spent 1.5 years in figuring out that ack-timeouts and packet-sizes are the key to reliability.
spent more than a year to convince BSNL to allow us to use their tower infrastructure.
last 5 years, residents of kodaikanal get "some" internet.
krishnamoorthy (kicha) is a 12th pass villager of Pallangi, Kodaikanal.
when he is not practicing organic farming or taking care of the cows; he does provide wireless broadband Internet to remote residents of kodaikanal.
He probably, knows more about wireless network administration than most experts reading this.
setup APs in towers with fibre-connectivity.
setup fixed-stations at customer premises with line-of-sight to tower or neighbor.
Officially a team involving several educated-certified-qualified folks setup this up.
The wireless network was essentially setup by our 12th pass village kid from pallangi.
Technology is "cheap"
Educated people are "expensive"
village kids are smarter than their urban counterparts
Convincing officers/of/our/govt. to do their job, is practically !@#$%^&...
the following are a few select untouched pictures of life at home in the hills.