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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).

 

 

Rob Flickenger 1 hour English 24 May 09
Introduction to VoIP

An introduction to Voice over IP technology. Subjects covered include:

  • Classic Telephony 
  • Data Networks (Review) 
  • VoIP Protocols 
  • VoIP Hardware 
  • VoIP Software 
  • Examples 
  • Web Links
Steve Okay English 14 Aug 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
Introduction to Open Source

This presentation is an Introduction to Open Source. It covers an introduction to the concept of "Open", and introduction to Linux and its features and an insight on the topic of Open Source and Development.

Marco Zennaro, Carlo Fonda English 15 Oct 08
Introduction to Laboratory and Safety

Short slideshow to welcome trainees to the laboratory, to present to them the facilities and the rules of the lab, with emphasis  on safety precautions.

Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Rob Flickenger, Marco Zennaro, Carlo Fonda 15 minutes English 15 Oct 08
Introduction to Lab Safety

Basic laboratory safety procedures.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro English 14 Aug 08
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
Interference & Co-existence

Fundamentals of radio interference, and methods for identifying and mitigating it.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
HAPs - High Altitude Platforms

A discussion of new technologies of broadband access using stratospheric radio platforms.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
DIY WiFi Antennas

Do-It-Yourself antenna designs, including omnidirectional, biquad, parabolics, and cantennas.

Rob Flickenger English 14 Aug 08