[hackerspaces] spread spectrum para-Internet?

Walter van Holst walter at revspace.nl
Thu Feb 16 13:35:24 CET 2012

On 2012-02-16 12:16, James Arlen wrote:

> Rural isn't as easy as you might think -- I'm Canadian, pretty much
> all we have is rural in a way that europeans just can't grasp :)

You should visit the Scandinavian countries sometime. Not all of Europe 
is as bloody densely populated as the BeNeLux countries.

> Self-powered wifi repeater packages have been in use in rural
> environments for upwards of a decade - I have a reference design that
> I implemented a few of kicking around somewhere in the archives. You
> run into latency issues as you add hops, which brings us back to 
> "when
> you say internet, do you mean "network of connected networks" or 
> "just
> like the commercial high-speed, graphical Internet" -- if FTP-by-mail
> is acceptable (and it was for me 20 years ago) then you don't really
> care about latency.

I think that is about what the ambition should be: something 
Fidonet-like. But without the pesky rules of that forgotten network.



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