The Mach Node Slum is my take on a wireless cloud build-out. (DonPark)

The Mach Node Slum is a single logical IPv6 network created by interlinked topological areas using 802.11b radio networking. Each topological area is called a HotZone.

The core of a HotZone is a unix server with routing capabilites and at least one network interface connected to a radio/air interface. The local radio coverage of a HotZone can be expanded at layer 2 with repeater access points.

The implemenation of a HotZone today (28Feb2003) is powered by a soekris box with either a pcmcia radio or an ethernet connected AP. There is the option to extended the radio coverage at the layer 2 level with single or back-to-back DWL-900AP+.

A HotZone is linked to another HotZone by participating in the same VPN. A HotZone communicates via IPv6, using IPv4 tunnels where necessary.

(27Sep2003) I think the following is a simple, cheap, flexable setup to connect one's house to a neighoring PTP node, or to join the PTP wireless-only net.

Recommended hardware to connect one's house to an access point. WET-11 Cost: Fry's $80 or WET-54G Fry's $145. Pacwireless VPOL 16dBi VAGI cost: $unknown. Small length of LMR-400 cost: $unknown. Mount both units on a pole or chimney. Run some ethernet cable and AC power (or PoE for the 54G) up the pole and the hardware end is finished! Just configure and play!

MachNodeSlum (last edited 2007-11-23 18:00:55 by localhost)