[FoRK] Mesh Networking and Web Applications

Michael Cummins michael at i-magery.com
Wed Oct 17 03:48:32 PDT 2012


I know someone who is running a wireless mesh network over a couple of
square miles.  It works great if you're standing still, but for users that
are constantly mobile and using local intranet based web applications, it's
almost unusable because they keeping having to reset their sessions as they
move from node to node.

 

Regarding the mesh networking, is there a better mousetrap these days?
Running hard lines to support a traditional wireless network is not an
option at this location.

 

I've got a couple ideas on how to circumvent losing the session from an
application standpoint, but I think it will still feel a little clumsy as
the mobile devices pauses to reconsider its networking as it moves about the
mesh field.  Bad assumption?

 

Would love to hear your feedback. Thanks!

 



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