[CUWiN] FreeNet Router Project

Dan Flett conhoolio at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 6 03:01:23 CST 2005

Hi All,

I've started a Wiki page detailing a project I am working on.  I am
seeking advice, criticism, or contributions of any sort on this.


In short, I'm aiming to create a cheap, dual radio "router-in-a-box"
with a user friendly web interface - with the aim of making it
mass-producable.  On the wiki page above the various existing hardware
and software options are investigated.

I'm involved with Melbourne Wireless
(http://www.melbournewireless.org.au) where we aim to make a standalone
wireless network across the city.  Australian Government regulations
restrict the ways in which you can distribute Internet access - hefty
licence fees are involved - so our network aims to be a city-wide
wireless intranet, not necessarily using landlines or any sort of
Internet tunnelling to connect network clusters.  The 'network
administrators' are the node owners, most of whom are not network
engineers, hence the need for a user friendly web interface on the

The FreeNet Router Project Wiki page specifies a generic router design,
but I would anticipate that the various FreeNet and Community Wireless
groups around the world would want to customise it to suit local
conditions - both from a hardware and a software perspective.

If you're interested in contributing, please email me, or just add your
contributions to the Wiki page.


Dan Flett

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