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Local Production of Antennas for LibreRouter (LoPaLiR)

Reliable open hardware Antennas for LibreRouter

Community networks are telecommunication networks that are owned and operated by their users, which is probably the only way forward for the half of the worlds population that has so far remained unconnected because of lack of market or state interest. The, an open source hardware and software wireless router for inclusive community networks, represents a leap forward in the adoption of community networks, as networking skills are usually not present and difficult to achieve in these regions.

One aspect of successful deployment - and thus a more rich and diverse internet - is reliable, low cost antennas. This project aims to fill this niche, as isn't currently a suitable open hardware MiMo antenna design with the right gain and manufacturing features. Most open designs are not MiMo. By creating this design under the CERN-OHL license and collaborating with INTI (the Argentina National institute of industrial technology) a reliable design will be made that allows for replicable local production of high quality antennas.

Run by Asociación Civil AlterMundi in association with Electrocharlas collective

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This project was funded through the User-Operated Internet fund, a fund established by NLnet made possible by financial support from the PKT Community/The Network Steward and stichting Technology Commons Trust. Your donation is welcome too.