Sepp Hasslberger: User-Owned Networks

Architecture
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

User owned networks – direct connection between users and internet access through pooling resources…

PittMesh routers are owned by individuals

If you have wireless networking equipment in your home that is capable of communicating with your neighbor’s equipment, why not just communicate directly with them? PittMesh is a new community-owned wireless network that runs OpenWrt, a widely supported, well documented, open source firmware for embedded systems like WiFi routers. PittMesh routers are owned by individuals and configured in a way that make them work together to build a larger, decentralized network. The project was started by a wireless networking non-profit called Meta Mesh and has been developed by a world-wide coalition of programmers for well over a decade.  Read more.