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Metro-Mesh: A Hacker's Paradise?

Dan Jones
5/24/2006
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Wireless metro-mesh technology promises a new era in anytime, anywhere public access Internet for the masses.

So-called mesh technology -- in case you've been living under a rock for the last year -- allows 802.11 wireless access points to pass data amongst themselves over the air, removing the need for multiple wired connections back to the Internet. Proponents of the technology, which has been taken up in cities such as Philadelphia and San Francisco over the past year, say that it will enable low-cost metropolitan WiFi access as well other services such as VOIP.

There is, however, one question that doesn't often seem to get asked about metro-mesh technology in the cavalcade of press coverage and industry hype: Just how secure is this technology?

Find out at Dark Reading.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung, special to Dark Reading

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