Fw: WiFi router networking?

Me john at johnlgrubbs.net
Tue Sep 15 10:55:57 PDT 2015

iirc set your WiFi router to bridge mode and tell it the ssid of the mesh network and your done.

On September 15, 2015 12:21:10 PM CDT, jim bell <jdb10987 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Has anyone heard of an idea to use individual WiFi routers to
>communicate in a mesh net?  (Or, at least differently than it may have
>been done before.)   If you look at a map of WiFi routers
>(www.wigle.net) in any given area, you will see that the vast majority
>of routers are physically close to many other routers, certainly close
>enough to communicate with each other, and ultimately over a long
>distance.  A crowd-sourced communication system, one that wouldn't
>necessarily go through the Internet backbone.  Conceptually related to
>the Bittorrent system.    I just  found this:
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Direct
>            Jim Bell
>From that URL:
>"Wi-Fi Direct, initially called Wi-Fi P2P, is a Wi-Fi standard enabling
>devices to easily connect with each other without requiring a wireless
>access point.[1] It is usable for everything from internet browsing to
>file transfer,[2][3] and to communicate with more than one device
>simultaneously at typical Wi-Fi speeds.[4] One advantage of Wi-Fi
>Direct is the ability to connect devices even if they are from
>different manufacturers. Only one of the Wi-Fi devices needs to be
>compliant with Wi-Fi Direct to establish a peer-to-peer connection that
>transfers data directly between them with greatly reduced
>setup.[citation needed]
>Wi-Fi Direct negotiates the link with a Wi-Fi Protected Setup system
>that assigns each device a limited wireless access point. The "pairing"
>of Wi-Fi Direct devices can be set up to require the proximity of
>a near field communication, a Bluetooth signal, or a button press on
>one or all the devices. Wi-Fi Direct may not only replace the need
>for routers, but may also replace the need of Bluetooth for
>applications that do not rely on low energy.[5]"

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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