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 This a legit complaint. The confusion exists because of the original terms I used to define the part of local node. My current "vison" is that a WirelessCommunity is an entity like SeattleWireless or PersonalTelco. The local node needs to be called a NeighborhoodAreaNetwork (I've also heard people in the wireless industry refer to them as Micro Cell'''''''s) . Unfortunately NeighborhoodAreaNetwork doesn't roll off the tip of your tongue all that cleanly and it's hard to make NAN into a wiki word (though you can do this: ["NAN"]). If you'd be willing to help clean up the web site that'd be great, also please sign what you write so I know who I'm talking to :-). -- AdamShand  This a legit complaint. The confusion exists because of the original terms I used to define the part of local node. My current "vison" is that a WirelessCommunity is an entity like SeattleWireless or PersonalTelco. The local node needs to be called a NeighborhoodAreaNetwork (I've also heard people in the wireless industry refer to them as Micro Cell'''''''s) . Unfortunately NeighborhoodAreaNetwork doesn't roll off the tip of your tongue all that cleanly and it's hard to make NAN into a wiki word (though you can do this: [[NAN]]). If you'd be willing to help clean up the web site that'd be great, also please sign what you write so I know who I'm talking to :-). -- AdamShand

If you are looking for a community to join there is a list of WirelessCommunities that we maintain which will be of interest.

--- needs to be refactored into a WirelessNeighborhood page.

A wireless community is made of many WirelessNeighborhood's connected together via ...

Here are the requirements to become a WirelessCommunity in the PersonalTelco network.

  • A Community Hub - this is some form of omni-directional antenna (possibly a sectorized or tilt down antenna as well).
  • A Community Router (hopefully running a CaptivePortal system) to provide routing around the community network, and make sure you have redundant paths to the internet.

  • A Community Gateway - an internet connection of some form.
  • An Inter Community Gateway - at least one link to another part of the wireless network. This is what will allow you multiple paths to the internet in case your Community Gateway goes down.

-- AdamShand


I'm seeing WirelessCommunity used in two different ways here:

  1. As a "city-wide" effort, for example SeattleWireless

  2. As a local node, for example Bob's node located at Foo St & Bar Ave in Portland.

If it is confusing to me, might it confuse others as well? --BillHolmstrom

  • This a legit complaint. The confusion exists because of the original terms I used to define the part of local node. My current "vison" is that a WirelessCommunity is an entity like SeattleWireless or PersonalTelco. The local node needs to be called a NeighborhoodAreaNetwork (I've also heard people in the wireless industry refer to them as Micro Cell's) . Unfortunately NeighborhoodAreaNetwork doesn't roll off the tip of your tongue all that cleanly and it's hard to make NAN into a wiki word (though you can do this: NAN). If you'd be willing to help clean up the web site that'd be great, also please sign what you write so I know who I'm talking to :-). -- AdamShand

How about just a WirelessNeighborhood? A WirelessCommunity would them be made up of several WirelessNeighborhoods. --BillHolmstrom

  • Sounds good to me, let's redo the docs then, this fits in better with the whole NAN thing anyway. -- AdamShand


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