Community Wireless: Community
UBC wireless LAN to span one million square metres: ( January 14, 2003 )
Based on 802.11 or "WiFi" technology and running at data rates of 54 Mbps, the UBC wireless LAN may eventually include between 1,200 and 1,500 access points, serving 300 buildings and covering more than one million square metres.
pdf ( April 6, 2002 )
A wireless approach to community networking using 802.11a, b or g
brings interesting opportunities and problems. Noted below are
four business models.
Boingo provides convenient Internet access to the mobile user
in a growing list of hundreds of public spaces including
airports, hotels and cafes. It provides access to existing
networks through a single account.
Joltage's free software turns any Internet connected PC with
WiFi capability in to a hotspot on the Joltage
Open source software, branding, security and roaming access.
Sputnik provides an incentive to both programmers and access
Community Network List
BC Wireless was started in late 2000 in an effort to form and
promote Wireless Communities throughout the province of British
Columbia. We are a loose-knit group of individuals working towards
creating OpenAccess Community operated wireless networks. We
utilize the resources of the bcwireless web site for collaboration
and technical coordination.
This project brings phone calls to the wireless network.
Specifically, when this project is completed, you can use your
telephone and place and receive calls to/from any other telephone
in the world. Your phone will plug into a special antenna mounts
under the eave of your roof. Out of this antenna drops four phone
lines and one ethernet line, which then get mounted into a wall
jack in your home/office. added Febuary 2nd,
A Guide for Library Boards, Educators, and Community Leaders
This guide offers a beginner's look at the process of using radio
frequency wireless technology to connect the computer networks of
two or more local public organizations&emdash;school districts,
public libraries, municipal and county offices, and others. Such
links provide a way to share access to high-speed Internet
connections and other electronic resources.
We are working to build a community supported 802.11b wireless
network in Sonoma County, CA. We are actively developing WRP (a
linux distribution-on-a-floppy that provides wireless support) and
NoCat, the centralized authentication code to make shared internet
services possible. This site is the central repository for our
software, ideas, and information on building wireless
Area Wireless Users Group:
With the understanding that wireless access can and has the
potential to significantly reduce the cost and increase the ease
to share resources and access to the Internet, the Bay Area
Wireless Users Group was founded to promote wireless use for the
Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Bryant Park Wireless Network, powered by NYCwireless is now
available to the public. The network is up and running, and we
invite people to come and use it. Bryant Park is located in
midtown Manhattan, adjacent to the New York Public Library Main
Branch, on Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets.
Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CUWiN):
CUWiN gives communities a new choice for their communications infrastructure
by building a house-to-house wireless "mesh." CUWiN makes it possible for neighbors
to share broadband Internet access and services including Voice over IP as an
alternative to traditional phone service, and alternatives to radio and cable --
such as live broadcasts from grassroots media-makers at the
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and "Internet radio stations"
in subscribers' homes.
"Chi-Fi is the collaborative project of several Chicago based organizations
to create a metro WLAN to serve the city and its constituents." Based in Chicago, USA