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Wi-Fi community area networks enable a connected community

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1 Author(s)
Min-You Wu ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA

We propose a community area network (CAN), which is an all-wireless network connecting a community or a metropolitan area. This is a multihop network consisting of many Wi-Fi supernodes, each of them serving a number of resident homes and/or mobile users. Users in the covered area are able to communicate with each other through the Wi-Fi network while connecting to the Internet. This provides an independent community network that connects every household to local government and organizations.

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Emerging Technologies: Frontiers of Mobile and Wireless Communication, 2004. Proceedings of the IEEE 6th Circuits and Systems Symposium on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

31 May-2 June 2004