Welcome to the SOWN Wiki

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SOWN (the Southampton Open Wireless Network) is a project led by students and researchers with the support of the School of Electronics & Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. The group aims to investigate the technologies and infrastructure needed to deploy effective community-wide WiFi network coverage, and in particular, the potential for such networks to provide user services such as multicast of audio/video streams, VoIP, live user geographic-location information, 802.1x authentication, QoS and deployment of IPv6.

More information is available on the What Is SOWN page. Otherwise you can chat to us on our IRC channel. If you're interested in participating or just want to experiment with wireless networking, you can attend our regular Meetings and Workshops which are open for all to attend. We are looking for more people to become involved so please come and join the fun!

Please note: SOWN is currently in development, and so from a user's point of view may not be completely functional. Updates will be posted as work continues. Check the Network status page for progress.

We are currently aiming to improve the quality of the pages on this wiki. Pages that need work are found in Category:WikiTodo.