Community Wireless Round Table: Where Are We Now?
Facilitated by Tomas Krag, Refugees United
Tomas and Wade have extensive experience deploying wireless networks in the US, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia, and they will share stories of their exploits and reflections on state and the role of wireless networking technologies in the current technology landscape.
Mesh networks generally limited to 4 links. Each link results in cutting speed in half
Mesh networks are big in Berlin
Various firmware alternatives have been developed
Open Mesh has an open dashboard to overcome upgrade problems—but is controversial
Village Telco provides voice & wifi, and uses Mesh Potato
Afrimesh is in use in South Africa
Bandwidth management in Linux is difficult.
Discussion about various ways to allocate bandwidth
Wonder Shaper is the starting point for bandwith management on Linux
Something about Zentyal (was previously ebox)
If you just want to allow others to share your home network but control the bandwidth, that's fairly easy. Particularly so if you can have multiple ssids on your home network. Many routers now offer this out of the box.
Fon also allows you to do this, and is a partly commercial solution.
Robin helps make it easier to set up networks