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Friday, March 18, 2005

This announcement is yet another team of people who are capitalizing on the continuing evolution of wireless hardware and software capabilities. This team has created an almost "turn-key" solution for creating wireless mesh networking nodes from inexpensive, and possibly even older used, computer equipment. They claim to have completely automated the configuration of the mesh ... that is a big deal. Expect to see more and more of this ...
CUWiN Goes Public with Open-Source Mesh System. The Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CUWiN) released the fruit of their efforts at the end of the week: The project is an open-source effort to provide mesh networking with no center. The system is self configuring among nodes which need no non-volatile or permanent storage. To set up a CUWiN network, you burn a CD with the 0.5.5 software later this week and use it to boot a computer with a support wireless card. The system finds nearby nodes, creates tables, and establishes itself as part of the network. The software is free and open source. The full press release is after the jump.... [Wi-Fi Networking News]

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