|Node Name||SUSU Node|
|Location||Roof of West Building, Highfield Campus|
|Lat/Long||50° 56' 5", -1° 23' 51"|
|Latest Update||Re-deployed 23/9/07|
Building the Node
First Put up in 2003, this was the first node to go live using a net4511 [Soekris] embedded PC. The board is running 'voyage' linux, based on debian. We're using a prism2 card in HostAP mode. The node no-longer uses WDS links to connect to the rest of the network, it has its own ethernet connection to the SOWN wired network. Power to the node is via POE injector. The board is mounted in a waterproof box from Maplin.
The prism2 card was modified to have an external sma connector as can be seen in the picture. (many thanks to Richard for this!).
|Netgear MA401||~£45 new|
|Solwise 8db Omni||£37.12|
|4m Westflex 103||£4|
The actual cost was nearer £250 as we already had certain items such as the wireless card, waterproof box etc from previous experiments and we'd written off the cost of these items.