[GRLUG] Mesh network for emergency circumstances

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 08:28:18 EDT 2012

I remember talking to someone in GRLUG (I think it was Kevin, but I'm
not sure) a few weeks ago who's actually implemented something like
this. Either way, the local search and rescue group is looking for a

Anyone have an interest in working on a project like this?

-- Fwd from Jeff Nawrot via Facebook --

Within the last 6 months Mike Fusaro N8MJF, Pat Mcbride and I along
with some folks in Muskegon have been goofing around a bit with this
type of an idea as well.  We just need someone who has an interest to
take the project and run with it for KCSAR / KCRACES activities.


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Date: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 10:04 PMSubject: [Open-Source-CAD] Mobile
Mesh Network Ideas?To: Open Source CAD

All of you with better networks chops than I have, there's
aninteresting post on slashdot, at


"I am looking to put together a mobile mesh network for my
volunteerfire department and would like some recommendations from the
Slashdotcrowd. Ideally, the network would consist of cheap wireless
routers(Linksys WRT-type) mounted on each vehicle.

"From there, tablets or other wireless devices could connect to therouter.

"When the vehicles are in the station, the routers would
auto-connectto the WiFi network to receive calls for service and other

"When out on a call, the router would form an ad-hoc network withother
vehicles on the scene. If a vehicle came into range of anInternet
'hotspot,' it would notify other vehicles and become agateway for the
rest of the 'ad-hoc' networked vehicles.

"I've looked at Freifunk for this, but would like some other
options.Recommendations please?"



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