USENIX 2003 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track Paper
[USENIX Annual Conference '03 Tech Program Index]
Submitted to USENIX'03 Freenix track
Building a Wireless Community Network in the Netherlands
Rudi van Drunen WirelessLeiden Foundation Leiden, the Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.wirelessleiden.nl - Dirk-Willem van Gulik WirelessLeiden Foundation email@example.com - Jasper Koolhaas WirelessLeiden Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org - Huub Schuurmans WirelessLeiden Foundation email@example.com - Marten Vijn WirelessLeiden Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
With the development of low cost hardware based on IEEE 802.11b, wireless networks are an emerging technology. Using these wireless techniques outdoors it is possible to build a community network not dependent on any provider. In the Netherlands such a network is being set up in and around Leiden. Using low cost network interfaces, home-built antennas and open source software the volunteers of the Wireless Leiden Foundation were able to lay out an infrastructure for the inhabitants of Leiden at a very low cost. All kinds of applications (for-profit and not-for-profit) are using this wireless network.
Rudi van Drunen 2003-04-08