Welcome to B.C. Wireless's Wiki
Welcome to the British Columbia Wireless Network Society's Wiki. This Wiki is a collaborative web environment where people can participate in knowledge building and sharing of ideas.
Although we prefer the Wiki to remain open, continued spam abuse has resulted in the need for edits to be made by logged in users only who are listed in the WikiEditorsGroup. Create a Wiki only account on the UserPreferences page and then add yourself to the WikiEditorsGroup page.
To keep up to date on newly changed pages, visit the RecentChanges page on a regular basis.
Table of Contents
Using the Wiki
HelpForBeginners: to get you going on this web site
WikiSandBox: feel free to change this page and experiment with editing
FindPage: search or browse the database in various ways
WantedPages : Pages that are missing on this Wiki, and need filling in.
Background reading and general information
A new way to look at networking. Good overview of the history of telecommunications and new approaches.
GettingStarted : Introduction to BC Wireless.
GeneralOverview: General Information about Wireless for the unfamiliar.
FrequentlyAskedQuestions : Commonly asked questions about our project.
NetworkStructure : Information about the B.C. Wireless Network Structure
CategoryFieldPlay : Notes and stories from our field plays.
CategoryCategory : A list of information categories on our Wiki.
Presentations we've given, or have lurked in.
WifiFred is our community information bot who hangs out in the IRC channel.
We hang out in our IRC channel on irc.bcwireless.net in #bcwireless
Government and Policy
Information about the GovernmentOfBritishColumbia
The SimilarProjectLinks page lists other organizations that can help build Community Capacity in your First Nation or Rural community.
Old stuff that needs refactoring. Kept for historical reference reasons.
Initiatives and projects
WaveCaster : Our retired Community Infomatics System.
BCWLinux is a Linux distribution for Community Wireless Networks.
BCOpenWRT is a Linux distribution for Linksys access and compatible access points.
BCWJxta is a Peer to Peer framework for developing interactive applications.
The VoiceOverIP project aims to build a Voice Telephony framework for Community Wireless Networks.
The DigitalDivide team is putting all of this stuff together and working in under and unserved communities.
Our SETI@HOME team - Join us in the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
The Community Wireless Handbook a now out dated handbook is a starting point for starting a Community Wireless Network