Advocacy Groups and Technical Resources

  • High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN): A San Diego area research network funded by the National Science Foundation dedicated to "creating, demonstrating, and evalating a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area, wireless network.
    http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/

  • Wireless Networking Unit of the Aeronomy and Radio Propagation Laboratory (ARPL): The host of the "School on Wireless Networking for Scientific Applications in Developing Countries" seminars. Their site archives presentations from past "school" events.
    http://wireless.ictp.it/groups/wireless/

  • Wireless Africa: A group in South Africa researching ways to expand the use of wireless networking to developing countries.
    http://wirelessafrica.meraka.org.za/

  • Wireless Networking in the Developing World: An electronic book with information on how to build and maintain a wireless network in the developing world.
    http://wndw.net/

  • Green WIFI: A volunteer organization dedicated to the spread of solar powered wireless networking equipment.
    http://www.greenwifi.org

  • WirelessU: A repository of technical documents about wireless networking and a community that promotes the spread of wireless networking.
    http://wirelessu.org/

  • MIT roofnet : A wireless mesh network operating in Cambridge, MASS. Contains technical documents on how to setup a wireless mesh network.
    http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/roofnet/doku.php

  • NSRC.org - Wireless Network Security Workshop: A collection of presentations about wireless networking and wireless network security. Topics ranging from an introduction to wireless networking to access point configuration and network traffic analysis.
    http://nsrc.org/workshops/2008/ait-wireless/

  • SANS.org - A Survey of Wireless Mesh Networking Security Technology and Threats: An introduction to wireless mesh networks and a summary of the security implications that these networks present.
    http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/honors/1657.php

  • Open-mesh.org: A collection of information about Wireless mesh networking and the B.A.T.M.A.N. routing protocol.
    https://www.open-mesh.org

  • IEEE - Wireless: An organization that houses documents about wireless standards such as 802.1.
    http://standards.ieee.org/wireless/

Wireless Projects

Do-It-Yourself Projects

Equipment Venders

  • Alvarion: A manufacturer of WiMAX wireless products.
    http://www.alvarion.com/

  • Fleeman Anderson & Bird: A vender of wireless networking equipment including connectors, antennas, access points, enclosures and mounts.
    http://www.fab-corp.com/

  • Inveneo: A company that manufactures low-power, low-cost computer and networking equipment designed for the needs of the developing world.
    http://www.inveneo.com

  • Meraki: A vender of wireless networking equipment specializing in wireless mesh networks.
    http://meraki.com

  • Open-mesh.com: A vender of low-cost wireless mesh networking devices.
    http://www.open-mesh.com/

  • PCTEL, Inc A company that manufactures WIFI and WiMAX antennas.
    http://www.maxrad.com/

  • Solectek A manufacturer of long-range broadband wireless products.
    http://www.solectek.com/

  • Ubiquiti Networks: A vender of wireless networking equipment that is largely compatible with the OpenWRT framework.
    http://www.ubnt.com/