Re: [gctechspace] Village Telco donation to space

From: Paul B.
Sent on: Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:06 AM
More info on theses at wiki 
It's a microwave system Was interested to see if the dishes could be repurposed for wifi but at the lower freq probably not so effective

On Saturday, 14 July 2012, Paul Breuker wrote:
Hi all
Using induction loop may be considered as stealing unfortunately Have read other articles of people doing this with more power and getting into trouble (stories from US)
On an other note since being on the coast I've seen hundreds of houses with the small white metal UHF directional antennas ( where from Galaxy TV from the 80s?) Maybe these can be repurposed for some form of mesh network
Regards Paul B

On Saturday, 14 July 2012, Steve Dalton wrote:
Mark - have a read through villagetelco.org to familiarise yourself - the stuff they are doing has a major focus on simplicity and "just working" - the mesh seems to "just work" perfectly out of the box - generally zero config setup for standard open network  that is used in some of the countries it's being deployed to.

Some interesting stories how this is really helping in developing work - city wide free wifi is certainly doable even on very very small budgets.

I am keen to get a few solar powered version knocked up in a few places. We even talked about the option of taking a tiny bit of power at night off street lights using an inductive loop - anyone ever done anything like this?

Steve

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Mark Voevodin <[address removed]> wrote:
I am interested, seeing as that is my profession. I run an Asterisk box at home and use them at work. Be happy to assist where possible. 
Be interested in the mesh setup, as I have been setting up Mikrotik routers at work and home, and they are ideal for WISP usage etc. 

Mark V

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On 13/07/2012, at 21:32, Steve Dalton <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi all

Had a good chat over coffee with Terry Gillett from Village Telco today. I now have a good understanding of a typical setup, so will be setting this up the space over next week for everyone to use and play with.

Terry has also kindly donated a mesh potato to the space (see photo). These are the original VT devices that incorporate an embedded asterisk server - I will be attaching this up to the wall somewhere near the main router as the primary node with the 3 tp-link devices I have as the rest of our initial test mesh.

If anyone else is interested in this sort of thing let me know and we'll set it up as a seperate project team similar to what we have done for reprap and door opener. 

Steve

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Gold Coast TechSpace
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