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Wireless Networking in the Developing World

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Wireless Networking in the Developing World

About the WNDW project

Wireless networks can cross wide distances, bringing digital communications to places where it is not practical to run wire or fiber optic lines. These networks can provide access to medical and government services, provide voice communications, and allow people in remote places to access the global Internet.

Our goal is to help you get the resources you need to build a wireless network that solves your communication problems.

About the book

Wireless Networking in the Developing World is a free book about building low-cost wireless network infrastructure. In it you will find information about:

  • How to design a wireless network that extends the reach of an existing Internet connection
  • Understanding radio waves, antennas, and transmission lines
  • Choosing and configuring wireless networking hardware
  • Designing a solar energy system to provide power to network devices in remote places
  • Securing, monitoring, and maintaining your network
  • Implementing an economic model that will sustain your project

The entire book is available for download, and printed copies can be purchased on demand.

Need help?


The notebook section provides a way for you to store and share information with your group members. With the book feature you can:

  • Add book pages and organize them hierarchically into different books.
  • Attach files to pages to share them with others.
  • Track changes that others have made and revert changes as necessary.
  • Archive books that are no longer of interest to the group. Archived books can be reactivated later if needed.