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Portable/Mobile Event WiFi for hundreds of Stations
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Location
Braunschweig, Germany
Description

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We created a mobile/protable WiFi-Setup to rent out to events.

It has all you need in 2 cases (one base case and one upgrade).

 The setup is free to rent for anyone who wants to use it and is supported by the local city council. Backhaul is created via VPN so any internet-connection can be used and the owner does not have to worry about liability.

All has been done by Freifunk Braunschweig a group at Stratum0 our local hackerspace.

We made a small (German) blog-post about it. https://stratum0.org/blog/posts/2018/06/01/freifunk-event-wlan/

The VPN, routing and controller VMs run on a small PC-engines APU2 which pushes 1 GBit/s without a sweat.

Setup is as easy as possible, plug all devices in, connect the uplink to the internet and you should be ready to go. Only the WiFi-backhaul, should it be needed, is a bit more complex to setup (needs some experience) but even that is plug and play.graph.png

 

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Portable/Mobile Event WiFi for hundreds of Stations

by a week ago

20180527143648.jpg

We created a mobile/protable WiFi-Setup to rent out to events.

It has all you need in 2 cases (one base case and one upgrade).

 The setup is free to rent for anyone who wants to use it and is supported by the local city council. Backhaul is created via VPN so any internet-connection can be used and the owner does not have to worry about liability.

All has been done by Freifunk Braunschweig a group at Stratum0 our local hackerspace.

We made a small (German) blog-post about it. https://stratum0.org/blog/posts/2018/06/01/freifunk-event-wlan/

The VPN, routing and controller VMs run on a small PC-engines APU2 which pushes 1 GBit/s without a sweat.

Setup is as easy as possible, plug all devices in, connect the uplink to the internet and you should be ready to go. Only the WiFi-backhaul, should it be needed, is a bit more complex to setup (needs some experience) but even that is plug and play.graph.png

 

20180601120418.jpg

 DZmhlhlWkAAY0SS.jpg

 

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Comments
by
a week ago

Would be a great addition to generate additional revenue for event planning/ rental companies! Thanks for sharing! 

by
a week ago

Where did you find those cable lables? 

by
a week ago

I did not find any references to the LTE modem. Where are u using that for?

 

 

by
a week ago

The LTE modem is an uplink option in case no other option exists.

by
Monday

Thanks for sharing,

Anw what are the devices you use for UAP AC Ms' uplinks?

However, can you please explain why the Backhaul is created through VPN ? What are the benefits and specially how to do it? Man Very Happy

by
Monday - last edited Monday

UAP-AC-Ms would use the M-Pros as uplink and can be handy on campsites or other remote locations (100-150m to the uplink are no problem). But basically any 5-GHz AP (all in our case) can be an uplink the only difference for the Mesh models is the additional 5 GHz-mesh-radio which standard APs are missing. info on the topic: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002262328-UniFi-Feature-Guide-Wireless-Uplink

 

VPN is used to prevent exposing the donated internet acess' IP-adress in case torrenting or other stuff happens. That is the case for the whole Freifunk network and it is due to European or specifically German regulations.

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Wednesday

Which VPN are you using in your  APU2C4 ?  PFsense?

I imagine that the other VPN device is in a datacenter with a good connectivity  or you use a vpn provider somwhere?.

I sometime organize the IT stuff for events and the VPN thing is a good idea.  Any more info would be appreciated.

regards,

 

Nico