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Added about 'MeshCity?' Projects

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.