Last weekend, Jack Unger of Wireless Infonet came to donate his time to my wireless scheme. He did a site survey of the area on the East River of Manhattan where I plan to provide free wireless broadband access. The best moments were on the roof of the 14 story housing projects, using his spectrum analyzer to check for possible interference. Our results (nothing objectionable) may have been skewed by a power outage in much of downtown, caused by a Con Ed transformer fire.
We are designing a pilot project to relay broadband to the rooftops and "illuminate" the adjoining buildings with internet service. It's not a mesh network exactly but I'm still intrigued by the idea. The DailyWireless website has a note on mesh networks and the latest buzz from net guru Howard Rheingold - Smart Mobs.Posted by Dave at July 24, 2002 07:31 PM