posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 05:19 PM
Is it wireless mesh networking. Is it wired and wireless nets of 255 or less computers forming subnets (via routers) of a system with up to 255
subnets (star topology) where no smart routing is needed. Or is it an add hock multi link diverse transit (wireless, DSL, ISDN, eithernet, ATM, OC3)
full topology network of directly interconnected subnets (like the modern internet). Where there is more than one way to get from point A to point B.
And that way may be via differing transport systems.
Now we're getting overly complicated. Rebuilding the internet so the feds can pop everyone using it would be the complete opposite that we're trying
to achieve here. This isn't about creating a large wireless network but a small ad-hoc network using a single piece of software, Daihinia. What
we're trying to do is educate the masses that aren't tech savvy. Computer A to computer B to computer C using wireless ad-hoc for survival and
internet shut down situations, nothing more - basic communications.
Let's explain it for the non-tech savvy one more time:
The software is a driver that lies on top of the existing driver that makes the wireless card work in the computer, like putting a blanket on top of a
sheet. Another users sees a wireless network called "Daihinia" and connects to it. The software takes care of all the settings so the end user just
sits there all fat, dumb and happy. I tested it yesterday and the thing works without any screwing around, honest to God.
The concept is simple - I have Daihinia on my computer. Neighbor A connects to the ad-hoc network. His neighbor B (that isn't in range of my
computer) connects to neighbor A and also sees me. In theory this continues Ad Infanitum to a saturation point.
The idea at this point is to demonstrate the concept of a wireless ad-hoc network in a small town with the outlying connections distributing the
network. And avoid detection by the "bad guys"
As far as range goes anyone that's tried to use a wireless network knows full well that trees, cars, buildings, bodies, phones, microwave ovens,
house wiring, generators, wind, windows, aluminum siding, shingles, television antennas, wind turbines all affect the signal. Advertising a 15 km
signal is great. Real world is 2 miles if you're lucky.
I would strongly
suggest not going at this as an exercise to get the longest range in the world. Survival means not getting
A. caught by a rouge government and
B. staying undercover.