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== [[Image: Meraka.jpg]] Wireless Africa / COIN Wiki ==
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''Removing the barriers to enable bottom-up creation of access infrastructure''
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'''The Wireless Africa group is researching ways and means to develop sustainable information and communications technology in developing countries. This will be achieved through community-owned decentralized mesh networks built on open source technology'''.
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== 10 December 2006 Prototype 1 of fully self-contained solar powered SA mesh node ==
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Their are a plethora of mesh routing protocols being used worldwide today (See: [[Wireless Mesh Networking]]). Some of these have become popular due to organizations taking the trouble to convert the specification into usable code that can be run on a wireless router while other protocols remain purely academic and have only been run on computer simulations. There is also a new 802.11s working group which is seeking to create [[Mesh Standards]]. Protocols for which code is available will be run on the massive mesh, indoor testbed, which consists of a grid of 49 nodes (See 1st thumbnail image). Some code will also be ported to run on the massive mesh - for example HSLS is being ported to FreeBSD and Linux. Performance metrics will be gathered such as average throughput and latency together with their variance.
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== 1 October 2005 Tin can connects rural home to outside world ==
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== [[NEW:  Quick getting started guide for setting up an outdoor mesh node]] ==
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[[NEW:  Quick getting started guide for setting up an outdoor mesh node]]  
  
  
 
Please use the discussion tag above to comment and provide suggestions!
 
Please use the discussion tag above to comment and provide suggestions!
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Please Email wa-admin(at)meraka.org.za if you wish to contribute or for further information.
  
Please Email wa-admin(at)meraka.org.za if you wish to contribute or for further information.
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Revision as of 10:24, 20 February 2007



Tobar.jpg

The Wireless Africa group is researching ways and means to develop sustainable information and communications technology in developing countries. This will be achieved through community-owned decentralized mesh networks built on open source technology.

10 December 2006 Prototype 1 of fully self-contained solar powered SA mesh node

Sa-mesh-node2.JPG

Their are a plethora of mesh routing protocols being used worldwide today (See: Wireless Mesh Networking). Some of these have become popular due to organizations taking the trouble to convert the specification into usable code that can be run on a wireless router while other protocols remain purely academic and have only been run on computer simulations. There is also a new 802.11s working group which is seeking to create Mesh Standards. Protocols for which code is available will be run on the massive mesh, indoor testbed, which consists of a grid of 49 nodes (See 1st thumbnail image). Some code will also be ported to run on the massive mesh - for example HSLS is being ported to FreeBSD and Linux. Performance metrics will be gathered such as average throughput and latency together with their variance.


1 October 2005 Tin can connects rural home to outside world

Cantenna-peebles-small.jpg




NEW: Quick getting started guide for setting up an outdoor mesh node


Please use the discussion tag above to comment and provide suggestions! Please Email wa-admin(at)meraka.org.za if you wish to contribute or for further information.

Meraka.jpg