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Publicity for the MadWifi Project

If you are using the MadWifi driver for an industrial, academic, or personal project, we would like to hear about it. Please post a webpage link and a brief description of the use. This page will be used to gage the usefulness of the driver to the world-wide community. Have a look at what the press has been saying about us.

Industrial Projects

  1. Magixbox embedded PPC based Routerplatform running with DENX embedded Linux
  2. Meshlium - is an open source Mesh router (2.4GHz-5GHz) which supports ZigBee?, GPRS, Bluetooth radios. It comes with an open source Manager System and Google Maps integration.
  3. MCMP:MeshCity Mesh Protocol - is wireless (wifi)router software which uses a patented technology to facilitate routing across different bands. MMS(MeshCity? Management System) is the management software for 'MCMP' network.

Academic Projects

  1. Johns Hopkins University:
    • The Mobile Ad hoc Network Visualization Project
      • The project creates a real-time visualization of a mobile ad hoc network in Google Earth.
    • The Wave Relay Ad hoc Networking Test-bed
      • The goal of the project is to create a large scale mobile ad hoc networking test-bed for evaluating protocol performance.
    • The JHU Wireless Shuttle Bus Project
      • The project provides real time tracking of shuttle buses using an ad hoc network and also provides wireless internet access to shuttle bus passengers.
  2. University of California, Davis:
  3. EHAS Foundation - Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid
    • Design of a IEEE 802.11 Mesh Solar Router for Developing Countries
      • The goal of the project is the design of a Wi-Fi Mesh Solar Router. This router provides an autoconfigurable wireless solution for isolated rural areas of Latin American Countries.
  4. WINLAB, Rutgers University
    • ORBIT Testbed
      • This is an open-access wireless research testbed with 400 radio nodes in a 20*20 grid used for experimental evaluations of several cross layer protocols and system prototyping.
  5. CRCnet Project - The University of Waikato
    • Design and construction of a platform for rural and remote wireless community network deployment
      • The project provides a common distribution platform and a configuration system with an easy to use web based interface that removes much of the complexity involved in setting up a rural wireless network.
  6. Systems and Networking Group, University of California, San Diego
    • Wireless Research Testbed
      • Deployed +180 radios in the UCSD CSE building (1M+ cube-feet). Tha test bed is used for large-scale entrpise wireless analysis, access points auto-configurations, etc.
  7. FeM-Net, Forschungsgemeinschaft elektronische Medien e.V. / TU Ilmenau
    • Projekt Externe
      • Indoor wlan access points within the student clubs
      • Some (long-range) point-to-point WLAN links
      • Testbed for moving all p2p-links into a mesh network
  8. Real-Time Systems and Communications Group, University of Magdeburg, Germany
    • Real-Time capable Wireless Multi-Hop Routing
    • Ad-Hoc mode performance monitoring and network simulation
  9. Carnegie Mellon University
  10. University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) / Thales Communications
  11. Center for Advanced Technologies in Telecommunications, Polytechnic University (New York City)
  12. UMIC-Mesh, Mobile Communications Group (MCG), RWTH Aachen
    • TCP Performance Evaluation
    • Autoconfiguration
  13. Wireless Networking Group and ICWS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    • Net-X testbed
      • A wireless multi-channel, multi-interface, multi-hop testbed for converting theory to practice
      • Consists of 20+ ad-hoc test nodes deployed in an office environment
      • Evaluating protocols and algorithms for multi-channels networks
  14. Hamilton Netlab, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM),
    • 50+ nodes in 3 testbeds, 2 single hop, 1 mesh network.
      • Channel allocation and quality measurement
      • Supporting VoIP and Data (TCP and UDP) over 802.11 networks
        • Based on 802.11e parameter control and MAC level timing information
      • Fairness and routing in Mesh WLANs

Personal Projects

  1. ME2000v3 Wireless Node System -- Cross platform implementation of a linux distribution based around busybox for PCEngines Wrap (x86), Mikrotik Routerboard RB532 (mips), and Gateworks Avila GW2348-4 (ixp425).
  2. Free wirless mesh in Kuwait, based on linux using madwifi, main aim is to make a wide VoIP access using Asterisk server ( to contact me email
  3. Zeroshell Net Services uses the madwifi drivers to act as Access Point with Multi-SSID feature and WPA/RSN protection. Zeroshell is a small (<100MB) Linux distribution available in the form of Live CD and Compact Flash for embedded devices and it is web configurable and administrable. It has a RADIUS server and a Captive Portal integrated which are services useful to protect a WiFi network.

Community networks/Projects

  1. -- Community network with more than 1200 members using mostly madwifi for more than 3/4 of its backbone links and for increasing number of accesspoints too.
  2. Project HELL -- Prag community network use madwifi drivers and FreeBSD drivers mostly in ad-hoc demo mode for its backbone links.