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…


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


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


that extends existing access to a wider network.


An antenna picks up the signal.


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


so David tests it on the roof…

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


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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