We are super excited to give back to the fine folks at MakerBar by installing a Ubiquiti NSM5 directional 5GHz to connect ot the NYC Mesh Network! After the lightning talk will be a short overview of the NYC Mesh Network by DEFCON 201 Co-Founder Sidepocket (and possibly special guest from the NYC Mesh) and then we are going to use our tools and coding skills to reflash the router with the custom software and configure to securely tunnel through the MakerBar internet to connect to the wider mesh! This will be the first founding step in an ongoing project to provide Hoboken and Jersey City communities with a free, independent, reliable network connection. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tools.

NYC Mesh is a community owned network. The mesh network consists of Wi-Fi router "nodes" spread throughout the greater New York Tri-State area. The network has no central server and no single internet service provider. All nodes cooperate in the distribution of data, also serving as a stand-alone network in case of emergencies or internet shutdown.

More info at: https://nycmesh.net/


Comments are closed.