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Originally posted by Majestic Lumen
people should start organizing, perhaps have small groups of people hosting long range wi-fi networks.along.
And run tests every now and then, kind of like the emergency broadcast system. If anyone is willing to do that, I offer my help in any way I can, I only have minor network knowledge, but I am sure I can contribute to help such a project
People are doing it, but more people should get involved.
Wikipedia link on long range wi-fi
Also perhaps a server coalition would be nice.edit on 13-2-2011 by Majestic Lumen because: Link
Originally posted by PplVSNWO
reply to post by billxam
Instead of PM's, why not just put a how-to right in this thread(or start your own). The link in the op is good for general ideas of how things might get around loss of internet connection, but doesn't have enough details for us lacking tech savyness.
Originally posted by billxam
While the topic is hot;
Use something like this (my personal favorite), so you have long distance wireless communications.
What I get from the software manufacturer about this wireless mesh system that they've developed:
On your computer, you're going to running it as a server with a captive portal (when a connected user starts their web browser the web page that you're serving will come up, not their home page) you can have chat, survival information files, articles, a web cam - almost any type of communications - available. As the mesh network grows, all the users downstream would get the same information, (provided they have the driver installed over their wireless driver). The software in the OP should suffice. The idea is a stand alone captive portal that does not rely on the internet. You want to keep the internet out of the picture so the network is not on the radar. Thus, you have a survival/local communication mesh network in place.
In theory, if there are users within range of other users, the thing could span from coast to coast.
Originally posted by maddogron
i am no tech guru, but i know that part of community survival is actual communicating to each other. i hope to never use this technology, but knowledge is good.
PC world article "internet access..."
Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down