"Mesh" Dreams = OLSR

Richard A. Smith richard at laptop.org
Tue Aug 24 11:55:55 EDT 2010

On 08/24/2010 11:39 AM, L. Aaron Kaplan wrote:

> On Aug 24, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:
>> On 08/24/2010 10:13 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
>>> Consider the benefits of using open source software versus our
>>> closed source firmware and partnering with communities like
>>> Freifunk whose network is ~ 800 node, guifi.net is almost 10k
>>> nodes in Barcelona, Athens Wireless is 5k nodes.
>> The largest of our mesh problems did not have to do with
>> scalability on sheer number of nodes but rather scalability in
>> density.  Is there any information available on how these networks
>> perform when there are 50 - 100 of them next all in the same room
>> or in adjacent rooms?
> Yes! And the answer is very very simple: turn down the txpower!
> ;-)))

Can you provide me with a pointer to the numbers?  Whats the maximum 
number of nodes can you have operated in a given area and what sort of 
network traffic tests did you run?

Richard A. Smith  <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop per Child

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