[Cu-wireless] confused

David Young dyoung at pobox.com
Mon May 10 18:06:33 CDT 2004

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 05:30:04PM -0500, Ryan Ong wrote:
> Hello,
> I was just at the webpage, and had a question.
> With all the nodes setup, how does one actually access the service?
> I'm not all too familiar w/ wireless at this point, so it's more a question
> out of curiosity since I live a block away from some nodes.

The service C-U Wireless provides is like DSL or cable modem.  There is an
ethernet jack on the wireless node, and your home network plugs into that.
The wireless network up on the rooftops serves a similar purpose as the
cable plant or the telco wires: it connects your node to the Internet.

The wireless nodes, unlike a cable or DSL modem, do double-duty: when
you put a node at your house, you actually help to increase the capacity
and reach of the network.  An important aspect of this network is that
when you add your node to it, you become part-owner of the network.
This is one of the ways that it is a community network.

Let us know if you have more questions.  Also, would you like to host
a node?


David Young             OJC Technologies
dyoung at ojctech.com      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933

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