[sf-lug] open 802.11s

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Aug 15 00:42:29 PDT 2008

I just got word that Javier Cardona of cozybit (http://cozybit.com) will
be at the meeting on Saturday. He will have a bunch of Linux liveCDs
with him. These CDs allow you to build your own mesh based on the open
802.11s effort. See http://www.open80211s.org/ for more.

Cozybit is the company that build the OLPC mesh firmware for the XO.
Open 802.11s is an effort to take that functionality out of the radio's
firmware and allow regular machines to build their own mesh.  I believe
that if your laptop has a wireless card based on one of these (See
Driver Status section at http://www.open80211s.org/trac), it should be
able to create a mesh node.

Javier will be there to shed some light on this effort and answer
questions. This mesh stuff is exciting!


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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