[SATLUG] San Antonio Wireless Project. (Any takers ?)
swinston at trinity.edu
Sun Sep 8 19:58:01 CDT 2002
I'd definitely be interested in helping this little project along. I don't
exactly have a lot of resources to spare but here's an idea for how to help.
A lot of people including myself have a AP already. If we were to come up
with a *reliable* method of protecting everyone that participates then it
might be possible to get most people to participate in letting this project
use their AP. This isn't to say they should give up their AP, just that they
allow others to use it according to some standard this project would set up.
Just an idea off the top of my head. There's plenty of security issues that
would need to be addressed first, however I think it would be cool, and if
it's an open source project, then who knows you could travel to any city and
still be able to connect!!! that would be nice.. Anyway, just some
On Sunday 08 September 2002 14:09, Mike Baker wrote:
> As far as access points, i would like to get that to a point using orinoco
> cards in little linux boxes running the hostAP drivers, but as of right
> now, and for free, i'm sure i can manage an ap or two out of what i
> already have around town. I would have to limit bandwidth, and possibly
> run a transparent proxy so i can somewhat protect my network from people
> like me and i'm sure many others on this list :)
> Anyone here played with the HostAP drivers yet ? I got to see some really
> interesting stuff with them up at Defcon this year.
> >> I have been working for a small company here in town for about 2
> >> years, and at this point we are def. at the top of the wireless game
> >> in town (as far as ISPs go, and NO i don't work for Hyperoam).
> >> I am in a position to help get some kind of free wireless project
> >> going, i have a network that covers just about every corner of town.
> >> And please don't assume I can supply everything, or supply the WHOLE
> >> network, but I can give enough support to get it started.
> >> I would really like to be able to get atleast a few hotspots in town,
> >> just a few ideas would be things like Mainstreet by Crossroads, maybe
> >> the EZ Pizza off 281 and bitters, I'm just pulling these places out of
> >> my butt, but they are places i would like to be able to go and surf.
> >> If anyone would be willing to contribute a little time or ideas to
> >> help get something going, it would be great. If not, it's ok, just
> >> thoguht I would bring this up.
> > This sounds like a cool idea. Its already in place in places like SF,
> > Seattle and I believe Austin. Who is gonna front the cost for WAPs,
> > antennas and internet access?
> > Count me in!!...
> > --
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