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A long-distance link in Malawi

A case study of the 2008 ICTP / Blantyre Polytechnic / Blantyre College of Medicine joint project to build a long distance WiFi network. The network connects Blantyre to Mangochi, spanning a distance of about 160 km.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Document details
Author: 
Rob Flickenger, Steve Okay, Carlo Fonda, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Anthony Muyepa
Language: 
English
Publication date: 
24 May 2009
Time: 
30 minutes
Available materials: 
Slides

Wireless Security and Monitoring

A combined wireless security and network monitoring talk that covers 802.11 security features, encryption basics, and open source security and monitoring tools.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Document details
Author: 
Rob Flickenger
Language: 
English
Publication date: 
24 May 2009
Time: 
2 hours
Available materials: 
Slides

Introduction to WiFi

This is a basic introduction to using WiFi for wide area networks. Link types (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, etc.) as well as radio operating modes (master, managed, ad-hoc) are covered.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Document details
Author: 
Rob Flickenger
Language: 
English
Publication date: 
24 May 2009
Time: 
1 hour
Available materials: 
Slides

Long Distance WiFi Links

By using external antennas and modifying the firmware, very low cost, long distance WiFi links can be built. High gain antennas require careful alignment, that most be done using signla generators and spectrum analyzers. A low cost version of these is presented.

Document details
Author: 
TRICALCAR Team
Language: 
English
Translator: 
Lourdes Pietrosemoli
Publication date: 
29 Aug 2008
Time: 
1 hour
Available materials: 
Slides
Available materials: 
Handouts
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