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about connecting to our high speed multi-media network.
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The Miami Valley Microwave Alliance is an active group of Amateur Radio operators building and operating a high speed multimedia network of affordable ($40-$100) outdoor rated commercial quality 802.11n Wi-Fi devices. Any data that can be transported by IP can be utilized on this network. Typical speeds are 10 to 100+ Mbps.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network maintains the firmware that is flashed into certain indoor and commercial outdoor Wi-Fi Routers.This AREDN firmware permits using Ham Radio frequencies adjacent to the standard 802.11n channels.
This AREDN firmware supports automatic adaptive ad-hoc PtP, PtMP, and mesh-style networking. Mesh-style networking is capable of working within a similar distanced and similar profiled network of nodes. Our local group has dissimilar profiled nodes and we have rolling terrain and tall trees which renders a pure mesh-style-technology impractical. Much of our network is utilizing PtP or PtMP links rather than the often assumed pure-mesh network of putting every node on the same frequency and assuming that the AREDN firmware will automagically figure it out.