Chapter 7. Lighting Up the Neighborhood


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This chapter contains two case studies that illustrate how to light up a neighborhood or campus—providing Wi-Fi coverage (and by extension, an Internet connection) throughout a large area. Fabled Wake Forest University in North Carolina has one of the most extensive wireless networks of any educational institution. And, as usual, San Francisco proves avant-garde. That beautiful city is home of SFLAN, one of the first and most successful Wi-Fi people-power community networks. Here are the people who have built these networks, and this is their story.

Case Study: SFLAN—“Unwiring” the Presidio ...

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