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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Connecting Pitcairn Island to the Internet with Wi-Fi

Understanding networking concepts can help to resolve real-world problems with setting up Wi-Fi networks. Here's an example that shows how some advanced networking concepts were used to set up a Wi-Fi network on Pitcairn Island.

Pitcairn Island is a remote, rugged speck of land in the south Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from anywhere. Pitcairn was the last refuge of the mutineers from the HMS Bounty, which was seized from the infamous Captain Bligh in 1789.

Following the seizure, the mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian, fled to Tahiti, where several were eventually captured by the British navy and brought home for trial and execution. Christian and some other mutineers, along with Tahitian ...

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