[sf-lug] Wireless Mesh networking using the XO laptop (was something else...)

Brian Levine brian at cs.umass.edu
Fri Nov 9 14:53:00 PST 2007

a couple relevant publications:

We are coding up a free version of the protocol now, but it's not  
ready yet. If there is interest in running it in the wild, let me know.

(good to hear from you Kristian!)

On Nov 9, 2007, at 5:41 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:

> On 11/9/07, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> Mass production is already happening as we speak/write
>> (http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/421). We will probably buy a few  
>> at SF
>> State so that we can conduct mesh networking experiments. We did  
>> this a
>> few years ago by employing laptops in cars and forming a mobile  
>> mesh. It
>> was way too difficult though to form the mesh and "hold it in  
>> formation"
>> because of the software and meshing protocols at the time. The XO  
>> seems
>> a lot better. Here's a short excerpt of the experiment
>> http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/tech/000236.html
>> Let me know if anyone is interested in helping us out.
> You might benefit from some of the research at my alma mater :-)
> http://prisms.cs.umass.edu/dome/index.php?page=amherst-community- 
> wireless
> They utilize the DTN protocol and I was on their mailing list for a
> while.  Some of my friends from school are doing grad work now and are
> still working on the project I believe.  Maybe the XO laptop would be
> a great thing for both UMass and you guys to try out.  Not bad for a
> "$100 laptop"...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay_Tolerant_Networking
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XO-1_%28laptop%29
> -- 
> Kristian Erik Hermansen

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