[Freedombox-discuss] Slow Internet Connection and Inavailability

Osama Khalid osamak at gnu.org
Fri Aug 27 17:17:49 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 02:48:55PM +1200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> One of the interesting things that _could_ happen is using a
> reasonably dense network of freedom boxes to build a local network
> which then gets gatewayed to the larger Internet. It might be a mesh
> network, but until the problems invovled in those get figured out,
> even one with static routings should be possible. It only requires
> having enough boxes that can talk to each other over wifi.

I like this idea.

It can work for a small group of peers that are close enough to be
able to connect to each others through a high-speed wifi connection,
but it's hard to apply for a city-wide group (and that is not a

If someone had 6 neighbors with 128kbit/s each they will all do pretty
good in sharing their data.

It will also solve the issue of traffic tracking because your requests
can be sent through someone else's Internet connection.

Is it possible to implement such a solution?

Osama Khalid
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