Wi-Sh: A Simple, Robust Credit Based Wi-Fi Community Network

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

Wireless community networks, where users share wireless bandwidth is attracting tremendous interest from academia and industry. Companies such as FON have been successful in attracting large communities of users. However, solutions such as FON either require users to buy specialized FON routers or firmware modifications to existing routers. In this paper the authors propose a solution which requires no such sophisticated hardware. An alternative is to provide a solution which requires users to download client software on to their PCs.