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Table Of Contents

Where to Begin
Purpose of this book
Fitting wireless into your existing network
Wireless networking protocols
Question & Answer
A Practical Introduction to Radio Physics
What is a wave?
Polarization
The electromagnetic spectrum
Frequencies and channels
Behavior of radio waves
Line of sight
Power
Physics in the real world
Network Design
Designing the physical network
802.11 wireless networks
Mesh networking with OLSR
Estimating capacity
Traffic optimization
Internet link optimization
More information
Antennas & radiation patterns
Reflector theory
Amplifiers
Practical antenna designs
Networking Hardware
Wired wireless
Choosing wireless components
Commercial vs. DIY solutions
Building an access point from a PC
Security & Monitoring
Physical security
Threats to the network
Authentication
Privacy
Network Monitoring
What is normal?
Solar Power
Solar energy
Photovoltaic system components
The solar panel
The battery
The power charge regulator
Converters
Equipment or load
How to size your photovoltaic system
Cost of a solar installation
Building an Outdoor Node
Waterproof enclosures
Providing power
Mounting considerations
Safety
Aligning antennas on a long distance link
Surge and lightning protection
Troubleshooting
Building your team
Proper troubleshooting technique
Common network problems
Economic Sustainability
Create a Mission Statement
Evaluate the Demand for Potential Offerings
Establish Appropriate Incentives
Research the Regulatory Environment for Wireless
Analyze the Competition
Determine Initial and Recurring Costs and Pricing
Secure the Financing
Evaluate the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Internal Situation
Putting it All Together
Conclusion
Case Studies
General advice
Case study: Crossing the divide with a simple bridge in Timbuktu
Case study: Finding solid ground in Gao
Case Study: Fantsuam Foundation's Community Wireless Network
Case study: The quest for affordable Internet in rural Mali
Case study: Commercial deployments in East Africa
Case study: Dharamsala Community Wireless Mesh Network
Case study: Networking Mérida State
Case study: Chilesincables.org
Case study: Long Distance 802.11
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Channel Allocations
Appendix C: Path Loss
Appendix D: Cable Sizes
Appendix E: Solar Dimensioning
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