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Ask HN: What will it take for phones to be able to mesh during emergencies?
7 points by petenixey 1790 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite
Is it yet possible to do mesh networking with modern smartphones? If not, is there a point at which the phones will be likely to be able to create robust mesh networks during an emergency outage and if so what will it take?

Just found this ...



I am unable to become an access point. I believe you need a rooted phone to do this. However, you can connect as a client on non-rooted phones.

Thank you - v interesting

I don't know about smartphones, but you just need an old wrt54xx router to create a really nice mesh network. http://hsmm-mesh.org/just-starting-read-this.html

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