Mesh/7 March 2013
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- OpenITP Grant - throw in your thoughts! - https://pad.riseup.net/p/510penITPapp - due March 31st
- Market research on 4MB routers that will run OpenWRT
- Juul will research binoculars and send info to Mark (carryover item)
- Testing with satellite dishes - in sudo room next week! (after the main meeting)
- Send out map and work on it
- Update website
- Commenting on nodes (Revent, Tidepools)
- Come up with a handout for going door-to-door
Jenny, Miguel, Mark B, Bill, Jordan, with some OaklandWiki meshing ;D,
- How the site works:
- Create an account and put in the MAC address of the mesh router
- Allows us to build a list of all the routers on the network
- openmesh firmware runs a shell script when first installed, connects to openmesh.org and our own instance, 510pen, is recognized and fed directly to the router
- How the portal currently works:
- Pushes the HTML to openmesh.com if it updates
- How the portal could work:
- We should get more routers! 8MB preferably, 4MB might work
- We'd need more CPU - WRT4GL's should work - CPU can easily be maxed out depending on size of the mesh
- Installing fibre along International Blvd - a highspeed access point would make it worthwhile to shoot across the city
- Research fibre in East Oakland
- Mesh nodes for GSM
- RanchWiFi - Solar ISP - Matt's connection
- Sudo GSM! We use all the protocols at sudo!!
- Old Sonic routers??
- Opt-in with Sonic? - Dane Jasper
- Should we abandon OpenMesh and flash routers with our own firmware? At the very least, we should field test the firmwares out there.
- OpenMesh used to use OLSR, and is proud to have switched to batman-adv
- 802.11s - mesh standard - what's the deal?
- BattleMesh!!! 4/20 in Denmark - we should keep tabs on how that pans out. Or.. go?
- Jenny followed up in #oti on weatherproof equipment Ubiquiti equipments
- Jenny and Mark B presented 510pen at Open Oakland.
- Follow up with Tony on Cisco connection - "how many routers do you need?" he asked at Open Oakland meeting. Mark's answer, "ideally, one in every other house."
- Bill did not flash the router ;) but his Coursera course is ending soon!