[ALUG] Mesh wireless

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Apr 10 13:03:32 BST 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 12:45:30PM +0100, Mark Rogers wrote:
> I started looking at a few commercial mesh wireless products, which
> typically retail at around £300-400 for a typical house. I then
> Googled and discovered a few Linux mesh wireless projects, such as
> might suit running on a Pi.
As in wireless for what?  Controlling things like the central heating,
lights, etc.?

> Anyone here have any experience of such things?
> (The biggest obstacle with the Pi is likely to be the slow Ethernet
> port but there are faster single board computers around that might
> work better. Regardless, the Pi might be a good place to start
> playing.)
Is a 100Mb/s port *really* a limitation for this sort of thing?  What
would use lots of bandwidth?  ... or do you mean, by 'wireless
products' streaming video around the place?

Chris Green

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