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If you're reading this from another point in time, please note that the reality of the situation may be different. Please update this page to reflect reality as it changes.

Network Troubleshooting

Are you having issues with the internet or local network? Check out the Network Troubleshooting page for more information on what you can do to make things better or possibly seek help.


Please note that Noisebridge does not guarantee or provide a perfect secure experience in the space. Just like anywhere else in the world you're held responsible for your own safety and wellbeing. This also includes content you receive or transmit or provide through any mediums, such as through pen and paper, sound waves or any networks wired or wireless functioning in the space. Noisebridge is a volunteer run and operated space that provides you with infrastructure, which you use at your own risk.

Free Public Wireless Networks

Noisebridge has two open wifi networks available for your use. In most cases if you connect to the network Noisebridge your laptop/phone/device will have the best luck getting crystal clear wifi and roam between radio channels according to which provides the most reliable and fastest connection.

The wifi and internet provided is for public use. Like any public network, you should regard Noisebridge's as potentially hostile and take appropriate precautions. In order to not give the impression of providing false security, Noisebridge does not run any encrypted wifi networks.

The following wireless networks (SSIDs) are active:

  • Noisebridge Cap
    • No password
    • 802.11g/n/ac 2.4 and 5 gHz
    • This is a temporary SSID set up for use during the move until the long term equipment is set up.

Wired network

There are drops throughout the space. They are labeled with the corresponding number on the patch panel. Please don't destroy them (lol).

Local Network Address Information

DHCP is offered automatically on the network. Currently the IP range is as follows:

  • IP Range:
  • Gateway:
  • Subnet: (a "slash" /23)
  • DNS:,

Network Devices & Services


Monkeybrains Wireless Link

We have a point-to-point wireless link to Monkeybrains on the roof, it's a microwave dish on the roof at the front of the building.

I want to help!

Noisebridge is run by volunteers, you're welcome to help but should get to know those helping first before touching/hacking the network gear. Try introducing yourself on the #rack channel in the Noisebridge Slack.


Biketrailer is our humble router. It is an Ubiquiti Edgerouter (ER-4) box running EdgeOS, a fork of Vyatta (a Linux-based router distribution).

The machines currently provides

  * NAT
  * DNS (dnsmasq) - local TLD and recursive proxy

Access is via SSH with keys and a https web interface.

Address Allocations

WAN - Monkeybrains -

  • Address range:
  • Gateway:
  • DNS:,
  • Subnet Mask:


IP DNS Info EdgeRouter ER-4

LAN - - 1.254

  • DHCP Pool - When connecting to the network, you will automatically receive an IP in this range.


We would like to setup IPv6, some day.

Machine Rack

There are two racks in the space, the main one on the first floor near the rolling door, and the secondary one on the second floor directly above the main one. They are small and up high to discourage people from messing with them or installing things in them. The internet works, please leave the boxes alone.

Can I install/setup boxes on Noisebridge's network?

Short answer


Long answer

Noisebridge is here to provide infrastructure for creative projects. We're really good at some things. One thing we suck at is administrating boxes setup on our network. They eat power, internet, the attention span of volunteers, and people who set them up generally are bad at communicating later on down the line when something breaks or a machine magically appears.

Noisebridge network infrastructure policy is as such:

  • Critical infrastructure machines (like our access control system): Low power ok!
  • Machines for classes that cannot be hosted on the internet: Low power ok!
  • Personal machines: NO!
  • High power machines: NO!
  • Bitcoin miners: NO!
  • Torrent boxes: NO!
  • Everything else: NO!

Please discuss any proposed installations in #Rack, but in general, please don't host your box at Noisebridge. We can't afford it. Thanks for understanding.

Rack setup

This is currently in flux and will be updated once things are more finalized.

RU Item
1-2 Patch Panel
3 TrendNet Unmanaged Switch
4 Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch
5 pegasus.noise
6-7 Shelf with zepplin.noise
9 EdgeRouter (biketrailer.noise)
10 cloud.noise
11 Power Strip
12 UPS

Cyberpower UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

All the rack infra in the primary rack is plugged into the UPS. If the power goes out, the UPS will provide battery power and also beep.


Access the router UI over https at