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Learn to use Wireless Technology to Extend Internet Access with WirelessU

By Wayan Vota on January 31, 2011


WirelessU is a group of dedicated professionals working towards a world-wide, people-centered, inclusive Information Society. Their goal is to make it easier for existing groups to offer wireless training sessions by providing free access to high quality training materials. WirelessU has:

  1. An open access repository of educational materials: All available for any person to download
  2. A tool for educators to distribute training materials to students – just upload & share the link. All revisions and translations are tracked, making it easy to find, share, and collaborate.
  3. A community! WirelessU connects people. Whether you are interested in learning about wireless technology, teaching a wireless training session, or holding a training event at a local venue, WirelessU will help you connect to the people who make all of this possible.

Wireless Networking in the Developing World

Advances in wireless technology make it very attractive for extending the Internet – either across the street or to the next town. Wi-Fi is fast, can go long distances, and is very affordable. Best of all, anyone can learn to use wireless to extend existing Internet into other areas. The signal starts with you!

And you can start with Wireless Networking in the Developing World, a free book about designing, implementing, and maintaining low-cost wireless networks.

This book was created by a team of individuals who each, in their own field, are actively participating in the ever-expanding Internet by pushing its reach farther than ever before. The massive popularity of wireless networking has caused equipment costs to continually plummet, while equipment capabilities continue to sharply increase.

By taking advantage of this state of affairs, people can finally begin to have a stake in building their own communications infrastructure. The book should not only convince you that this is possible, but also show how it can be done, and to give you the information and tools you need to start a network project in your local community


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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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