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Networking Basics

This lecture introduces some basic concepts related to modern computer networking: reasons to build a computer network, standardisation, OSI model, network layers in theory and practice, classification and topology of networks, media and hardware (ethernet), IP addressing, subnetting, DNS, basic network configuration of a PC.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 90 minutes English 15 Oct 08
WirelessU Concept Paper

A single 3-page paper with all the important WirelessU concepts.   Mostly just copied from the web pages, for those that want a document rather than a pointer to the web site.

Jim Forster, WirelessU team 5 minutes English 8 Nov 09
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
Radio Propagation and Link Budget

This slideshow was presented at AfNOG 2009, in Cairo (Egypt).

It is a brief introduction to radiopropagation (behavior of radiowaves, effects of the environment, line of sight, Fresnel zone) and to link budget calculation (link planning, power budget, sensitivity and gain, losses, software tools).

It is provided in both Adobe PDF format and Apple Keynote original source.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 45 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Workshop Handout For Building Wokbolic & Neighbourhood Network (Indonesian)

Workshop handout written by e-goen on Wokbolic e-goen & neighbourhood network in Indonesian.

e-goen 4 hours Indonesian 11 Oct 08
Introduction to Radiowaves and Basic RF Measurements

This very short lecture consists of two parts: the first part (15 minutes) is a basic introduction to radiowaves and RF signals, with definitions and terminology (frequency, wavelength, phase, amplitude, power, interference, modulation).

Carlo Fonda 30 minutes English 15 Oct 08
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
Intro to RF and dB math

Slideshow presented at AfNOG 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

It is a very quick introduction to the physical basis of telecommunications, many concepts are briefly introduced, like i.e.: e.m. waves (amplitude, frequency, ...), RF signals (power, modulation, ...), power measurement, spectrum analysis, dB (math, examples, Alexander Bell).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 30 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Unidad 21: Mapeo de Alcance

Se presenta una metodología para el Planeamiento, Seguimiento y Evaluación de Proyectos, que hace particular énfasis en factores humanos y otros aspectos a los que frecuentemente no se les presta la debida atención.

Equipo TRICALCAR 3 hours Spanish 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