March 1, 2009

18th Wednesday & Tuesday 24th February

Energy Cafe goes wireless!

Over the past months we have relied on the Field Station for internet facilities…

david_field_station

Now thanks to Siraj and David who offered to install a wireless mesh, this facility has been extended to the Energy Cafe site.

mesh_box2

They’ve been using these boxes to set up  wireless mesh networks

plugs

that extends existing access to a wider network.

aireal2

An antenna picks up the signal.

checking_signal2

Waves are finding it difficult to get through the concrete walls of the Field Station,

aireal_on_roof

so David tests it on the roof…
tech_bit

A few hours (of technical modifications, testing frequencies, wiring cables and climbing ladders) later….

online

the laptop is taken for a test walk, through the field – it works! full online signal  – an on site resource for all.

Thanks David for sharing your technical wizardry!

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