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.
- WIPNet — A
Proposal for a Wireless Internet of Portable Nodes
- Lifenet — 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 Foundation.
- Freedombox — Effort to develop secure communications resistant to impediment.
- Wireless mesh network — Wikipedia article.
- Mesh networking — Wikipedia article.
- Mesh Potato —
Mesh networking devices for analog phones, suitable for communications in less developed countries and emergency situations.
- Meraki —
Mesh networking for mostly non-portable devices.
- Mesh Network Details - OLPC —
Details of the mesh networking provided by the XO laptop.
- Wireless Mesh Networking — by Tomas Krag and Sebastian Büettrich, 01/22/2004.
- MeshApp — An open-source, cross-platform application for ad-hoc wireless mesh networking on mobile devices.
- Berkeleys Mesh Network: Dust in the RFID Wind — by Renee Boucher Ferguson, 2006/11/03.
- MeshNetworks —
Offer products that could comprise a WIPNet.
- Xybernaut —
Make a wearable computer with a head-mounted display.
- TAPR — Tucson Amateur
Packet Radio. Active in developing this technology.
Research Hotlinks — Iowa State University collection
- dailywireless.org — Also see Feedreader Browser. Contains info on relevant resources.
- How to build a wireless bridge (mesh network) with WRT54Gs — Mesh networking with a popular wireless router.
- Sinister 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
- 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.
- Freenet —
Another program to set up a network without server support or
- Gnutella —
Program to create peer-to-peer network without central servers or a domain name
- Bluetooth —
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 wireless network.
- Nomad Mobile Research
Centre — Focus on improving computer security.
Corporation — Extensive documentation on TCP/IP addressing and
routing schemes for wireless neworks.
Software — Downloadable DOS software for packet TCP/IP.
- 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:
- rec.radio.amateur.digital.misc —
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
- Bay Area Wireless Users
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