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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Wireless Community Networks

    1. The Problem

    2. How ISPs Are Attempting a Solution

    3. How Cooperatives Are Making It Happen

    4. About This Book

  2. Chapter 2 Defining Project Scope

    1. Hardware Requirements

    2. Hot Spots

    3. Potential Coverage Problem Areas

    4. Topographical Mapping 101

  3. Chapter 3 Network Layout

    1. Wireless Infrastructure: Cathedral Versus Bazaar

    2. Vital Services

    3. Security Considerations

    4. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Using Access Points

    1. Access Point Caveats

    2. The Apple AirPort Base Station

  5. Chapter 5 Peer-to-Peer (Ad-Hoc) Networking

    1. Building a Wireless Gateway with Linux

  6. Chapter 6 Wide Area Network Saturation

    1. Topo Maps 102: Dealing with Geographical Diversity

    2. Antenna Characteristics and Placement

    3. Power Amps and the Law

  7. Chapter 7 Other Applications

    1. Point-to-Point Links

    2. The Pringles Can

    3. Redundant Links

    4. Repeaters

    5. Security Concerns

    6. Captive “Catch and Release” Portal

    7. In Closing

  8. Chapter 8 Radio Free Planet

    1. Seattle Wireless

    2. BAWUG

    3. Personal Telco

    4. NYC Wireless

    5. GBPPR

    6. GAWD

    7. Guerrilla.net

    8. Universal Wireless

  9. Chapter 9 Radio Free Sebastopol

    1. OSCON 2000

  1. Appendix Appendix

    1. Path Loss Calculations

    2. Links to Community Wireless Sites

    3. FCC Part 15 Rules

    4. Simple Scheme Management

  2. Colophon