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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).

 

 

Rob Flickenger, Steve Okay, Carlo Fonda, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Anthony Muyepa 30 minutes English 24 May 09
Access Point Configuration

How to configure wireless access points and routers based on general principles and clear motivations.

Onno Purbo, Sebastian Buettrich English 19 Aug 08
Antenna basics

This lecture provides a "short and simple" introduction to antennas (for WiFi at 2.4 and 5 GHz), with rough definition of terminology and characteristics of simple antennas (omni, directive, reflector)

Carlo Fonda 45 minutes English 15 Oct 08
Basic Antenna Theory

Understanding the operation and design of microwave antennas. Discussion includes:

  • Review of basic antenna types 
  • Radiation pattern, gain, polarization 
  • Equivalent circuit & radiation efficiency 
  • Smart antennas 
  • Some theory 
  • Summary

 

Ryszard Struzak English 7 Oct 08
Basic antenna theory

This slideshow was presented at AfNOG 2009 in cairo, Egypt.

It is a very brief introduction to antennas for WiFi, touching concepts like directivity and gain. It mentions radiation patterns and other properties of antennas as well. A few examples of typical antennas for WiFi are also given (omni, cantenna, parabolic dish).

Carlo Fonda 20 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Basic Radio Physics

A general introduction to basic physics relevant for wireless networking.

Sebastian Buettrich English 14 Aug 08
Basic Wireless Infrastructure and Topologies

A high level introduction to wireless modes and topologies, based around real life cases, and supplying basic knowledge about setup of such infrastructures.

Sebastian Buettrich, Alberto Escudero Pascual English 15 Aug 08
Basic Wireless Systems in Bahasa Indonesia

Wireless Training in Bahasa Indonesia, including a hotspot and outdoor application. This presntation was update for 10 times since 2002 Contact: michael [at] sunggiardi [dot] com

Michael S. Sunggiardi, PT Marvel Network Sistem Indonesian 10 Oct 08
Cantenna video

The making of a cantenna in a step-by-step video.

The video is without sound, so you can add voice over as you please. Also, there is a lot of space for subtitling,
The video is not meant for online use only or primarily. we encourage its distribution on cd or dvd.

Sebastian Buettrich 1/2 hour English 9 Oct 08
Channel & Modulation Basics

An introduction to digital modulation, including:

  • Relevant modulation schemes
  • Geometric representations 
  • Coherent & Non-Coherent Detection 
  • Modulation spectra
Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08