Wireless Network Deployment

VISTA Name: 
Matthew Isaacs
Program Start: 
Project Description: 

CUWiN develops and deploys wireless networks across the US, focusing on areas that are either priced out of the broadband Internet market or areas that telecomm incumbents won’t connect. The VISTA will work closely with the CUWin core staff to facilitate the growth of the CUWiN project.

- Identify ideal node locations. Install and troubleshoot network nodes in Champaign and Urbana
- Provide technical support to local residents and partners to maintain the local wireless network
- Participate in solving problems within CUWiN networks nationwide.
- Help update and maintain cuwireless.net
- Answer questions on the support list

Project Outcome: 

Matt Isaacs has been a remarkably productive member of the CUWiN team. His development work has included numerous upgrades to CUWiNware (e.g. porting uDHCP, adding nightly builds and an automatic upgrade script, as well as a firmware builder web-application). He has been actively involved in system administration of the Tribal Digital Village network and has worked closely win CUWiN’s Chief Engineer

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