Coverage and speed
Testing of an 8 router network
Once I had connected all routers I logged into the router to view the network topology. Here is what the page looked like.
- Notes: All speeds were measured in kilobytes, using a single client at a time. In this case, the speed of my WAN connection is a consistent 500 Kilobytes, so anything less than that is overhead from the OLSR mesh protocol (self awareness comes at a price), wireless interference and the hops from router to router. In my opinion, the hops are the most significant factor in calculating overhead.
Wireless Coverage & Topology
Wireless Speed & Signal Strength
Testing of a 4 router network
Captive Portal Overview
Captive Portal Laptop Authentication
Both of the above networks are using the captive portal.
I put in my username and password.
I am authenticated against the worldspot.net radius server. The radius server notifies the chillispot process (running on the local router) that I am approved to use the network.
I'm fully online and able to connnect on all ports protocals. If I am idle for 5 minutes the connection will reset and I'll have to put in my username and password again.