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Building a Wireless Community Network in the Netherlands

Rudi van Drunen WirelessLeiden Foundation Leiden, the Netherlands rudi@wirelessleiden.nl https://www.wirelessleiden.nl - Dirk-Willem van Gulik WirelessLeiden Foundation dirkx@wirelessleiden.nl - Jasper Koolhaas WirelessLeiden Foundation jasper@wirelessleiden.nl - Huub Schuurmans WirelessLeiden Foundation huub@wirelessleiden.nl - Marten Vijn WirelessLeiden Foundation marten@wirelessleiden.nl


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

This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (FREENIX Track), June 9 – 14, 2003, San Antonio, TX, USA
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