sascha at ucimc.org
Fri Nov 19 10:23:37 CST 2004
> Does your network provide any form of "hot zone" or is it strictly
> hotspot? I'm working on a paper comparing community vs municipal
> wireless networks. I've looked at your map and wonder how far from each
> node someone can get wifi reception. I do understand interference and
> LOS issues.
CUWiN is more of a hybrid between the two -- it creates clouds of
connectivity where-in hot zones can be set up. The network architecture
has two levels -- one that communicates between nodes on the network, and
one (within each node) where end-users connect to the network. The first
(internodal) level forms a hot zone, where-in anyone can set up a node and
thus join the network; but individual end-users would only connect through
hot-spots, LANs, etc. that are plugged into each node.
Most of the nodes on our map (the map on our site is a bit out of date)
have Wireless APs, which have a typical range from the node location.
But the nodes themselves have a much larger range (often hundreds of
meters) wherein anyone could set up a new node and a new wireless AP and
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