The goal of this project is to promote local wireless (as well as wired where possible) mesh network in the Portland area owned and operated by the users.

Mesh Network Architecture

Road Map:

  1. Put together software, instructions, documentation for creating and hosting a node, perform tests
  2. Form a wireless mesh network
    1. Put up private nodes whereever possible (unlicensed spectrum, off-the-shelf wifi hardware, line-of-sight links, 1-10 km range)
    2. Organize backhaul nodes on hills and tall buildings (needed for isolated line-of-sight links)
  3. Eventually, start adding wired/fiber links
  4. Link with mesh networks in other cities

 

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