[hackerspaces] Networking on the East Coast

psytek at alphaonelabs.com psytek at alphaonelabs.com
Wed Nov 7 15:59:27 CET 2012

Hi Willow,

Jeremy brought a new d-link router to setup with open-wrt and we discussed
setting up nodes.  They attempted the first official link of NYC mesh net
last week and realized the router has to be customizable.  There are about
3-4 people in NYC in the group who have nodes to setup.  Ours is on the way
and its just a matter of time before we start getting connected.

There is more info here:

And a Google group specifically for NYC here:



On Nov 7, 2012, at 7:52 AM, Willow Brugh <willow.bl00 at gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you, Jof. I'll loop you, hopefully by later today.

Are there any strong feelings for or against this discussion continuing on
the list, or should I set up a different listserv?

Psytek, are there any notes from last night?

Willow Brugh // willowbl00 <http://blog.bl00cyb.org/>

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Willow Brugh <willow.bl00 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > So things are pretty messed up in Far Rockaways and Staten Island. Likely
> > some other places as well, but that's all I can speak to right now. What
> > would really benefit everyone are mesh networks on old laptops - then
> > communities have an easier time of coordinating themselves, and at least
> > nominal information can be uploaded via vsat.
> >
> > is this something that folk are into helping with?
> I'm marginally interested.
> However, I would caution that "mesh" is not easy to do well with
> ad-hoc administration. I've seen it work well in either very small
> environments, or those that have one administrative group for
> everything.
> A Ubiquiti PTMP AP in a high location with downstream Ubiquiti clients
> speaking Airmax will work quite well, IMO. They've solved the hidden
> node problem inherent in multi-point, long distance WiFi shots.
> Lately, I've been doing a lot of experimentation with 802.11s and
> open80211s on Ubiquiti hardware and Linux laptops.
> There is good support in Linux for wifi adapters that are based on the
> mac80211 (software MAC) stack.
> I'd be happy to share what I know about it.
> Cheers,
> jof
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