NSDR 2008

An ACM SIGCOMM 2008 workshop

Session 1: Paper 1

acrobat_pdf_icon.gif Very Long Distance WiFi Networks

Authors: Rob Flickenger (Hacker Friendly LLC); Steve Okay (Inveneo); Ermanno Pietrosemoli (EsLaRed- ULA); Marco Zennaro (International Centre for Theoretical Physics); Carlo Fonda (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)

Abstract: 802.11 Wi-Fi technology is commonly used for creating wireless networks with a range of about one hundred meters. With careful planning and proper antennas, this same equipment can be used to make point-to-point links of hundreds of kilometers. This paper presents a successful 279 km link made by wireless experts in Venezuela, and a permanent 133 km test network in northern Italy for ongoing research.

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