much better. And it can be used with the can for a double dose.


Joseph Wennechuk
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> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:03:22 -0500
> From: cdfrey at foursquare.net
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco
> 
> 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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