Wireless Mesh Network Meetup

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Wireless mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks are growing in popularity, thanks in part to improved hardware and open-source solutions that are now available. In the US, broadband stimulus funding has recently given a boost to municipal and community wireless networks, including mesh networks.

Mesh networking meetup at Noisebridge

We're holding a series of workshops at Noisebridge to learn more about mesh networking, and to work on some projects like installing open-source mesh firmware onto proprietary wireless routers. The next meetup is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6pm

Location: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


If you'll be attending, please click "edit" and add your name here so we can try to have enough space and chairs for everyone!

  • mark B. (510pen)
  • Graham Freeman (Cernio Tech Co-op)
  • Al B (owns far too many little meraki boxes)
  • jof (interested in AODV and OLSR/RA-OLSR protocols)
  • erin (interested in network design and general topic of mesh networking)
  • grantbow (OLPC-SF contributor, Ubuntu contributor)
  • Charles McLaughlin


  1. Intro to mesh networking: Protocols, firmware, hardware
  2. Build a small mesh network in the noisebridge space
  3. Current projects: reflashing Meraki routers, improving Open-Mesh router stability
  4. Open-source management dashboard, captive portal, etc.

Previous Meetups

  • Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6pm
  • Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6pm
  • Thursday, September 17, 2009, 6pm
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