[Freedombox-discuss] Low Cost Community Wi-Fi Networks

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Thu Mar 2 10:33:04 UTC 2017

Quoting Sunil Mohan Adapa (2017-03-01 16:28:36)
> I recently had an opportunity to work with an team on setting up a low 
> cost community Wi-Fi network in a village nearby here in India.  I 
> wrote an article about it.  It is attached.


Is this the first deployment in collaboration with Swecha?

I ask partly from personal curiosity: I recall that during Siri's and my 
visit in 2015 we visited a nearby village, and stood on the roof of a 
school checking line of site for setup of an antenna there.  I wonder if 
that project was deployed too, or am delayed, or perhaps cancelled.  But 
perhaps Swecha knows better than you?

I notice in your text that an Olimex board was used.  Cool!

As I understand, there are few if any distributors of Olimex boards in 
India - I imagine that making some noise about this succesful deployment 
might help raise awarenes of the boards to encourage distributors to put 
those boards on the shelves: Is your report on a website somewhere?  One 
way to make noise is to pass a web page (preferrably easy consumable 
with a few pictures) to Olimex, to encourage them re-posting on their 

 - Jonas

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