[sf-lug] open 802.11s
sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Aug 15 00:46:33 PDT 2008
Sameer Verma wrote:
> 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!
Forgot to mention that I was writing in reference to the OLPC-SF meeting
this Saturday. http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/541
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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