[H-GEN] Testing wireless networking at Humbug meeting
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Thu Jan 31 16:01:03 EST 2002
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At 2002-01-31T11:25+1000, Frank Brand wrote:
> My understanding is that there is a group in APANA attempting to put
> together such a wireless network in Brisbane.
My lurking on the Brismesh list has led me to believe that APANA is
comitted to getting a wireless infrastructure in Brisbane. You'd have
to speak to the APANA people for more details, though.
> Further there was a piece on Slashdot about an extensive network in
> Sydney covering nearly all the Sydney metropolitan area with about 200
There are some similar projects in the U.S., as well. One of the key
issues which has been discussed (to death, and a little beyond) on the
Brismesh list is about the legalities of doing a mesh-style project in
Australia. APANA seems to be on more solid legal ground than a
community project, and offering Internet access through a mesh seems to
be taunting the DCITA to lay the legal smack down on you.
``You put two things together it goes bang and you try to work out why.''
-- Alan Cox, on computer science
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