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Author Topic: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)  (Read 2608 times)

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Meshnets are "off the grid" Internets that can connect to the Internet.

Pittsburgh - http://www.metamesh.org
Buffalo - http://www.buffalomesh.net

Found via: http://www.reddit.co...reless_mesh_network/

I'm sure others are also in the works as well.

This should be a nice breath of fresh air for anyone keeping up with the news about the Internet in general.


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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 01:45:24 AM »
Sounds like what Melbourne Wireless have done for the last few years.

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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 04:36:12 AM »
Sounds like what Melbourne Wireless have done for the last few years.
 (see attachment in previous post)

I thought about looking that up as I'd forgotten the site, but just got lazy. Thanks for posting it!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 06:09:42 AM »
Sounds like what Melbourne Wireless have done for the last few years.
 (see attachment in previous post)

I thought about looking that up as I'd forgotten the site, but just got lazy. Thanks for posting it!  :Thmbsup:

Thought about setting up a node at one point since I'm in a geographically advantageous position, (line of sight to most of the north-eastern suburbs) ... but then I got lazy  ;D

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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
I figured I should post some other commentary along with my link . . . but then I got lazy. :P


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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 02:29:07 PM »
I think these networks were always an inevitable development, and not because of the current obvious attempts to intercept and control communication, but because of its inevitability.

It has also occurred to me that some technological countermeasures to a lot of the dirty tricks at any conceivable point upstream would best be accomplished using a true peer to peer network of private individuals, and participating in a sort of cooperative networking framework. It would be a borderline tinfoil hat approach to the problem. However, if the question is, indeed, not whether you're paranoid, but whether you're paranoid enough, I can safely say, "Yes I am!"
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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 02:29:14 PM »
http://www.pittmesh.net/

That's what his metamesh link links to, right?  Or is that something different?

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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 04:34:54 PM »
http://www.pittmesh.net/

That's what his metamesh link links to, right?  Or is that something different?

You're right.

I figured since the Buffalo mesh was linked to the buffalomesh.net, the Pittsburgh mesh ought to have a link to its official site, instead of the ... uh... whatever that was. As I said, I got lazy. :)


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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 05:40:15 PM »
Thought about setting up a node at one point since I'm in a geographically advantageous position, (line of sight to most of the north-eastern suburbs) ... but then I got lazy  ;D

Hahaha! ;D

I looked into it here about a year and a half ago, but figured I didn't want to spend the $$$ as I'd end up throwing everything out when we move. (Almost time now...)

As I said, I got lazy. :)

My chance to be lazy  ;D

Hey! Laziness can be a virtue! :)

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Re: Meshnets are happening (mini-Internets that connect to the Internet)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 06:53:40 PM »
I tripped across another:

http://freifunk.net/en/



And a fantastic bit here:

http://freifunk.net/...ing-against-someone/

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Better working FOR the People than being AGAINST someone

Freifunk groups in Germany support refugees with free access and the willingness to help people who had to leave their home countries is still growing.

Many refugees have mobile phones, but no data rates. Using the a Freifunk network would make them able to contact their families at no charge. Freifunk is also one way of helping these refugees to get informed about their new home and get access to local information as well to information from their home country.

Even if some Freifunk groups had problems with local administrations in the beginning, many of them are still working on solutions for free access in refugee accommodation centres. By now, there are many projects up and running in various german cities and communities.

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