[Olsr-users] Hello from Pirate Party Sweden

Erik Lönroth (spam-protected)
Wed Nov 3 21:09:12 CET 2010

Hello and thanx for the fast reply!

This is off course true.

However, we hope that it would be possible to "download" the olsr from
the baloon via the "AD-HOC" network it will provide aswell.

We are looking for a solution that is very easy to deploy and share.

So, the sequence of event could be as such:

1. The baloon floats past.
2. A client-node (non-olrs) discovers an open wifi network, and connects to it.
3. Via a web-browser, the client, is directed to the "main page" of
the wireless router which presents a "download olrs-software".
4. The client-downloads and install the "olrs-software" (which needs
to be preconfigured etc.) Maybe some "options" are presented as to
make some easy setup...
5. The client is then a part of the mesh.
6. The baloon takes part in the network, but floats on....

Initially, we intend to just make this baloon stationary to test the
networking concept and also range of the antennas etc.

All in all, the cost of the project should be very low to allow others
to do similar things.... Possibly set up even more stationary nodes to
provide a back-bone of some sort.

We are not sure.... This is why we ask you experts for help here.

Kind regards

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Markus Kittenberger
<(spam-protected)> wrote:
> hmm as you send up only 1 baloon, i don`t exactly see your need for an mesh
> routing protocol like olsrd,..
> (olsrd usually just talks/interoperate with other olsrd nodes (and then
> calculates optimal routing), ..
> but is does not talk/interoperate not with any wifi network it finds,..)
> it would be different if you would send up hundreds of baloons, or have
> already a wireless mesh on the ground,.. *G
> Markus
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM, Erik Lönroth <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I would like to say hello to the list and introduce myself. Excuse me
>> for taking up your time.
>> I'm a local activist in the Swedish Pirate Party in a small town in
>> Sweden called Södertälje.
>> I'm currently involved in a project that aims to send up a baloon with
>> a wifi router (openWRT) as high up in the atmosphere as possible. The
>> wifi-router will have a somewhat better antenna to test how far
>> connectivity can be achieved.
>> The second goal for this baloon is be modified to survive for a very
>> long time, fully operational on its own, powered by solar panels and
>> drifting by the wind only.
>> On-board, we are currently investigating the olsrd software as coming
>> along, aswell as a small website. The intention is to provide a
>> network connection to all that can reach the baloon with wifi.
>> Ideally, "the baloon" also provides "old internet" access but we don't
>> know currently if this is achievable by the use of olrsd. We haven't
>> tried out olsr out enough yet to know exactly how this could be done.
>> Anyway, if you think that this is something interesting. We are happy
>> to get in contact with people that are experienced in setting up olsrd
>> in such a way that it is easy to let users (novice ones) join it with
>> as little effort as possible.
>> Thanx for your time! Hope to hear from you.
>> /Erik
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