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How To Set Up An Open Mesh Network in Your Neighborhood

How To Set Up An Open Mesh Network in Your Neighborhood
Mesh networks can share web connections throughout a neighborhood, spreading the reach of a broadband connection. They're an excellent way to improve a community’s web access, and could also serve a role in the infrastructure for the Next Net that Douglas Rushkoff envisions. Open Mesh is a company that offers mesh network solutions for businesses and communities. They provided Shareable with this guide to how to set up a mesh network in your own neighborhood. It is now easy for anyone to extend their wireless coverage throughout a hotel, apartment, office, neighborhood, village, coffee shop, shopping mall, campground, marina or just about anywhere else you need to extend wireless coverage. It should take you no more than a few minutes to do it, even if you consider the extent of your technical skills to be no more than turning on your computer and checking your email. Some basic terminology: Network: A group of computers that can talk to each other – in our case, wirelessly. Gateway: Node: Related:  Networking / Distributed NetworkingInterneta la internet de Sabaneta

HOW TO COMMUNICATE IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN THE INTERNET USA :: Freedom and Liberty :: Print this ArticleHOW TO COMMUNICATE IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN THE INTERNET02-07-2011 9:48 pm - Wallace Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service. This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without internet? NOTE: If you have advice to add, please log in and Aadd your comments. Print out your contact list, so your phone numbers aren’t stuck in the cloud. CB Radio: Short for "Citizens Band" radio, these two-way radios allow communication over short distances on 40 channels. Ham radio: To converse over these radios, also known as "amateur radios," you have to obtain an operator's license from the FCC. FIND THE PRIVATELY RUN ISPs Dial-up can be slow.

Village Telco » Mesh Potato Mesh Potato Click for larger view The Mesh Potato is a device for providing low-cost telephony and Internet in areas where alternative access either doesn’t exist or is too expensive. It is a marriage of a low-cost wireless access point (AP) capable of running a mesh networking protocol with an Analog Telephony Adapter (ATA).Here is the story of how the idea of the Mesh Potato came about. The first prototypes of the Mesh Potato were built in June of 2009, almost exactly a year after the Mesh Potato concept was conceived of. The production Mesh Potato can be seen at the right. The Mesh Potato went on sale in September 2010 and can be ordered through the online store of this website. Mesh Potato Features Specifications Overview Atheros AR2317 system on a Chip (SoC)Silicon labs FXS port chipsetMIPS 4k processor 180 MHzOne 10/100Mbit LAN port8 MByte Serial Flash EEPROM16 MByte RAM Wireless LAN Interfaces/Ports LAN Port : 1 x RJ-45FXS Port : 1 x RJ-11 Firmware Environmental Electrical Physical

Monte y culebra, o muerte Cambia radicalmente la visión de eso que llamamos “panorama político” cuando salimos de Caracas, y en general de toda la Venezuela urbanizada y seudocosmopolita. Esta reflexión amerita pies de plomo y avisos de señalización en cantidad, porque sus líneas rectoras se emparentan peligrosamente con una vieja idea de la “clase pensante” (ustedes saben, esa parranda de universitarios y sus afines y derivaciones: sifrinos, sifrinoides, lechuguinos, protoaristócratas y demás güevones que se creen destinados por la providencia a dirigir al país y al mundo, porque dizque estudiaron y se quemaron las pestañas, como si los pobres no nos hubiéramos quemado todo el cuerpo, pestañas incluidas): la idea fatua, ridícula y vomitiva según la cual en Caracas, Carabobo y el Zulia el chavismo perdió porque la gente de las ciudades es más inteligente, estudiada y por lo tanto superior. Y ya. Paro un momento en Caracas y seguimos de gira, agitando por el Sí.

Why We Need Bubbles - Page 2 So while I am somewhat miffed at Pariser because searches for “The Filter” mainly come up with his book or his TED talk as opposed to our website, I actually agree with most of what he says. There are plenty of lazy recommendation engines out there that do exactly what he criticizes filtering for: They are limited and therefore limiting. But as the granular and context-sensitive filtering (like the one we offer) becomes more and more sophisticated, it actually has the potential to expand knowledge and taste in ways that leaving things to chance (or more, likely, top 10 lists) would probably never achieve. I remember very clearly the first time I ever accessed the Internet, circa 1994. The exhilaration of being connected to what even then were endless possibilities literally froze me on the spot. I stared at the blinking cursor of the Yahoo search engine box like an artist stares at a blank canvas, or like a deer stares at oncoming headlights.

5 minute summary: Data Retention The EU data retention directive aims at enabling the retracing of who contacted whom via telephone, mobile phone or e-mail for a period of 6 to 24 months. In the case of mobile calls or text messages via mobile phone, the user's location is also to be logged. The data that is collected about the entire population allows our movements to be traced, any calls or communications with personal and business contacts to be monitored and removes privacy in our personal relationships. Until 2007, telecommunications providers were permitted to retain only data required for billing purposes. What is the problem? The current scheme regarding the collection of information about citizens' communication, movements and use of media constitute the greatest threat yet to our right to an independent and private life. We are all suffering from data retention: Current situation Most EU member states have introduced data retention legislation while some have no such legislation in place. Act now:

ESP8266 WiFi Throwies A few years ago, someone figured out you can take an LED, a coin cell battery, and a magnet, tape them together, and throw them on every conceivable metallic surface. This was the creation of LED throwies, and the world was much worse off for its invention. With the ESP-8266 WiFi module, we have a tiny, tiny device with a WiFi radio, and just enough processing power to do something interesting. What does that mean? WiFi throwies. [Andreas Reischle] stuffed an ESP-8266 WiFi module and a lithium cell inside a weatherproof controller loaded up with magnets. The software is based on the NodeMCU firmware and features a web server and a DNS server. It’s much better than polluting the world with LEDs and lithium; this one has Hunt the Wumpus on it. Thanks [Oliver] for the tip.

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