[Nottingham] NanNet

.waffle nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sun Feb 23 00:02:01 2003


250 seems rather expensive to me... 100 should easily cover the costs of a
_router_, even if it is wireless...

.waffle

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee" <nospamlee@astarix.co.uk>
To: <nottingham@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Nottingham] NanNet


Hmm, where did you get that oftel quote from? ??? bizzare???

Yeah, I've been looking at those mesh ap's, very nice, it's 2.4.18
kernel, with all the wireless drivers (pcmcia, usb, pci) prism2 built
in. All runs without a harddisk too.... The hardware version is a
fanless machine, 500mhz, runs X windows, etc etc, all good for 250
quid... :-)...

Te routing protocol is interesting, uses AODV , which is seems suited to
adhoc , mobile wireless networks, sound yummy to me. I'm going to get a
few and see what they run like (if at all) :-)....

Now I just need 802.11g drivers for linux, and my journey away from the
dark side will be complete....

Cheers,
Lee
'obiWAN has networked u well'

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 17:45, Martin wrote:
> James Duncan wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 16:14, Martin Garton wrote:
> >>On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, James Duncan wrote:
> >>> I am also in NG7 and I am *VERY* interested in this.  I am on a
> >>> broadband connection and would be willing to donate bandwidth also.
> >>> Would any one be interested in divying up a really big pipe?
> >>I'm in NG7 also. (but I don't know for how much longer)
> >>What do you call "really big? :)
> > Enough to make an FTP server cry? ;
> > Maybe we could get a few people involved and rent SDSL or similar.
> [...]
>
>
>
> On a related WiFi/Mesh LAN/WAN note, take a look at:
>
> Become a wireless ISP: for three hundred pounds
>
> ..."like lilypads which you hop from one to another" a UK company has
> produced Mesh wireless technology which you can buy and install, today,
> for under 300.
>
> http://www.newswireless.net/articles/030120-locust.html
>
>
>
> Special note:
>  >>>>
>   The last legal obstacle, according to founder Richard Lander, was the
> decision by Oftel, allowing people to share their broadband with up to
> 20 others.
>  >>>>
>
> ...!
> Does this make broadband suppliers' restrictions on sharing links
> unenforceable?
>
> Martin
>
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