For information about the people's open network topology, refer to this [[Mesh/Diagrams#Network Topology Diagram|network topology diagram]].
wifi topology =
[[File:Mesh topology diagram.png|thumb]]
We use 2.4
ghz 802.11g or 802.11n wifi gear with omni or semi-directional antennas to provide connectivity to devices such as laptops and smartphones at street level and within buildings. We are currently using a variety of gear including Ubiquiti Picostation M2 HP and Ubiquiti Bullet M2 HP routers for the outdoor APs.
A high-speed wireless backbone for the mesh will be provided by 5 ghz 802.11n hardware, usually with point to point or point to multipoint connections mounted in high places such as on rooftops, flagpoles or antenna towers. We currently have a variety of Ubiquiti M5 routers such as airgrids, nanobridges, nanostations and a rocket.
See the [[Mesh/Home and extender nodes|Home and extender nodes]] for more info about how these are setup.
All of the outdoor gear
will be Power over Ethernet (PoE), requiring only a single cable for network and power connectivity.
= mesh topology =