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Building Wireless Community Networks

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This a basic guide to building the infrastructure needed for community wireless networks displays real-world examples and describes the experiences of others using 802.11b.
This ebook is in pdf format and is 98 pages long with some pages having illustrations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface
Audiance
Organization
Typographical Conventions
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Wireless Community Networks
The Problem
How ISPs Are Attepting a Solution
How Cooperatives Are Making It Happen
About This Book
Chapter 2. Defining Project Scope
Hardware Requirements
Hot Spots
Potential Coverage Problem Areas
Topographical Mapping 101
Chapter 3. Network Layout
Wireless Infrastructure: Cathedral Versus Bazzar
Vital Service
Security Consideration
Summary
Chapter 4. Using Access Points
Access Point Caveats
The Apple AirPort Base Station
Chapter 5. Peer-to-Peer (Ad-Hoc) Networking
Building a Wireless Gateway with Linux
Chapter 6. Wided Area Network Saturation
Topo Maps 102: Dealing with Geographical Diversity
Antenna Characteristic and Placeement
Power Amps and the Law
Chapter 7. Other Applications
Point-to-Point Links
The Pringes Can
Redundant Links
Repeaters
Security Concerns
Captive "Catch and Release" Portal
In Closing
Chapter 8. Radio Free Planet
Seattle Wireless
BAWUG
Personal Telco
NYC Wireless
GBPPR
GAWD
Guerrilla.net
Universal Wireless
Chapter 9. Radio Free Sebastopol
OSCON 2000
Appendix
Path Loss Calculations
Links to Community Wireless Sites
FCC Part 15 Rules
Simple Scheme Management
Colophon

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