[Freedombox-discuss] Freedombox Mesh Network Simulator

Rick C. Hodgin foxmuldrster at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 20 12:23:15 UTC 2012

I have pushed out a RUNME\ directory.

See for source code:

I was asked in private email what this program is.  Basically, it's a 
protocol simulator describing a methodology of exactly how to establish 
and maintain a living / dynamic wireless mesh.

In the app (fbxsim.exe), in the lower right-hand corner is a barely 
visible icon. :-)  If you drag that and drop it on the form anywhere, 
you'll create multiple FBX instances.  Each FBX (when the simulator is 
complete) will identify itself in the mesh and communicate with those 
devices near enough to it to be able to communicate through its WiFi radio.

The protocol will establish what information is necessary to maintain a 
living, dynamic mesh, how to route packets, etc.  I will also work on 
protocols for fixed placement FBXs (in a home, street lamp), as well as 
roaming FBXs (carrying one on a backpack, bicycle, car).

The initial build is in runme\fbxsim.exe.  It's little more than a small 
screen with drag-and-drop abilities to simulate where the FBXs will be 
located.  Will work on it more this week.

Linux users can use WINE to run Windows programs.  I have tested it in 
Ubuntu 12.04 and it works.  Don't know about other distros.

Please contact me with any questions / suggestions.  Thanks! :-)

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

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