I came to see about an open source firmware for wifi routers last week. The main advantage of this firmware is, you can install this firmware to your favorite routers like linksys, broadcom routers etc. I had a try on this to my Linksys WRT54G router.  This is not only a firmware for a router you can even manage the data...

The image shows the mesh layout on a google map. The nodes are numbered from 1 to 3. Node 3, which is in green color is powered up right now and the other two nodes are not powered. The nodes are setup in an apartment complex and provides wifi to 15 homes. This shows the usage pattern and nodes that had problems in the recent...

Iamatechie interviewed the open-mesh firmware developer Antonio Anselmi. We are publishing the summary to our readers. 1. What is your education/work Background? I’m an IT Engineer and work as freelance System & Network admin, mainly on TCP/IP Linux platforms. 2. What is your role in the open-mesh project? I’m...

Before discussing in detail about Meraki and Meshcom, lets discuss about Open-Mesh. Its truly poor man’s wifi mesh networking product. As written on their site, the product is ideal for school/office campuses, hotels, apartments and towns. My first Open-Mesh network is successfully running in Chennai serving more than...

The post series we are writing here is the resultant of wifi mesh network installations happening at Saidapet, Srinagar colony, Chennai. The mesh networks at Chennai is now up and running. We started load testing in the network and we will apply enhancements to the networks soon to boost signal strength and manage traffic. The...

This is very important topic, which create a contingency factor in the wireless world. All of us know that world is going wireless day by day. Everything that is wired are going wireless. In a country like India, this has more importance since our internet infrastructure is improving every day. I hope some of you heard about...

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