This is a main list of hardware configurations and useful links for setting up physical links.
This system is capable of running not only cjdns but any help programs along the way, including web servers, ftp servers, etc.
This is a do-it-all kind of node with the power to move considerable bandwidth via cjdns
- mini ITX x86 motherboard - at least one gigabit ethernet port for the wired uplink - An second ethernet port via a PCI slot for connecting to either a switch or a single WIFi access point - If you connect the second port to a switch, you can utilize multiple APs all from this one system
ATX Power supply
The repeater is designed to be simple and cheap with a low power draw. Useful if you don't have line-of-sight between two points you would like to connect but both points have LOS to a third common point
- two APs can be connected together - no controlling hardware needed, just supply power to each AP
http://routerboard.com/RBOmniTikU-5HnD or the OmniTIK UPA-5HnD model which will pass the power along to other devices omni directional, great for covering a large area Antenna 7.5dBi Omnidrectional (360 degrees) Radio Power 26dBm Receive Sensitivity -96dBm Power PoE 8-30V 802.11a/n 5 Ethernet ports, 1 USB port -- Add a USB modem to this and you have a standalone node with Internet capabilities.
Routerboard SXT G-2HnD
Stick 3 to 6 of these on a single pole for 360 degree coverage Antenna 10dBi 60 degrees Radio Power 32dBm Receive Sensitivity -96dBm 802.11b/g Receive Sensitivity -95dBm 802.11n Power PoE 8-30V DC 802.11b/g/n 1 Ethernet port (gigabit!)
-- Datasheet: http://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/nanostationm/nsm_ds_web.pdf Antenna 11 dBi 55 deg. (H-pol) / 53 deg (V-pol) / 27 deg (Elevation) (M2) Receive Sensitivity -75 (best) to -83 (worst) dBm 802.11b/g Receive Sensitivity -74 (best) to -96 (worst) dBm 802.11n Antenna 16 dBi 43 deg. (H-pol) / 41 deg (V-pol) / 15 deg (Elevation) (M5) Receive Sensitivity -75 (best) to -83 (worst) dBm 802.11a Receive Sensitivity -74 (best) to -96 (worst) dBm 802.11n Radio power 28 dBm (M2) Radio power 27 dBm (M5) Power PoE 24V, 0.5A(Can be made to use standard 802.3af 48V PoE with the use of an adaptor available through Ubiquity called instant 802.3af) 802.11bgn (M2) 802.11an (M5) 2 X 10/100 BASE-TX
Deliberant 2.4GHz CPE -- http://www.crossoverdistribution.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=&products_id=11764 Antenna 20dBi 16 degrees Radio Power 26-31 dBm Receive Sensitivity -78 (best) to -95 (worst) dBm 802.11b Receive Sensitivity -93 (best) to -95 (worst) dBm 802.11b Receive Sensitivity -75 (best) to -94 (worst) dBm 802.11n Power 12 - 24 V DC passive PoE 802.11b/g/n 1 Ethernet port
Ubiquiti airGrid M2 and M5 -- http://www.ubnt.com/airmax#airgrid
Weather proof outdoor enclosures
- Ubiquiti Nanostation (Weatherproof, inexpensive, comes in 2.4ghz, 3ghz & 5ghz models, can do 15km)
- Yagi Antennas (directional, usually 2.4GHz)
- Ronja (Laser, 10MBps, < 1.4km)
- Wok-Fi (Amplifying low-grade hardware with cheap reflectors, 3-10km)
- Biquad (Repurposed satellite dish, 5-100 miles depending on dish type)[Citation needed]
- Cantenna (A directional waveguide antenna for long-range Wi-Fi)
- Ligowave Link Calculator
- Find your latitude and longitude
- Line of sight grapher
- Wireless calculators