Get Started: Login/Register
All available training materials

Please browse and make use of these materials. Each title is one training unit—the total sum of materials for one single class, session or lecture. One unit may be one video of a two-hour lecture. Another may be several files including class handouts, presentation slides, trainer’s notes, and homework.

Members can add their own tags and comments to any unit. Your input and data is greatly appreciated! Success stories and suggestions will help us build this community to better serve you, our future trainers and students.

Title Summary Author Time Language Updatedsort icon
Tecnologia apropiada para redes comunitarias

Conferencia inaugural de WALC2008, Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela 10 de noviembre 2008.

Vision de los factores que favorecen las soluciones inalambricas como la tecnologia mas conveniente para el despliegue de redes comunitarias.

Ermanno Pietrosemoli 1 hour Spanish 20 Nov 08
Wireless needs (work)

subtitle: Do we need wireless? Wireless needs a lot of work! ;) ...Wireless networks: "why, when and where" of WLANs


This is a "not-very-serious lecture" for introducing issues and benefits of wireless networking

(it also contains some polls/questionnaires to check the background knowledge of the audience)

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Open training on wireless

This presentation summarize the experience of 7 years of training on wireless networking at the ICTP (Trieste, Italy).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Spread Spectrum radio technologies

This lecture is a theoretical introduction to the "spread spectrum" technology, with simple examples to understand how it works. It discusses the difference between SS and narrow-band radio, and between direct sequence and frequency hopping SS. There are also two short appendixes on Antenna Basics and Power Budget Calculation.

Fulvio Postogna, Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08

A crazy lecture on "why web developers should care about wireless networking", presented at a conference on web technologies.

It presents briefly (20 minutes) what wireless networking is (with some hints on mobile web browsing), then discuss about "ZeroConf" (10 minutes) and finally introduces the basics of web-designing with XHTML and CSS.

Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 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
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
dB math and Link Budget Calculation

This presentation is on dB math (why do we use dBs?, examples of calculations with dBs, etc) and on Link Budget Calculation (how far can a wireless link go?, what gain should my antenna have, etc).

Marco Zennaro, Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
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
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